If you want to sharpen your gardening skills and you have an interest in sharing your knowledge with others, Purdue University has the ideal program for you.
The Lake County Indiana Master Gardener Association is providing scholarships to undergraduate college/university students from Lake County, Indiana majoring in Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Forestry, Botany (Horticulture Equivalent), Plant Pathology, Agricultural Education, and Entomology. Other majors that benefit consumer gardening may be considered if the applicant provides a one paragraph description of how they will use their major to promote the objectives.
It has been reported that there are confirmed hits of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in Lake County. This insect ONLY affects ash trees, so all other species are safe. There are preventative treatments. If your tree is already affected, there are options to consider. If the tree's health has already started declining, it may be too late for treatment.