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Master Gardener Statewide Virtual Basic Training

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Purdue Extension Master Gardener Program
Live Webinars


Weekly Live Webinars: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM ET
January 31 Test Connect Session (optional) - test yourconnection
February 7 Purdue EMG Orientation
February 14 Plant Science
February 21 Soils and Plant Nutrition
February 28 Invasive Species
March 7 Plant Disease Diagnosis
March 14 Insect ID and Control
March 21 Weed ID and Control
March 28 Animal Pests
April 4 Pesticide Safety & Alternatives
April 11 Woody Ornamentals
April 18 Herbaceous Ornamentals
April 25 Fruit Gardening
May 2 Lawn Care
May 9 Vegetable Gardening
After May 9 Final Exam, post-test, & post-program survey

County Connections Weekly local connection hour with your county’s Extension Master Gardener Coordinator.  For Marion county, Thursdays 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM ET.


• $180.00 for an individual registration with print version of Purdue EMG Manual
• $280.00 for two people sharing a print version of the Purdue EMG Manual, both will need application approval prior to registering and paying.
• Participants will be able to purchase a digital version of the manual for an additional $25.00.


Application Deadline: January 16,2023

1) Learn more from Marion County Home Horticulture Educator Carey Grable at this link. 
For other counties: visit:

2) Complete this application and submit to Carey Grable


3)  After your application is received and  approved, you will be contacted to complete registration and payment.


Note:  Purdue is committed to making all programs accessible to participants. If you require auxiliary aids or services, or if you have other program-related concerns, please contact Carey Grable ( at least 2 weeks prior to the program.

To learn more about the Purdue Extension Master Gardener Program, visit

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