Master Gardeners of Whitley County

Garden Walk 2021

Thanks to all who came out and enjoyed the 2021 gardens on a beautiful Saturday. We truly appreciate all of the support we get from the community and we could not host such events without that support.

Next year we are targeting gardens in Churubusco, so if you know of anyone who has a wonderful garden that they may want to share, please tell a Master Gardener!

Seminars at the 4H Fair!!

Please join us on July 20th for seminars at the 4H Fair in the Ag Museum!

  • 1:00pm- Myths Mistakes and Musings of a Landscape Gardener by Alan Boggs

  • 2:00pm Senior Center Vegetable gardens by Duane Janssen

  • 3:00pm Giving Gardens of Indiana by Rachel Alexander

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 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 2021 by October 30th, 2021. Funds awarded for 2021 must be used by the end of 2022

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