The Master Gardener program was created in 1972 in Seattle, Washington. The Indiana program began in 1978 with four counties. Today over 50 counties have active Extension Master Gardener programs.
The Delaware County Master Gardener Association (DCMGA) is a non-profit (501c3) volunteer organization started in 1990. Our members have a passion for gardening/horticulture and a wide variety of gardening knowledge to share.
The goal of DCMGA is to promote and teach good gardening and horticulture practices in cooperation with the Purdue University Extension Services.
Membership to the Association is open to anyone who has successfully completed the Master Gardener Basic Training class and certification according to the Purdue Extension Master Gardener Program policy guide.
The DCMGA meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:30 at Minnetrista Cultural Center in Muncie. Our meetings include a speaker or presentation and are open to the public. Following the educational portion of the meeting we hold the monthly member business meeting.
Annual Dues are $10 and Master Gardener interns receive a free membership their first year.
DCMGA provides talks and presentations in the community, has information booths at various events, holds annual kids gardening camps, and provides volunteer work at several area educational and school gardens.
- President-Sarah Kreps
- 1st VP- Mary Ippel
- 2nd VP-John Huber
- Secretary-Deanna Hines
- Treasurer- Kate Bell
- Historian-Julie Mason
Directors at Large
- Linda Osborn
- Martha McClurg
- Chris Allen
Past President-Dottie Kreps
Purdue ANR Extension Educator-Laurynn Thieme
- Arbor Day-Laura Shadoin
- Farm Fest- HC Cross, Kate Bell, Mary Ippel
- Future Master Gardener -Dottie Kreps
- Garden Fair-Dottie Kreps
- Garden Walk- TBA
- Mini-Master Gardeners-Martha McClurg
- Plant Sale-TBA
- Trees- Mary Ippel, Kate Bell, HC Cross
- Washington Street Festival Booth-Laura Shadoin
- Muncie Children’s Museum-Dottie Kreps
- Growing Through Gardening Expo -Sandy Kreps
- 30th Anniversary- Kate Bell
- Hospitality – Mark Kreps
- Newsletter – Kyle Koger