"Helping Others Grow"
Why should you become a Master Gardener?
- The training sessions/classes will increase your knowledge of a wide array of gardening objects.
- The increased knowledge will give you the skills and confidence to teach others about gardening, either one-on-one, or in groups, writing, etc.
- Sharing gardening knowledge with others will give you a great way to become more involved in improving the quality of life in your community.
What training will you get?
- Plant Nutrition
- Soil Science
- Plant Science
- Animal Pest Control
- ID and Control of Insect Pests
- ID and Control of Plant Diseases
- ID and Control of Weeds
- Pesticide Safety
- Tree Care
- Lawn Care
- And more!!
Requirements of the Master Gardener Program:
When you have been accepted into a training session, you should make every effort to attend all the classes in the series. Each class lasts 3 hours.
After completion of your training, you will take a test over the material covered and must score 70% or higher on the exam to become a MG intern. You must complete volunteer hours of approved garden-related activities equal to the number of classroom hours. Volunteer hours may consists of such services as answering garden questions, conducting gardening classes, working in the Master Gardener demo gardens and assisting in other garden related educational activities.
After you have completed the required volunteer hours as an intern, you will be certified as a Purdue Extension Master Gardener!
If you have an interest in becoming a Master Gardener, please email Ed Farris at firstname.lastname@example.org