A Master Gardening program taking place for Jefferson and Switzerland Counties in conjunction with Purdue University is taking students on as we speak.
The Purdue Master Gardener Program makes the latest information about gardening and home horticulture available to people like you — individuals with a deep interest in gardening.
According to their officers, during the course of about 14 weeks at 3 hours classes once a week, you’ll learn the following (among other things):
Home lawn care
Wildlife and pest control
Growing vegetables and fruits
Using chemicals in the garden
Garden tools and equipment
The classes are taught by certified experts in their fields at a general audience level.
They have a different topic every meeting as well as different speakers.
They have assured that by the end of the course, you’ll have practical knowledge you can use to care for your lawn, home and vegetable gardens.
At that point, if you decide you want to further you education, you can then go on to obtain your Master Gardener certification.
Interested parties have until March 6th to sign up for the Winter Session.
Classes will be held in Madison, Indiana this year.
The fee is $125 and this will also cover materials.
To enroll for the Winter Session or for more information please contact:
Lonnie Mason (Jefferson County Extension Officer) 812-265-8919
Kyle Weaver (Switzerland County Extension Officer) 812-427-3152