Master Gardener Classes are taking Applications for fall class
A new Master Gardener class will be starting on August 21, 2013. The purpose of the Purdue Master Gardener Program is to teach people more about growing plants and to more effectively extend information related to plants to the community. The programs specific aim is to provide information and technical assistance in the areas of gardening and home horticulture through the use of trained and certified volunteers.
I want to invite all the people that are interested in becoming Master Gardeners to contact me soon so I can set aside a place for you in the class. The class has limited space.
After acceptance into the Master Gardener Program, participants receive training in the following areas: Plant Science, Plant Nutrition, Soil Science, Plant Disease, Insect Pests, Weeds, Pesticide Safety/Pesticide Alternatives, Woody Ornamentals, Vegetable Gardening, Herbaceous Ornamentals, Home Lawns, Animal Pests, Home Fruit Production, Indoor Gardening, and Yard Waste Management. You will also receive a large book full of references you can use outside of the class. To be part of the next series of Master Gardener classes please contact the Putnam County Extension Office and say that you are interested in the Master Gardner Class for the fall of 2012. You will have to complete an application form and return it to the Putnam County Extension Office. The classes meet every Wednesday night from 6-9 pm. The classes will last 12 weeks from Aug 21 to Nov 6th. To become a full fledged Master Gardener the program requires you to volunteer for a minimum of 35 hours. Throughout the class, there are opportunities to gain hours even before you have finished your class work. So join our next class and bring a friend. Currently, we are taking applications for the class. Contact the office for the application. There are a limited number of spaces in the class. Due to a generous gift from the Putnam County Master Gardener Association there will be a cash rebate for those participants who complete the class. The cost is $110. Family rates apply. We will be taking applications until August 16, 2012. If you have any questions, Please contact Ann Delchambre @ 765-653-8411, email firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook: Putnam County Agriculture and Twitter: AgAgent