Purdue Extension Master Gardener Basic Training

Purdue Extension in Dearborn and Franklin counties are teaming up to offer a Fall Master Gardener Course starting Sept. 15. If you have wanted to sharpen your gardening skills and want to share your knowledge with others, Purdue University Extension has a program for you. The Master Gardener course will be offered to residents of Dearborn and Franklin County. Other people in the area are also invited to register. The Master Gardener Program is a national volunteer training program that offers an in-depth course in horticulture in exchange for donating volunteer hours to help teach others what you have learned. Class completion is also a great resume booster. Classes will be held September 15 through December 15 on Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Dearborn Adult Center located at 311 W Tate St, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Participants will learn a wide range of topics, including soil and plant nutrition, market gardening, wildlife control and pesticide safety. A fee of $175 will be charged for registration. Fees include all course materials, light refreshments at all meetings, and other educational resources. While the class will be encouraged to create new educational outreach programs in their communities, there are already many opportunities where volunteers are needed. Some of these projects include teaching public education classes at local schools and libraries, communicating with local clubs and organizations, and developing gardens in local parks.

at the Dearborn Adult Center

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