City Gardener Program
Tuesday Evenings from April 2 through May 7, 2019
Specific Dates: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & May 7
Indiana State Fairgrounds
What is the City Gardener Program?
The Purdue Extension-Marion County City Gardener Program was developed in 2002 for new or inexperienced gardeners. It covers a variety of gardening topics and has a focus on gardening in urban areas. The current program offers a series of classes. You can attend one session or the whole series. A Purdue Extension City Gardener Program certificate is awarded to those who attend all six sessions.
What topics are covered?
Topics included in the program are: how plants grow; soil, nutrients & composting; pests & pest management, including insects, diseases, weeds & animal pests; vegetable gardening basics & growing specific vegetables; growing flowers including annuals, perennials, flowering bulbs & ornamental grasses; grass selection, planting & care of your lawn; tree & shrub planting & maintenance as well as selecting trees and shrubs.
When is the next class?
The next program will take place on Tuesday evenings from April 2 through May 7, 2019, from 6:00-8:30 PM.
Session 1, April 2: How Plants Grow-The Foundation of Gardening, Healthy Plants Require a Healthy Soil, Composting, Nutrients and Fertilizers
Session 2, April 9: Vegetable Gardening Basics, Gardening Tools, Growing Specific Vegetables
Session 3, April 16: Pests and Pest Management, Insects and Diseases, Animal Pests and Weeds
Session 4, April 23: Growing Flowers, Annuals and Perennials, Flowering Bulbs and Ornamental Grasses
Session 5: April 30: Lawns-Selection, Planting & Maintenance and Lawn Alternatives
Session 6, May 7: Tree and Shrub Planting, Tree and Shrub Maintenance, Selecting Trees and Shrubs
Where is the class held?
The class is held in the Purdue Extension-Marion County Classroom in Discovery Hall (2nd floor) which is located in the NW corner of the Indiana State Fairgrounds (Purdue Extension-Marion County, 1202 E 38th Street, Discovery Hall, Suite 201, Indianapolis, IN 46205). There is no charge for parking. A map is located near the bottom of the page under Related Files.
What is the registration fee?
Registration fee for all 6 sessions: $60
Registration for one session: $15
Second person from the same household is no additional charge if materials are shared.
How do I register?
You can register NOW online. Go to: http://www.cvent.com/d/y6ql2y
Checks payable to Purdue University are accepted at individual sessions. Payment by credit card or check is accepted with Online registration. Cash is not accepted. Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel for any reason your registration is subject to a $12.20 cancellation fee. NO REFUNDS will be processed after March 21, 2019.
If you require an accommodation or special assistance for this program due to a disability, please contact us at (317) 275-9286 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact us as soon as possible. Some requests might take 1-2 weeks to arrange.
If a class is not currently available and you wish to be placed on a list to receive future class registration information via e-mail when it becomes available, please contact Debbie Schelske and ask to be placed on the City Gardener Program e-mail list (we also have a general gardening e-mail list if you want to know about other gardening programs).