LCMGA Fall Symposium : Autumn- Nature's Mosaic: Saturday Sept. 16, 2017 at the Avalon in Merrillville. The 5th Annual Symposium will include the following FEATURED SPEAKERS: Keynote Speaker Beth Botts, a well-known garden/nature writer for the Chicago Tribune, senior writer at The Morton Arboretum and freelance writer for magazines including Organic Gardening, Country Gardening and Chicagoland Gardening; Fred Whitford (Clinical Engagement Professor – Purdue Pesticide Programs, West Lafayette); JoEllen Meyers Sharp (The Hoosier Gardener); and Jim Nau (Ball Horticulture Company
Please join us for an inspiring day filled will speakers, vendors, lunch and door prizes!
MASTER GARDENER CLASSES 2017:
Beginning January 17, 2017 a Purdue Master Gardener Program training series will be offered for residents of Lake County and surrounding areas. The Purdue Master Gardener Program is a volunteer training program that provides a learning framework for participants to increase their knowledge on a wide variety of horticultural subjects. In turn, participants volunteer, representing leadership and service in educational gardening activities within their communities. Training will be held on Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST. There will be a 1 hour lunch break. Participants will be exposed to a wide range of subjects including soil and plant science, diagnosis of plant problems, pesticide safety, and culture of vegetable, flower, landscape, and fruit plants. Materials and expenses for the series of classes cost $150.00 per participant. This expense fee covers such items as reference notebooks and supplies. These materials all become part of the Master Gardener's personal collection. For more information or questions about the program, contact Nikky Witkowski, 2293 N Main St., Crown Point, firstname.lastname@example.org or 219-755-3240.
Click below for the Master Gardener Application Packet:
HELP LINE: Will Open April 1, 2017
The Lake County Master Gardeners run a help line from April until September, answering horticultural questions, we can be reached at (219) 755-3240.
Please remember this service is seasonal. We utilize volunteers who have completed the Purdue Master Gardener Certification to answer your questions.
2017 Dates: April 1 thru Sept. 25