Master Gardener Classes to Begin

master gardener porter county     The Porter County Master Gardener Training class will begin February 4th and run through to May 12th. This year our class will be held in a new room at the Porter County Administration Building. We are recruiting right now for class attendees (capacity 30). The cost of the class is $200.00.
The Master Gardener Program is designed to help gardeners grow by providing them with intensive training in horticulture principles. Participants, in turn, share their knowledge by providing volunteer leadership, and service to their communities.
If you are a Master Gardener and are interested in updating or refreshing your horticulture knowledge, you may attend one or all of the classes at no cost, and you will gain education hours for attending. There are 15 slots open, first come, first serve, for Porter County Master Gardeners.

Please RSVP to Lyndsay at lploehn@purdue.edu (or 219-465-3555) by Jan 26th if you are interested in attending class. Master Gardeners please contact her and let her know which class(es) you plan to attend. If you would like to purchase a manual (updated in 2012), Lyndsay will have some available for purchase.

Hard copy Manual ($75.00)
Electronic USB Manual ($50.00)

Location: Porter County Administration Building
155 Indiana Ave., Valparaiso, IN 46383 Room 102-A

Date/Time: Thursdays Feb 4th-May 12
11:00 AM-3:00 PM CDT

Purdue Master Gardener manual (in print or electronic version)


To educate you on important horticulture principles. To train you to be an active volunteer in the community. To have fun!


You are expected to attend each volunteer class session (no more than 2 absences), take a final exam, and then complete 35 hours of volunteer service within 2 years to receive a Master Gardener Volunteer Certificate.


At the end of the course there will be an online Qualtrics Survey for evaluation of the course and instructors.


Sue Baxter