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2022 Spring Master Gardener Class

If you have a passion for gardening and enjoy teaching others how to grow plants, the Purdue Extension Service has a class for you!


The Purdue Extension Master Gardener class is a volunteer training program designed to teach people a wide array of information about growing plants. In exchange for the classes, Master Gardeners volunteer to share their knowledge with others in the community, with the end goal of making the community a better place to live. Master Gardener volunteers are required to give a minimum of 40 hours back to the community upon completing the classroom portion of the program and passing an exam.

The teachers, who are Extension specialists at Purdue University or Extension Educators from across Indiana, will offer classes on topics like soils, fertility, pest control, invasive species, pesticide safety and alternatives, trees, vegetables, flowers, lawns, and fruit. 

To apply for the program, please visit and read the Purdue Extension Master Gardener Program Policy Guide. Then complete, sign, and return the volunteer application and agreement to the Purdue Extension Office in your county. In Elkhart County, the application should be sent to Master Gardener Application, 17746 Co Rd 34 Suite E, Goshen, IN 46528, or it can be emailed to The application deadline is January 11, 2022 at 11:59 pm ET.


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