How do I become a Purdue Master Gardener?
- Determine the location of a Master Gardener Training Session in your area by contacting your county Extension office. You may also contact the Master Gardener State Coordinator to find out where the program nearest to you will be held.
- You will complete an application form and/or enrollment form and return it to the local county Extension Office. Enrollment is limited.
- After being accepted into a training session, you must attend a series of weekly classes, each lasting 3 to 4 hours.
- Achieve rank of Master Gardener Intern by completing required training and passing exam with 70% success.
- MG Interns are required to volunteer a minimum of 35 hours to be certified as a Purdue Master Gardener.
Purdue Master Gardeners and the staff of Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service are partners in meeting the vast demand for home gardening information. We hope you will make a commitment to join us in helping others grow.
For more detailed information about the Purdue Master Gardener Program, please review Purdue Extension Publication HO-184 (PDF 440K) - Revised 9/08.
Jay County Master Gardener Intern Class
A Purdue Master Gardener Intern Class will be offered in Jay County beginning January 2013. If you enjoy gardening, you want to learn more about horticulture, and enjoy giving back to the community, this program is for you. For more information on the Purdue Master Gardener Program, contact the Jay County Purdue Extension Office or go to http://www.hort.purdue.edu/mg
Cost for the program is $95 per person or $150 for a couple sharing one set of materials. Registration deadline is January 18, 2013 but because space in limited, please register as soon as possible. Contact the Extension Office for an application packet.
Classes will be held on Thursday evenings, January 31, 2013 to April 25, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.at the Jay County 4-H Building meeting room.
Class Topics are:
Plant Basics, Indiana Soils, Plant Names and Identification
Searching for Gardening Information, Creating a Beautiful Garden, Fertilizers
Gardening Tools and Techniques, Plant Propagation, Herbaceous Ornamental Plants
Woody Landscape Plants, Lawns, Houseplants, Vegetables and Herbs
Fruit, Introduction to Plant Problems, Abiotic Plant Problems, Infectious Plant Diseases
Insects and Invertebrate Pests, Vertebrate Pests, Weeds
Diagnosing Plant Problems, Managing Plant Problems
Pesticide Principles for Master Gardeners
Insecticides and Fungicides
Common Insect Pests and Infectious Diseases
For More Information Contact:
Purdue Cooperative Extension Service
126 N. Meridian St.
Portland, IN 47371