Hamilton County Master Gardeners

Continuing Education Classes

Master Gardener Educational Sessions Winter 2016

The following classes are to provide you with additional training hour opportunities

February 17 – 10:00-11:30AM

Native Pollinators and Honey BeesHolly Faust – Hamilton County Master Gardener and Educator with Hamilton County Parks and Recreation

Attend this class to learn specifics on native pollinators, their importance and how to identify them. Holly will also share ideas on attracting pollinators to your backyard.

February 23 – 6:00-7:30PM

Management Strategies for Healthy PlantsDiane Turner – MG Coordinator and ANR Educator for Hamilton County

This program will focus on the steps to identifying pest and deciding the best strategy for controlling problems in home gardens. Each participant will receive the new 63 page publication recently released titled "What Gardeners Should Know About Pesticides". Also, I will briefly discuss how you can get involved with the Hamilton Master Gardener Educational Center that is in development at the fairgrounds. This space will be available for Master Gardeners to educate Hamilton County residents in home horticulture.

February 29 – 1:00-2:30PM

Cover Crops for Home Gardeners - Curt Emanuel – ANR Educator in Boone County
At the end of the growing season you may be ready to rest, but your garden is not. Even small gardens will benefit from the use of cover crops. Attend this session to learn the best options for a home gardener.

March 23 – 1:00-2:30PM & 6:00-7:30PM

You Can Grown Grow Roses in Hamilton County - Monica Taylor – Hamilton County Master Gardener and Rose Garden Chair & Diane Turner, ANR

Attend this session to hear the low-down on the new display rose garden created at the 4-H Fairgrounds. You will hear how you too can successfully grow roses year after year and tips for scouting pesky rose problems that can wreak havoc in home gardens.

Pre-registration is required for the above programs by emailing Diane Turner at turnerda@purdue.edu calling 317-776-0854 . All classes are scheduled at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds in the Dining Room, seating is limited.

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About Diane Turner

Diane is the Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator for Hamilton County, Indiana. Her responsibilities include support for commercial agriculture producers, homeowners, and coordinating the Master Gardener Program. Feel free to call or email her with questions.