Marshall County, Pulaski County and Starke County Extension Offices offer an excellent class to help gardeners expand their knowledge and skills through the Master Gardener Intern Class. This class provides the education class hours needed for an individual to become a certified Purdue University Master Gardener. The class will start on Tuesday evening, September 20th, with sixteen sessions mainly held on Tuesday evenings and some Thursday evenings.
The class series is being held at three different locations: Knox High School Cafeteria, Culver Depot, and Purdue Extension-Pulaski County. The first meeting on September 20th will be held at Knox High School Cafeteria.
According to Bob Yoder, Marshall County Extension Educator, a positive aspect of the intern class is gardeners getting to spend time together, developing new friendships, and swapping gardening information among themselves. The sixteen class series will provide educational presentations on plant science, soil science, plant nutrition, insect disease, weed identification and control options, woody ornamentals, herbaceous ornamentals, fruit and vegetable production, pesticide safety, basic organic production options, lawn care, basic principles on landscaping, and plant propagation.
The cost of the Marshall County Master Gardener Intern Class is only $125, which includes a $70 reference material, or $200 for a couple willing to share Master Gardener resource handouts.