Lunch and Learning

Purdue Extension-Marion County conducts a lunch & learn program on yard and garden topics once each month. Bring your own lunch and attend the free seminars from noon to 1:00pm.

The seminars are held in the Purdue Extension-Marion County Classroom (2nd floor), Discovery Hall, Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 East 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205 (map located near bottom of page under Related Files).

Join us for these lunch hour programs. Please pre-register prior to the event to help us determine the proper number of handouts to copy. Call (317) 275-9286 or e-mail: Thank you.

If you would like to know about future lunch & learn seminars via e-mail, send a message to: and we will add you to our gardening events e-mail list.

2017 Lunch & Learn Seminars

January: New Varieties of Annual Flowers & Vegetables by Steve Mayer, Purdue Extension-Marion County. Reference Links: and

February: Selecting & Building Raised Beds for Planting by Steve Mayer, Purdue Extension-Marion County. Reference: Lecture notes at bottom of page (password protected).

March: Understanding the New Nutrition Facts Label by Christina Ferroli, Purdue Extension-Marion County. Reference: Lecture notes at bottom of page (password protected).

April: Cover Crops in the Home Vegetable Garden: Lecture & Tour by Kevin Allison, Marion County Soil & Water Conservation District (MCSWCD). Reference: Handouts at bottom of page.

May: Ecological Pest Management for the Vegetable Garden by Ginny Roberts, Purdue Extension-Marion County


If you would like to participate in this program and require auxiliary aids/services because of a disability, please contact us immediately ( or call 275-9290).

It is the policy of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service that all persons have equal opportunity and access to its educational programs, services, activities, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or status as a veteran. Purdue University is an Affirmative Action institution. This material may be available in alternative formats.