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Master Gardener Basic Training, Porter County, Monday Eves Beginning February 10 - Deadline to apply extended to January 30

January 24, 2020
Deadline extended MG Winter 2020

Deadline to apply has been extended to Thursday, January 30.

We are accepting applications for the Winter 2020 Master Gardener class! 

Purdue Extension Master Gardeners are community volunteers who work to help others grow better gardens. Anyone may apply, and we welcome all serious gardeners.

14 consecutive Monday evenings beginning February 10 and ending May 18 (no class March 30)

5:30pm – 8:30pm CST

Pinney Purdue Ag Center
11402 S County Line Rd
Wanatah, Indiana

The classes will cover core topics such as weed control and identification; plant science; soils and plant nutrition; plant diseases, identification and management; woody ornamentals; herbaceous ornamentals; insect identification and management; pesticide safety; turfgrass management; vegetable and fruit gardening; animal damage.

Fill out and return the 4-page application/volunteer agreement to Purdue Extension Office – Porter County by Thursday, January 30.

Fillable online application can be found below under "Related Files"

or copy and paste this link:

- Pick up at our office (address below)
- Request we email to you (email
- Request we USPS mail to you (call 219-465-3555)

Mail or drop off application to:
Purdue Extension Porter County
Attn: Nikky Witkowski
155 Indiana Ave, Suite 301
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Tuition: $200 - Please do not include payment with application.
We will review applications beginning January 20, 2020 and notify all accepted of the online payment link and options asap thereafter.

For more information, contact Nikky Witkowski, Purdue Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources, at 219-465-3555 or email

Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action university. If you require special accommodations to attend this event, please email Nikky Witkowski at or 219-465-3555 by January 17, 2020.



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