April 4, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

Purdue offering master gardener class

By From Kris Medic-

Press release

Gardeners wanting to sharpen their skills and serve their communities will find plenty of good company in the Master Gardener program.

Beginning Aug. 11, the Purdue Master Gardener Program training series will be offered for interested residents of Bartholomew County and surrounding areas. The Purdue Master Gardener Program provides a learning framework for participants to increase their knowledge on a wide range of horticultural subjects.

In turn, participants contribute knowledge, leadership, and service in educational gardening activities within their community. 35 hours of volunteer service are needed for a participant to certify as a Master Gardener.

Training will be held mostly on Thursday mornings, 9 a.m. until noon, at various classroom and garden locations. The classes start with an orientation on Aug. 11, and continue through Nov. 10. Topics will include home orchard, vegetable gardening, plant science, plant problem diagnosis and control, woody plants, pesticide safety, lawn care, animal damage control, and herbaceous plants.

Materials for the series begin at $70, depending on the format selected. Fee assistance is available.

Those interested may find applications at the Purdue University Extension office in Columbus, and on the website. They are due by Aug. 1st.

For more information, contact Kris Medic at 812-379-1665.[[In-content Ad]]