Ascension Parish Extension
Ascension Parish is along the banks of the Mississippi River, 50 miles west of New Orleans and 30 miles south of Baton Rouge. The parish is in the heart of Plantation Country, which offers quaint towns surrounded by scattered sugarcane fields and adventurous swamplands. Donaldsonville, founded in 1806 on the west side of the river, is the parish seat. Ascension Parish is one of many in Louisiana offering bed and breakfast inns to tour, spend a weekend and enjoy the history and beautiful picturesque sites as you go back in time to the 1800s.

Master Gardener Program

Trained Master Gardeners serve as volunteers assisting LSU AgCenter agents with outreach efforts to help meet educational needs in con-sumer horticulture. Programs include environmental improvement ac-tivities, community and school garden programs, public horticultural events, etc. Some activities of the Ascension Parish Master Gardeners include tree plantings with school children at three elementary schools, a spring and fall Library Lecture Series, and vegetable garden activi-ties. Ascension Parish currently has 83 Master Gardeners, each pro-viding at least 20 hours of community service per year.

Contact Ascension Parish Extension

Albert Orgeron
Associate County Agent
GONZALES, Louisiana  70737
Phone: 225/621-5799
Fax: 225/621-5794


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Ascension Parish, Louisiana

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