Purdue Master Gardener Basic Training will be offered Fall 2020.
For Fall 2020, there will be a Statewide Virtual Purdue EMG Basic Training from August 25 – December 15, 2020 (includes final exam due date). Many counties have come together to offer this program which includes a local county connection hour. The statewide live webinars will be held on Tuesdays, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Here in Allen County, the local county connection hour will be on Thursday at 6:30 each week. This will be offered virtually through a link you will receive. Attendance of both of these weekly sessions is required and attendance will be taken.
Additionally, an online information sharing platform, Basecamp, will be used to share additional handouts and other information with participants.
Application and Registration Information
To apply, please read the Purdue Extension Master Gardener Program Policy Guide (found below) and complete, sign, and return the Purdue Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Application and Agreement (found below) to Rhonda Smith at email@example.com by August 7th. All applicants are also required to consent to national and state sex and violent offender registry checks and provide evidence of a government issued photo ID to your local EMG County Coordinator or designated Purdue Extension staff. You may download the policy guide here: https://extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/mg/mg-5-w.pdf or contact Rhonda Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or (260) 481-6826 to receive a copy.
Upon confirmation of acceptance of your application and providing evidence of government issued photo ID, an online registration link will be sent to you. The registration options are listed below:
- $175.00 for an individual registration with print version of Purdue EMG Manual. Pay an additional $25.00 to add the digital version of the manual.
- $270.00 for two people sharing a print version of the Purdue EMG Manual. Pay an additional $25.00, to add the digital version of the manual. (Sharing option works best for two people living in the same household.)
Your copy(ies) of the Purdue Extension Master Gardener Manual will be shipped to you prior to the start of the training.
All steps in the application and registration process must be completed by August 14, 2020.
If you cancel your registration prior to August 14, 2020, you will be charged 12% of the registration fee + $5.00. After August 14, 2020, there are no refunds. Purdue University is not responsible for expenses incurred due to cancellations by registrants. Purdue University reserves the right to cancel any program. Registrants will receive a full refund in the event that Purdue University cancels the program.
Statewide Live Webinar Schedule
August 25 Purdue EMG Orientation
September 1 Plant Science
September 8 Soils and Plant Nutrition
September 15 Invasive Species
September 22 Plant Disease Diagnosis
September 29 Weed ID and Control
October 6 Insect ID and Control
October 13 Pesticide Safety and Alternatives
October 20 Animal Pests
October 27 Herbaceous Ornamentals
November 3 Woody Ornamentals
November 10 Fruit Gardening
November 17 Lawn Care
November 24 No Session
December 1 Vegetable Gardening
December 8-15 Evaluations and Final Exam
Purdue is committed to making all programs accessible to participants. If you require auxiliary aids or services, or if you have other program-related concerns, please contact Terri Theisen email@example.com at least 2 weeks prior to the program.
Thank you for your interest in the Purdue Extension Master Gardener Program!