LCMGA Spring 2021 Plant Sale
Large variety of plants
Come early for best selection
A soil sample drop box has been installed on the front porch of the Laurens Extension Office. It can be used to submit Soil, Hay, Forage or Compost samples. Do not include payment with your samples. For that purpose you will find a self-addressed enveloped in the bin next to the drop box. Enclose your check made payable to Clemson University and send it on to the Ag Lab.
Please note that the drop box is not to be used for manure samples or weeds for identification. Those should be sent directly to the Ag Lab by the client.
For those of you interested in the SC Master Gardener Program, a new, virtual Master Gardener Training Class will be offered beginning in January of 2021. The class will differ from the current online class in that lessons will be synchronous. This means you will need to be virtually present during class meeting times. Tests and quizzes will be also be administered online. Please note this course is the first step to becoming a Certified South Carolina Master Gardener and enrollment in the class is a commitment to performing volunteer service. More information about initial certification and annual requirements can be found on the SC Master Gardener website.
The 2021 Virtual South Carolina Master Gardener Training Class will begin on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Classes will meet online each Wednesday morning from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM for 16 weeks. Chat help will be available each week from 8:30-9:00 AM. The final exam will be on April 28, 2021.
Due to the popularity of the South Carolina Master Gardener program and limited capacity, registration for the 2021 Virtual South Carolina Master Gardener Training Class is a two-step process. First, interested individuals must complete the form below by November 13, 2020. Next, a Master Gardener representative will contact interested individuals via telephone to explain the program, answer any questions or concerns, and verify a desire to proceed with registering for the class.
The training class fee is $300.00. Payment will be collected during the second step of the registration process, after Master Gardener representatives have contacted interested individuals. Please note that no refunds will be issued once the course begins.
If you’re ready to pursue becoming a SC Master Gardener, please complete this pre-registration form. Please send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're pleased to announce Regina Prater of Greenville as the winner of the 2020 Quilt Raffle. She is but one of the many who supported LCMGA by purchasing raffle tickets this year. The raffle, originally scheduled for the May plant sale, had been postponed and the drawing was finally held on August 15th. Thanks to everyone for their support and understanding during this trying time.
On a happier note the winning ticket for the Quilt Raffle will soon be drawn. Check back here for the name of the lucky winner!
TEAM Ecology, a program largely supported by the Laurens County Master Gardeners Association (LCMGA), is the recipient of the 2019 South Carolina Community Star Award in the
Collaborative category. The award was presented during a Laurens County Council meeting on February 25, 2020.
TEAM Ecology was initiated in 2012 as a collaborative effort of the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce (represented by Greg Alexander, Chamber CEO and Marilyn Easter, Chair of the Beautification Committee), the Laurens County Soil & Water Conservation District (Connie Daniels, Associate Commissioner and Marie Milam, District Coordinator), the Joe R. Adair Outdoor Education Center (Debbie Bishop, Director), School District 56 (Dr. David Pitts) and Debbie Vaughn, who had knowledge of the Pickens County Trash Bash program. Marilyn Easter had contacted a representative from the Pickens County Trash Bash program to talk to the Beautification Committee about their program which Marilyn hoped to use as a guide for Laurens County to teach students about recycling. Connie Daniels had been working on programs to take into the schools to teach about protecting our natural resources. Both Marilyn and Connie could see the benefit of working together on this education, thus TEAM Ecology was initiated.
The Master Gardeners Association has many members who loyally volunteer annually to teach during the 4 day program. The Master Gardeners also make desk top worm bins for all 3rd grade teachers 6 weeks in advance of TEAM Ecology. The students are to care for the worms and bring their bin with them to TEAM Ecology to count the numbers of worms in their bins. The LCMGA provides a small recycling bin to the class with the highest number of worms surviving.
Master Gardeners have taught at all the educational stations during TEAM Ecology including: Air Quality, Enviroscape for Waste Management, Enviroscape Watershed, Nature Hike, Recycling, Soils, Vermicomposting and Recycle Art.
To date approximately 4000 3rdgrade students have participated in TEAM Ecology which had its first program in 2013.
Look for the Plant Sale October 3, 2020
at Tractor Supply
Cancelled for 2020
Joe Adair Outdoor Education Center
110 Scout Creek Court
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This page was updated 3/09/2021