Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

Master Gardener basic training in 2021

Posted: Friday, December 18, 2020

Purdue Extension Master Gardener Basic Training is planned for Huntington and Wabash Counties for 2021. Classes will be on Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. from March 4 through June 3.

The location of the sessions will alternate between the Huntington County Fairgrounds and at the Wabash Heartland REMC Building. There will be a wide range of subjects covered in the training including soil and plant science, diagnosis of plant problems, pesticide safety and culture of vegetable, flower, landscape, and fruit plants. The deadline for submitting applications is February 5.

There are many projects, in which individuals can volunteer, once they have completed the Master Gardener intern coursework. Some examples are providing gardening education at community events, teaching youth and speaking to local clubs and organizations. Huntington County Master Gardeners also spend many hours working at display gardens at the Salamonie Interpretative Center and the Forks of the Wabash. Many more possibilities for volunteer service exist for those willing to help teach others through their knowledge of taking the class.

If you would like an application for the 2021 class or if you have questions about the program, contact Ed Farris, Agriculture and Natural Resource Educator, Purdue Extension – Huntington County Office, 1340 S. Jefferson Street, by calling (260) 358-4826 or by e-mail: emfarris@purdue.edu . Note that class size may be limited depending on the number of applications that are received. Materials and expenses for the series of classes are $175 per participant.