Food Security
Purdue Master Gardener Program
Purdue Master Gardeners are volunteers that "Help Others Grow" in Hamilton County. They are able to assist with any tax-supported agency or organization, based on availability, time of year, and other factors. Most of their work is carried out in Hamilton County although they sometimes are asked to assist elsewhere. They are a publicly trained group whose purpose is to assist the local Extension Educator in addressing the educational needs of the general public as they relate to home horticultur
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Master Gardener Schedule - Hamilton County Applications are no longer being accepted for 2014. The next classes should begin in mid- August and end in November or December 2015. In the past classes have met weekly at 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (if there is sufficient interest) and repeat at 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. depending on demand. The evening class has usually filled first.
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Classes are closed for 2014. The next classes will be announced here in the future. Classes normally begin mid-August and end in late-November or early-December. Classes usually meet weekly, on Thursdays, at 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (if there is sufficient interest) and repeat at 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. depending on demand.
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The Purdue Master Gardener Program is "Helping Others Grow." The program provides gardeners with intensive education in horticultural principles. Participants who successfully complete the program and, thereafter, donate an equal number of volunteer hours in community gardening services are certified as Master Gardeners. Yearly donation of time is required to maintain certification.