Ag. and Natural Resources
Purdue Extension - Washington County
MEET YOUR EDUCATOR
Purdue Extension in Scott and Washington Counties partner to offer the 14-week Extension Master Gardener (EMG) training in the fall of even years. Training topics include: Plant Science, Soil & Plant Nutrition, Invasive Species, Plant Disease Diagnosis, Insect ID & Control, Weed ID & Control, Animal Pests, Pesticide Safety & Alternatives, Herbaceous Ornamentals, Woody Ornamentals, Plant Propagation, Vegetable Gardening, Fruit Gardening, Lawn Care, and more. Sessions are taught by university and industry experts and experienced local gardeners. The next training will be fall 2024 - check back for more information!
Good Earth Master Gardeners:
The Good Earth Master Gardeners (GEMG) is the Purdue Extension Master Gardener organization in Washington County whose members have used their passion for gardening to serve others. A few of the GEMG activities and events are the annual Washington County Garden Tour, Plant Sale, and beautiful tulip and petunia plantings around the County Courthouse and Salem Square. In addition, the GEMG partner with Purdue Extension to provide unique educational opportunities for others interested in gardening and related topics. GEMG are not only committed to their activities, but also to their personal continuing education. To be a Master Gardener, individuals must complete the 40-hour Purdue Extension Master Gardener Training, six hours of annual continuing education, and 12 hours of annual volunteer work.
In 2022, the GEMG's had 340 hours of volunteer service, 125 hours of continuing education, and 1,348 educational contacts.
2023 GEMG Officers:
Roger Bundy - President
Samantha Ries - Vice President
Suzanne Bundy - Secretary
Brenda Gregory - Treasurer
Dolly Bricker - Historian
Facebook Page: Good Earth Master Gardeners
Extension Master Gardeners report hours at: https://www.purdue.edu/mg-volunteer/login/php
The Purdue Extension - Washington County office has the following available to assist community members with their agriculture, natural resources, and horticulture needs:
- Cattle Chute & Scale - Must be a dues paying member of the Washington County Cattlemen's Association. Contact the Extension office at 812-883-4601 to reserve the chute/scale.
- Forage/Hay Probe
- Measuring Wheel
- Microscope and Fecal Sample Supplies - Must be a dues paying member of the Washington County Goat Association or Washington County Sheep Association. Watch for more information coming soon about the use of the microscope and supplies!
- Soil Probe
- Sweep Net
- Tattoo Kit - Must be a dues paying member of the Washington County Goat Association.
Private and Commercial Applicators may search their PARP and CCH records on the Office of Indiana State Chemist website at: https://inplants.oisc.purdue.edu/USAPlantsIN/ApplicatorLogin.aspx
Upcoming PARP Events in Indiana: https://ppp.purdue.edu/private-applicators/recertification-parp/parp-events/
Obtaining a Private Applicator License: https://ppp.purdue.edu/private-applicators/certification/
Obtaining a Commercial Applicator License: https://oisc.purdue.edu/pesticide/exam_dates_and_sign_up.html