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City Gardener Program

April 17, 2018
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City Gardener Program

Tuesday Evenings

March 6 - April 24, 2018

Indiana State Fairgrounds


What is the City Gardener Program?

The Purdue Extension-Marion County City Gardener Program was developed in 2002 for new or inexperienced gardeners. It covers a variety of gardening topics and has a focus on gardening in urban areas. The current program offers a series of classes. You can attend one session or the whole series.  A Purdue Extension City Gardener Program certificate is awarded to those who attend all six sessions.

What topics are covered?

Topics included in the program are: how plants grow; soil, nutrients & composting; pests & pest management, including insects, diseases, weeds & animal pests; vegetable gardening basics & growing specific vegetables; growing flowers including annuals, perennials, flowering bulbs & ornamental grasses; grass selection, planting & care of your lawn; tree & shrub planting & maintenance as well as selecting trees and shrubs.

When is the next class?

The next program will take place on Tuesday evenings in March and April 2018 from 6:00-8:30pm. The specific dates are: March 6, March 13, March 27, April 3, April 17 and April 24.

Where is the class held?

The class is held in the Purdue Extension-Marion County Classroom in Discovery Hall (2nd floor) which is located in the NW corner of the Indiana State Fairgrounds (Purdue Extension-Marion County, 1202 E 38th Street, Discovery Hall, Suite 201, Indianapolis, IN 46205). There is no charge for parking. A map is located near the bottom of the page under Related Files.

How do I register?

The complete program and registration form is available now. It appears near the bottom of the page under Related Files. If you cannot open and view the document, call (317) 275-9286.

If you require an accommodation or special assistance for this program due to a disability, please contact us at (317) 275-9286 or Please contact us as soon as possible. Some requests might take 1-2 weeks to arrange.

If a class is not currently available and you wish to be placed on a list to receive future class registration information via e-mail when it becomes available, please contact Debbie Schelske and ask to be placed on the City Gardener Program e-mail list (we also have a general gardening e-mail list if you want to know about other gardening programs).

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