The Purdue Master Gardener Program is an integral part of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service and provides the citizens of Indiana a chance to grow. It provides a learning framework for participants to increase their knowledge on a wide variety of horticultural subjects. In turn, participants volunteer and help others grow by sharing knowledge while providing leadership and service in educational gardening activities within their communities.
To become a Purdue Master Gardener, you must be 18 years old and are required to complete the Master Gardener training course, pass the final exam with a 70% or better and complete 35 hours of volunteer service. Training classes cover a variety of topics including plant science and nutrition, pests and diseases, soil science, weed management, vegetables, fruits, lawn care and fertilizing.
If you are interested in participating in the Purdue Master Gardener program contact Mark Carter, Purdue MG Coordinator for Delaware County, Room 202, 100 W. Main Street, Muncie, IN 47305 or (765) 747-7732 or firstname.lastname@example.org