Master Gardeners of Whitley County
Columbia City High School Students to the Rescue!
The Master Gardeners of Whitley County enlisted the help of the Columbia City Freshman Academy to help at the Memorial Garden at Morsches Park. The students participating were Gauge Smith, Jeremy Hurley, Elli Potts, Haley Miller, Lydia Yoder, Jaycie Moore, Madison Slater, along with their supervising teacher, Mr. Alex Reece. Their help weeding an over grown garden, edging spreading lamb’s ear, and distributing a pile of mulch was invaluable.
Al and Mary Ann Anderson Bill and Lynne Bogardus
The Whitley County program is affiliated with Purdue University, the Indiana land grant university. Those enrolling in the program get the initial training through a thirteen week course. There's about 70 active members in the Whitley County Master Gardener program.
The club meets on the first Thursday evening of each month for a 6:30 business session.
**The meetings are currently in person at the Woodland Senior Center and conducted via ZOOM***
Want to become a Master Gardener?
Don't wait! Contact the Extension office!
Below is the policy handbook. The extension office can give all the details about upcoming classes for 2021!
MG Grant opportunity
The mission of the Purdue Extension Whitley County Master Gardeners is to positively impact our community by educating on good gardening practices. This includes education on environmental practices that benefit our community. To accomplish this goal, the group is offering grant money to enable and encourage projects that would allow organizations to be innovators in gardening practices, a well as impact the beauty of our communities. The grant opportunities are for Whitley County not for profit organizations or groups. This is the third year that the Purdue Extension Whitley County Master Gardeners have offered this grant money.
Grants awarded in 2021:
Grants awarded in 2020:
Grants awarded in 2019:
The first was to the Columbia City High School Spanish IV class. The class established several travelling gardens that were showcased in several local schools.
The second grant award went to the Peabody Public Library. The library plans on establishing a pollinator garden to increase community awareness of pollinators and the plants they need.