Sorry, we are no longer able to accept any more applications for Marion County this fall. If you wish to be on an e-mail list for information on future classes, please send an e-mail to: email@example.com.
For information in other counties, go to: Purdue Extension Master Gardener Basic Training.
Where: Virtual Program to be Viewed at Home
When: August 25 - December 15, 2020, on Tuesday evenings (AND Thursday afternoons or Thursday evenings)
Cost: Basic registration fee is $175.00 for an individual registration and $270.00 for two people sharing a print version of the Purdue Master Gardener manual.
Registration Deadline: August 14, 2020
2020 EXTENSION MASTER GARDENER PROGRAM
In 2020, there will be a Statewide Virtual Purdue EMG Basic Training from August 25-December 15, 2020 (includes final exam due date). The statewide live webinars will be held on Tuesdays, from 6:30-8:30 pm (ET). Many counties have come together to offer this program which includes a local county connection hour. Here in Marion County, the local county connection hour will be on Thursdays from 1:30-2:30 pm (Class 2020-1) OR 6:30-7:30 pm (Class 2020-2) each week. This will be offered live virtually through a link you will receive. Marion County application forms are near the bottom of this page under Related Files (contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you cannot print the form). Additionally, an online information sharing platform, Basecamp, will be used to share additional handouts and other information with participants.
Application and Registration Information
Please read the Purdue Extension Master Gardener Program Policy Guide and complete, sign, and return the Purdue Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Application and Agreement to: Purdue Extension-Marion County, Master Gardener Class, 1202 E 38th Street, Discovery Hall, Suite 201, Indianapolis, IN 46205. Fill out Form EMG-1 for MG Class 2020-1 for the afternoon county connection OR Form EMG-1 for MG Class 2020-2 for the evening county connection (see Related Files below). 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: http://tinyurl.com/MGstateguide or contact the Purdue Extension-Marion County office to receive a copy. Photo ID checks are done live at the local office or virtually via Zoom. E-mail: email@example.com or call 317-275-9286 first (office is not open to the public until at least August 17).
Upon confirmation of acceptance of your application and providing evidence of government issued photo ID, an online class registration link will be sent to you. The registration options are listed below (registration deadline is August 14):
- $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 works best for two people in the same household.)
Financial help for about 50 percent of the registration fee is available for a limited number of individuals who need it. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your copy of the Purdue Extension Master Gardener Manual will be shipped to you prior to the start of the training.
If someone cancels registration prior to August 14, they will be charged 12% of the registration fee + $5.00. There are no refunds after August 14, 2020. 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
2020 Statewide Live Webinar Schedule, Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm (ET)
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
2020 Marion County Local Connection, Thursdays, 1:30-2:30 pm (2020-1) OR 6:30-7:30 pm (2020-2)
August 27 – December 3
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 Steve Mayer (MayerSL@purdue.edu) at least 2 weeks prior to the program.
For More Information
- 2020 class schedules and registration forms are available under Related Files below.
- The Purdue Extension Master Gardener Policy Guide is at: https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?item_number=MG-5-W.
- For questions about registering for the 2020 Marion County Extension Master Gardener classes, e-mail: email@example.com or call 317-275-9286.
- If you wish to be placed on a list to receive future class registration information via e-mail when it becomes available, please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on Extension Master Gardener classes in other counties in Indiana, consult the links below.