Early registration open for Purdue Extension 2019 Master Gardener Course

If you enjoy gardening and like “helping others grow”, make plans to be a part of the upcoming Purdue Master Gardener course.

The Purdue Master Gardener Program is a volunteer training program which offers an extensive course in horticulture in exchange for a donation of volunteer hours to teach others what you have learned. The program is hosted by Purdue Extension in Dubois, Perry, and Spencer Counties, and is open to anyone wanting to learn more about horticultural topics.

The multi-week course will be held on Thursday afternoons from 2:00-5:00 PM EST/1:00-4:00 PM CST, beginning January 10 and running through April 11. The course will be held at the Spencer County Youth & Community Center, located at 1101 E. CR 800 N. in Chrisney, IN.

Participants will be exposed to a wide range of subjects including soil and plant science, diagnosis of plant problems, pesticide safety, composting, and the culture of vegetable, flower, landscape, lawn, and fruit plants.

An early-bird registration fee of $125 per person is available through December 14, when the fee increases to $135 per person. The registration fee covers items such as speakers, materials, badges, and refreshments. Couples or family members who wish to take the course together and share reference materials can register for $200 per couple through December 14, or $210 per couple after.

If you would like to join the 2019 class of gardeners, please contact Purdue Extension-Spencer County at 812-362-8066 or nheld@purdue.edu to request an application.  If you have any additional questions, you can locally contact the Purdue Extension – Dubois County office at 812-482-1782 or kjeck@purdue.edu.

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