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Master Gardeners announce 2011 series

Posted: Monday, January 24, 2011

The Huntington County Master Gardeners will present several free Public Education Series programs throughout 2011. Each of the seven upcoming presentations requires registration in advance by calling the Huntington County Purdue Extension office at (260) 358-4826.

The first in the series, “Integrating Native Plants into the Home Landscape,” will be held at the Huntington City-Township Public Library on Feb. 2, at 6:30 p.m.

The guest speaker will be Daniel L. Ernst, a partner, vice president and director of the Land Plan Group with Earth Source Incorporated. Ernst graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture and an Associate degree in Agriculture from Purdue University in 1990.  His responsibilities with Earth Source include conservation-based land planning, residential community planning, storm-water management and treatment, park and recreation design, urban, commercial and residential landscape design, native landscapes, soil bioengineering and ecological restoration, erosion and sedimentation control via Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) and constructed wetland/mitigation design.

He also is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, serves as vice president on the board of directors of the Northeast Indiana Green Build Coalition, and is a board member of The Friends of the Parks of Allen County.

The second program, “Rain Gardens and Rain Barrels,” takes place at Hier’s Park on March 2 at 6:30 p.m. The presenter will be Dick Wymer, and rain barrels will be available for purchase at $15.

On May 5, Dr. Kathleen Hull will present the program “Medicinal Herbs” at the Huntington City-Township Library, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

“Flower Pounding” will be the subject of the 7 p.m. June 2 program, which will be presented by the Huntington County Master Gardeners at the Forks of the Wabash.

On Aug. 4, beginning at 7 p.m., Master Gardener Liz Sanders will present her program, “Flower Arranging,” at Hier’s Park,

Master Gardener Kay Lillie will present “Seeds – Gathering and Saving,” on Sept. 7 at Hier’s Park. The program will begin at 7 p.m.

The final program for 2011, “More Gifts From and For the Garden,” will be presented Nov. 3 by the Huntington County Master Gardeners at Hier’s Park, beginning at 7 p.m.