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Purdue Extension Presents

Growing "Green"

Sustainable Vegetable Culture for Pleasure & Profit


 A Distance Learning Program

Tuesday Mornings
February 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 2011
9:30-11:30 am (Eastern)

22 sites across Indiana including Purdue Extension-Marion County, 6640 Intech Blvd., Suite 120, Indianapolis, IN 46278 (remote viewing also available)

This 5-session series offers current and aspiring vegetable growers the opportunity to learn from experts about ways to increase the success and satisfaction of quality vegetable production in their gardens and farms.  It should be of interest to current and prospective farmers, market gardeners, and more advanced home gardeners.

Registration Fee: $50/person for all sessions or $15/person/individual session (includes all handouts and resource materials).  Registration deadline is January 28 (add $10/person late fee after deadline).

Complete details with registration form are HERE.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Purdue Extension-Marion County, 6640 Intech Blvd., Suite 120, Indianapolis, IN 46278.  Call 317-275-9286 or e-mail: dschelsk@purdue.edu.


Obtain the password from the Purdue Extension-Marion County instructor to open the following password-protected files.

Growing Green 2011 Handouts Session 1

-Questions from Session 1

Growing Green 2011 Handouts Session 2

Growing Green 2011 Handouts Session 3 + High Tunnel Tomato Production (University of Missouri)

Growing Green 2011 Handouts Session 4 + ATTRA Resource Guide

Growing Green 2011 Handouts Session 5

Recorded Sessions

The website links to the recorded sessions are HERE.

Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers 2011 (ID-56)  

Additional Links of Interest

Purdue Extension-Marion County Horticulture (IndyHorticulture.org)

Soil Sampling and Testing

Community Gardening

Demonstration Garden

Purdue Fruit and Vegetable Connection (primarily for commercial growers)

Building Soils for Better Crops: Sustainable Soil Management, Third Edition, SARE, USDA (large 13+ MB file)

Organic Materials Review Institute (omri.org)

Organic Vegetable Production (Purdue publication ID-316)

Organic Vegetable Production

Scheduling Sweet Corn Plantings (using growing degree days)

Growing Degree Days Calculator (The Weather Channel)

Indiana Market Maker

Farmers Market Boot Camps (Indianapolis)
-February 21, 2011
-March 15, 2011
-March 29, 2011

Managing Cover Crops Profitably, Third Edition, SARE, USDA

Fresh Produce Safety Portal (NC): www.ncfreshproducesafety.org

Resource Guide for Organic Insect and Disease Management

Wildlife Conflicts Information Website

Protecting Honey Bees from Pesticides (Purdue publication E-53)It is the policy of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service that all persons have equal opportunity and access to its educational programs, services, activities, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or status as a veteran. Purdue University is an Affirmative Action institution. This material may be available in alternative formats.