Purdue Extension Master Gardener (EMG) Basic Training
Wednesdays, March 3 – June 2, 2021, from 1:30 – 3:30 PM ET / 12:30 – 2:30 PM CT via WebEx Events
February 24 Test Connect Session (optional) – test your connection and become familiar with WebEx
March 3 Purdue EMG Orientation
March 10 Plant Science
March 17 Soils and Plant Nutrition
March 24 Animal Pests
March 31 Plant Disease Diagnosis
April 7 Weed ID and Control
April 14 Insect ID and Control
April 21 Invasive Species
April 28 Pesticide Safety and Alternatives
May 5 Herbaceous Ornamentals
May 12 Woody Ornamentals
May 19 Fruit Gardening
May 26 Lawn Care
June 2 Vegetable Gardening
After June 2 – Final Exam, post-test, and post-program survey
Weekly local connection hour with your county’s Extension Master Gardener Coordinator. The day, time, and place for the local connection hour will be determined by your EMG County Coordinator and could be in person, a virtual web meeting, or a combination of both.
Step 1: Application (Application deadline is February 12, 2021.)
Apply for the training through a Purdue Extension host county. Visit https://tinyurl.com/2021PurdueEMGTraining to connect with a host county near you.
Step 2: Registration and Fees (Once your application is approved, you will register and pay for the program. Online registration will open in early January, 2021.)
- $175.00 for an individual registration with print version of Purdue EMG Manual.
- $270.00 for two people sharing a print version of the Purdue EMG Manual, both will need application approval prior to registering and paying.
- Information about the availability/cost of adding a digital version of the manual provided soon.
To learn more about the Purdue Extension Master Gardener Program, visit: www.hort.purdue.edu/mg