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Master Gardener Seminars

2023 marks the 25th year Master Gardeners have been actively volunteering in Whitley County!


Seminars on Monday, July 17, 2023 – 1:00-4:00 p.m. – Whitley County Agricultural Museum

Whitley County Master Gardeners will share some of their own gardening experiences, knowledge, rewards, and fond memories that they acquired from their classes as well as their own personal experiences.  Topics will include vegetable gardening, gardening maintenance, rescuing native plants, tools to ease gardening, gardening memories, and becoming more knowledgeable in preserving and using herbs along with additional topics, too.

Plan to attend not only to learn with our Master Gardeners but to celebrate with us the many years we have grown and provided lovely gardens throughout our county as well as presenting educational seminars, planning garden walks, sharing our gardening skills in our schools, providing Master Gardeners’ grants, and just helping our communities to be proud of what we have to share in so many ways!

Hope to see you on July 17 at 1:00 p.m.!

~Mary Haynes, Chairperson; Beth Ann Sickafoose, Co-Chairperson


Tentative schedule (additional details may be added):

Cindy Barnett, former Whitley County Extension Educator, will share about the beginning of the Master Gardener program in Whitley County. John Woodmansee, present Whitley County Extension Educator, will share his involvement with Extension Master Gardeners, their current programs, and their impact in the community.

  • Joyful Gardening, by Debbie Vincent,
  • The Importance and Advantages of Labeling, by Duane Janssen,
  • Blended Gardening, by Mary Haynes,
  • How We Care for Our Yard and Garden, by Garry and Louise Hill,
  • Sage Advice Through the Thymes, by Bridget Johnson,
  • Branching Out, by Missy A’Hearn, and
  • The Reluctant Gardener, by Al & Mary Ann Anderson.

Join us on July 17 starting at 1:00 p.m. as we begin this series of 15–20-minute talks. We will take a short break halfway through the talks for simple refreshments. During the break, enjoy a slide show of our activities over the years.

Reservations are not needed, and the event is free and open to the public. Perhaps we’ll spark an increased interest in your own gardening, and even prompt a desire to learn more about the Extension Master Gardener program.

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