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: dschelsk@purdue.edu. Thank you.

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

 

2018 Lunch & Learn Seminars (Noon-1:00 pm)

May: Cover Crop Update for Home Gardeners: Lecture & Tour by Kevin Allison, Marion County Soil & Water Conservation District (MCSWCD) (May 4, 2018). Kevin will present a visual guide and conduct a tour of cover crops in the garden, with emphasis on cover crop selection, timing, and transitioning to vegetables in the spring.

April: “The Coconut Craze!” by Christina Ferroli, Ph.D., R.D., F.A.N.D., Extension Educator, Purdue Extension-Marion County (April 24, 2018). Have you tried any of the coconut products lately? Have you heard about the health benefits? Join us as we examine this health trend and determine whether it’s actually good for us or just marketing hype.

March: Answers to Common Questions on Growing Vegetables by Steve Mayer, Extension Educator-Horticulture, Purdue Extension-Marion County (March 30, 2018). This session will give you answers to common questions on growing vegetables in your home garden. It will include plant problems to expect and other questions related to vegetable gardening.

February: Favorite Apps of Gardeners by Steve Mayer (and others), Purdue Extension-Marion County (Tuesday, February 27, 2018).

January: New Varieties of Annual Flowers & Vegetables by Steve Mayer, Purdue Extension-Marion County (Friday, January 26, 2018). Reference Links: http://all-americaselections.org/winners/?product_count=36 and http://ngb.org/new-plants/ and https://www.amerinursery.com/plants/new-plants-2018-roundup/.

 

2017 Lunch & Learn Seminars

January: New Varieties of Annual Flowers & Vegetables by Steve Mayer, Purdue Extension-Marion County (Friday, January 27, 2017). Reference Links: http://all-americaselections.org/winners/?product_count=36 and http://ngb.org/new-plants/.

February: Selecting & Building Raised Beds for Planting by Steve Mayer, Purdue Extension-Marion County (Wednesday, March 1, 2017). Reference: Lecture notes at bottom of page (password protected).

March: Understanding the New Nutrition Facts Label by Christina Ferroli, Purdue Extension-Marion County (Wednesday, March 29, 2017). 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) (Monday, April 24, 2017). Reference: Handouts at bottom of page.

May: Ecological Pest Management for the Vegetable Garden by Ginny Roberts, Purdue Extension-Marion County (Thursday, May 25, 2017).

June: Top 10 Landscape Pests in Indiana during 2016 by Steve Mayer, Purdue Extension-Marion County (Wednesday, July 5, 2017)

July: Foodscaping by Steve Mayer, Purdue Extension-Marion County (Friday, July 21, 2017)

August: Plants We Liked this Year (in the Demonstration Garden) by Steve Mayer, Purdue Extension-Marion County (Tuesday, August 22, 2017). Reference: Lecture notes at bottom of page (password protected).

September: Fall Lawn Care by Steve Mayer, Purdue Extension-Marion County (Friday, September 29, 2017). Reference: Lecture notes at bottom of page (password protected).

October: Trees for Small Spaces by Steve Mayer, Purdue Extension-Marion County (Friday, October 27, 2017). Reference: Lecture notes at bottom of page (password protected).

November: December Home & Garden Tips for Gardeners by Steve Mayer, Purdue Extension-Marion County (Thursday, November 30, 2017). Reference: Lecture notes at bottom of page (password protected).

December: Holiday Plant Facts and Trivia by Steve Mayer, Purdue Extension-Marion County (Friday, December 15, 2017)

 

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

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