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Marion County Events

If you would like to participate in one of the Purdue Extension-Marion County horticulture programs and have special needs, please contact Steve Mayer prior to the date of the program (317-275-9290).

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Lunch & Learn Lectures for Gardeners (Noon-1:00pm)

If you want to know more about gardening, attend the Purdue Extension lunch & learn sessions for gardeners. “Each month a free lecture will be offered over the lunch hour on a variety of garden-related subjects,” says Steve Mayer, Extension Educator-Horticulture, for Purdue Extension-Marion County. The sessions will be held in Discovery Hall in the northwest corner of the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.

The April session for 2014 will be: Friday, April 25, 2014, noon – Diagnosing Tree Problems, by Steve Mayer, Purdue Extension-Marion County. The principles of tree problem diagnosis will be presented using the mnemonic "diseased tree" to help you remember what is involved in the diagnostic process.

The May session will be: Friday, May 2, 2014, noon - Starting a Community Garden, by Ginny Roberts, Purdue Extension-Marion County. Starting a community garden requires more than just the knowledge of growing food. Come and learn what is needed.  Answers will be given to common questions, and bring your own questions. Be sure to attend if you are starting a new garden this spring!

Bring your own lunch. There is no charge to participate and parking is free. However, please pre-register before the day of the program. For more information or to register, call (317) 275-9286 or e-mail: dschelsk@purdue.edu now. Thanks.

If you require an accommodation or special assistance for one of our programs due to a disability, please contact us at 317-275-9286 prior to the session.

Previous Lunch & Learn Topics

Horticulture Lunch & Learn Lectures - First Quarter of 2013

Horticulture Lunch & Learn Lectures - Second Quarter of 2013

Horticulture Lunch & Learn Lectures - Third Quarter of 2013

Horticulture Lunch & Learn Lectures - Fourth Quarter of 2013


2014 Spring Garden Clinic

Saturday, March 1, 2014

St. Luke's United Methodist Church

2014 Spring Garden Clinic (program and registration form)

Pre-Registration Required

Last year's schedule for Spring Garden Clinic: 2013 Spring Garden Clinic

Indiana Flower & Patio Show
March 8-16, 2014
Indiana State Fairgrounds
1202 E. 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205

Orchard in Bloom Show (The Orchard School)
May 3-5, 2013
Holliday Park
6363 Spring Mill Road (64th and Spring Mill)
Indianapolis, IN

Previous Events

Growing for Market (February 2011)

Growing "Green" Vegetable Series (February-March 2011)

Other Events

Forest Management for the Private Woodland Owner (2014)

HortusScope (hoosiergardener.com)

IMA Horticultural Society Lectures (Indianapolis Museum of Art)


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Updated 12/2013