Piney Hills Master Gardeners celebrate new graduates

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LEE FAULK
Special to the Press-Herald

The Piney Hills Master Gardeners celebrated their newest members on Thursday, Aug. 20 at the LSU AgCenter Extension Office in Minden. This year’s annual Master Gardener Class had eight students who underwent 40 hours of horticulture education over the course of 10 weeks this summer to qualify to graduate and become a Master Gardener.

The 2015 Piney Hills Master Gardener Class graduates included Ben Branch, Suzan Bryant, Randy Clemons, Jillene Faulk, Roderick Gilbert, Jenny Kelley, Wendy McLean and Drake Roten.

These graduates had an opportunity to learn about soils, botany, plant pathology, fruit and nut trees, vegetables, ornamental horticulture, entomology and many other topics. These new graduates will join the ranks of other Piney Hills Master Gardeners who work tirelessly to promote horticulture and home gardening in Bienville, Bossier, Claiborne and Webster Parishes.

For more information on the LSU AgCenter Master Gardener Program, the Piney Hills Master Gardeners, or how to become a Master Gardener; contact the Webster Parish Extension Office at 371-­1371.

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