Boone County Purdue Extension, 1300 East 100 South, Lebanon, IN 46052 [email protected] 765-482-0750

Boone County Master Gardener Association, Indiana

Boone County Master Gardeners strive to provide current, research based, home horticulture information and education to the citizens of Indiana through Purdue University Extension programs and projects. We work with:

Andrea Hatfield, Extension Educator
ADDRESS: 1300 E 100 South, Lebanon, IN 46052
PHONE: 765-482-0750

The Purdue Master Gardener Program is an integral part of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service. The original Master Gardener program was created in 1972 in Seattle, Washington in response to the overwhelming demand for home gardening information. Indiana’s program began in 1978 with 4 participating counties. Currently, there are about 40 Indiana counties with an active Master Gardener program.

If you have an interest in obtaining the assistance of the Boone County Master Gardeners for your gardening, landscaping or horticultural project, you can contact Andrea Hatfield or the association officers listed below.

If you have an interest in becoming a Master Gardener, the first step would be to successfully complete the Master Gardener Training Class which is offered every year or two. Once you have completed the Master Gardener Training Class, you must then complete 40 hours of volunteer service to become a certified Master Gardener. Please see information below on the upcoming Statewide Virtual Basic Training or the Education Page for more information on recent or pending Master Gardener Training Classes.

Once you become a Master Gardener, you maintain your status and earn promotions (Advanced Master Gardener, Bronze Master Gardener, etc.) by completing a certain number of volunteer and education hours. For examples of current master gardener projects where members are completing their service requirements, please see the Master Gardener Projects Page.  For examples of educational programs where you can earn educational hours, please see the Education Page

Yearly master gardener events include our spring Gardenfest, May Plant Sale, participation at the Boone County 4-H Fair, and several day trips. Save the date for next year’s Gardenfest, April 5, 2025. We hope to see you there!

Next Meeting: Monday, July 15, 2024 at the fairgrounds in the community building (location changed). We’ll start with our social time and pitch in for new interns beginning at 5:30 PM with our business meeting to follow. No education session at this meeting.

To read newsletters and minutes of our bimonthly meetings, please see the Master Gardener Members Only Page.

Congratulations to our new 2024 Master Gardener Officers:

  • President: Valerie Jasper
  • Vice President: Leslie Cragun
  • Treasurer: Kelly Petit
  • Secretary: Sue Gentry

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Interested in becoming a Purdue Extension Master Gardener Volunteer? More information is available at the Purdue Extension – Boone County office and by emailing: [email protected]

The outline for the recently completed Spring ’24 class is shown below.