A Purdue Master Gardener Basic Training will be offered in Brown County on Tuesday evenings, February 18 through May 19, 2020, from 6-9pm. The program will be offered at the Purdue Extension – Brown County Office at 802 Memorial Dr, Nashville, IN 47448.
The Purdue Master Gardener basic training program will consist of 14 sessions. Topics included are: Plant Science, Soils and Plant Nutrition, Fruit and Vegetable Gardening, Pesticide Safety and Alternatives, Organic Gardening, Plant Disease Diagnosis, Insect Identification and Control, Weed Identification and Control, Animal Pests, Herbaceous Ornamentals and Flowers, Woody Ornamentals, Lawn Care, Invasive Species, and Native Plants. Purdue Extension Specialists, Extension Educators, Advanced Master Gardeners, and local horticulture experts serve as instructors.
The Purdue Master Gardener program is designed to train volunteers to assist with horticultural education programs for Purdue Extension. Participants enter a specially designed training program in home horticulture and, upon completion of the training program, they are identified as Master Gardener interns. At that time, the volunteers work to provide information in the areas of gardening and horticulture under the guidance of Purdue Extension in order to become certified Master Gardeners.
Persons interested in registration information for the Master Gardener Basic Training program should contact Purdue Extension – Brown County at 802 Memorial Dr, Nashville, IN 47448, or by calling 812-988-5495 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $150 for one, or $200 for a couple sharing a manual.