Master Gardeners of Whitley County
The Whitley County Master Gardeners would like extend a very heartfelt thank you to all who attended our 2024 Symposium and to our vendors who brought a lot of exciting gardening elements to kick off the 2024 gardening season. This was our first year post pandemic and we were thrilled with that so many people decided to come out and join us to talk all things gardening. For a "Welcome back" event we felt that despite to cold outside, the atmosphere inside was warm and friendly and we truly enjoyed spending time with all of you.
Outlines of the presentations will be available until the end of February at the link below. Just click the pink button below.
For more information about our upcoming events click the Event calendar link above.
And if you would like join our active and fun loving group of Master Gardens, continue scrolling down the page for information on how to join us!
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 education topic and 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
Grant awarded in 2022:
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.