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Master Gardener program set to begin in February

Master Gardener program set to begin in February Master Gardener program set to begin in February

For those who want to sharpen their gardening skills and have an interest in sharing their knowledge with others, Purdue Extension has the ideal program.

Beginning Feb. 1, a statewide Purdue Master Gardener Program training session will be offered. Both Floyd and Harrison counties will host the program.

The Purdue Extension Master Gardener program is a volunteer training program that provides a learning framework for participants to increase their knowledge on a variety of horticultural subjects. Participants will be exposed to a range of subjects, including soil and plant science, diagnosis of plant problems, pesticide safety and care of vegetable, flower, landscape and fruit plants. In turn, participants commit to volunteer 40 hours to be a certified Purdue Extension Master Gardener. As volunteers, participants grow by sharing knowledge while providing leadership and service in educational gardening activities.

The upcoming training will be offered virtually for 14 weeks on Tuesday nights. There will be a Local County Connection Hour also included each week.

Cost of the program is $180 per person or $280 for two people sharing materials. Because this training is virtual, the registration process is a little different. Contact Miranda Edge at Purdue Extension Harrison County to find out the specific steps to register; her phone number is 812-738-4236 or email her at [email protected]

Due to the popularity of Master Gardener training, classes fill up quickly.

The deadline to register is Tuesday, Jan. 11.