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Master Gardener Basic Training Course

September 11, 2018
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Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Purdue Master Gardener Program, sponsored by Purdue Extension, is a volunteer training program designed to meet the gardening information needs of the community. The purpose of the program is to teach people more about growing plants and to more effectively provide plant-related information. Specifically, the program aims to provide information and technical assistance about gardening and home horticulture through trained and certified volunteers.

To become certified as a Purdue Master Gardener, participants must complete the Purdue Master Gardener Basic Training program and contribute a minimum of 35 hours of volunteer activity on behalf of the Purdue Master Gardener Program. The training sessions are taught over a 2-3 month period. After completing the training program and passing the final examination, participants will be recognized as Purdue Master Gardener Interns. Once Interns have completed their initial volunteer commitments, they will be certified Purdue Master Gardeners.

The 2019 Master Gardener class will meet for twelve consecutive Tuesdays beginning January 8, 2019, thru March 26, 2019. Each class is 3 hours long from 6 - 9 PM at the Purdue Extension Johnson County Office, 484 N Morton St, Franklin IN (located on the northeast corner of the Johnson County Fairgrounds.)

For more information please contact Sarah Hanson, ANR Educator, at or 317-736-3724.

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