PurdueMasterGardnerThe Marshall County Extension Office is offering a Master Gardener Intern Class to help gardeners expand their knowledge and skills. This class provides the educational class hours needed for an individual to become a certified Purdue University Master Gardener. The class will start on Tuesday, February 7th, and have seventeen sessions mainly held on Tuesdays and some Thursdays. The class series will conclude on Tuesday, May 9th. It will be offered during the day from 11 am to 1 pm. There will be snacks available to enjoy and you can bring lunch with you as well.

The classes are being held at Marshall County Extension Office located at 112 W. Jefferson Street.

According to Bob Yoder, Marshall County Extension Educator, the seventeen class series will provide educational presentations on plant science, soil science, plant nutrition, insects, 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.

Once this class is completed and 35 hours of volunteer time are completed, you will become a Purdue Master Gardener and be eligible to be active in our local organization, in state and national level programs.

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.  To register call the Marshall County Extension Office (574) 935-8545