The next Purdue Extension Master Gardener classes in Marion County are not scheduled yet. More information will be available this summer.
Purdue Extension has developed a new document on COVID-19 guidelines for farmers' markets.
If you are NEW to gardening, try the City Gardener Program. It is a series of evening classes for new or inexperienced urban gardeners. Come to one session or the whole series.
Plant cool-season vegetables like spinach and carrots in March-April and/or August-September in central Indiana. However, wait until risk of frost is over in May before planting warm-season vegetables like tomatoes and peppers.
Here are indispensable web pages for Marion County Master Gardeners as they navigate through our Purdue Extension-Marion County website.
This Purdue Extension-Marion County page gathers resources that will be useful to people in Indianapolis and others in central Indiana on the identification and management of invasive plants and other species.
Want to learn more about a variety of yard and garden topics? Attend our monthly horticulture lunch & learn seminars.
The local Master Gardener associations promote good gardening practices in cooperation with Purdue Extension-Marion County. There are two Master Gardener associations in Marion County. The Marion County Master Gardener Association (MCMGA) meets during the day and the Garfield Park Master Gardener Association (GPMGA) meets during the evening.
Basic certification requirements are explained for the Master Gardener Program in Marion County.
Here are resources for students taking the Marion County Master Gardener class.
Congratulations to the 53 Marion County Master Gardeners who received Master Gardener Growth Awards for their efforts in 2019!
The Master Gardener program is designed to help educate the public about gardening through the use of trained, certified volunteers. The program helps participants to grow by providing them with training in horticulture principles. They, in turn, agree to share their knowledge and help others grow.
Looking for Master Gardener web pages? You can find them here.
This information highlights what to do to help prevent cold temperature injury of vegetables in spring.
Forget what to do and when in the yard and garden? Follow the Purdue Extension yard and garden calendars.
Purdue Extension-Marion County Master Gardeners work with staff to design, plant and maintain this garden. It demonstrates how to grow food and ornamental plants. Gardeners can see and learn about plants adapted to Indiana and how to care for them. They can see the latest All-America Selections award-winning flower & vegetable varieties as well as vegetable gardening techniques.
This site provides links and information on all the resources listed in the Purdue Master Gardener Manual.
This document covers the policies governing the Purdue Master Gardener program in Indiana.
Master Gardener volunteers need to report their volunteer and training hours. Volunteers spent 25,037 hours educating others and impacting communities during 2018. The dollar value of time contributed by Marion County Master Gardener volunteers in 2018 amounted to $594,128.01.
The Purdue Extension-Marion County Spring Garden Clinic is an annual event for gardeners in the Indianapolis area. It is usually held on a Saturday in late winter or early spring. This year it is February 29, 2020. Registration deadline was February 19.
Did you receive packets of unsolicited seeds from China? Here is what to do.
Do you have a plant or pest problem? Contact the Master Gardener AnswerLine for answers to lawn & garden questions in central Indiana. Call 317-275-9292 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you looking for a speaker on a yard or garden topic for your organization or group? Contact Purdue Extension-Marion County.