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
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, participation at the Boone County 4-H Fair, and several day trips. Save the date for next year’s Gardenfest, April 6, 2024. We hope to see you there!
Next Meeting: Monday, March 18, 2024 at 9:30 AM at the Boone County Fairgrounds, Community Building. We’ll have our business meeting at 9:30 with social time and morning refreshments at 9:00 AM. Our Education session will follow.
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? Boone County is now accepting applications for our Spring 2024 Basic Training class. Space is limited, so apply soon! More information is available at the Purdue Extension – Boone County office and by emailing: [email protected]