Become a Master Gardener

Become a Master Gardener

11202658_10153520329223941_6114528782438937177_nThe 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.

Please watch our site for the 2020 dates and registration in the spring.  Visit our Facebook page to find out more about what the Delaware County Master Gardeners do throughout the year.

If you have questions please send us an email at or contact the extension office at (765) 747-7732.