A Louisiana Master Gardener class is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays from Aug. 7 through Nov. 6. Most classes will be at the Hammond Research Station.

Contact the LSU AgCenter office in Amite at (985) 748-5462 or Livingston at (225) 686-3020, or email Horticulture Agent Mary Helen Ferguson at mhferguson@agcenter.lsu.edu for an application. Submit applications by June 15.

A fee of $185 will be required from those who are accepted and choose to enroll in the program.

Individuals in the Louisiana Master Gardener program help the LSU AgCenter provide education about gardening and lawn care. To become a Certified Louisiana Master Gardener, individuals must complete 40 hours of training, pass an examination and volunteer 40 or more hours of service with the LSU AgCenter.

Anyone interested in other horticulture classes offered by the LSU AgCenter in Tangipahoa and Livingston parishes can send an email to mhferguson@agcenter.lsu.edu and request to get updates by email.