Master Gardeners of Whitley County

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. At every MG meeting we present an educational session that is open to the public. The educational session starts at 7:15. The topics are garden related and the speakers and topic for each month are on our event calendar page. Please join us and learn more about gardening!

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 2020 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 second year that the Purdue Extension Whitley County Master Gardeners have offered this grant money.


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.


Please complete and submit Grant applications for 2020 by October 30th, 2020. Funds awarded for 2020 must be used by the end of 2021

Come join us!! Watch the short video below to find how you can become a Master Gardener...

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