Master Garden intern training to start on Jan. 14

Purdue Master Gardener intern training will be held at the Huntington County Courthouse Annex on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Jan. 14 through March 11. 
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.

The deadline for submitting applications is Dec. 17.

There are many projects in which individuals can volunteer in the area once they have completed the Master Gardener intern coursework.

Some examples are providing gardening education at community events, teaching youth and speaking to local clubs and organizations. Many more possibilities for volunteer service exist for those willing to help teach others through their knowledge of taking the class.
Note that class size may be limited depending on the number of applications that are received. There is a cost per participant, which includes all materials and expenses for the series of classes.

For an application for the 2013 class or questions about the program, contact Ed Farris, Agriculture and Natural Resource Educator, Purdue Extension - Huntington County Office, 354 N Jefferson St., Suite 202, Huntington by calling 358-4826 or by e-mail at