Purdue Master Gardener intern training to run from Feb. to April

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. starting Feb. 12 and ending April 9.

There will be a wide range of subjects covered in the training 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 Jan. 22.

There are many projects in which individuals can volunteer 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.

Huntington County Master Gardeners also spend many hours working at display gardens at the Salamonie Interpretative Center and the Forks of the Wabash.

Many more possibilities for volunteer service exist for those willing to help teach others through the knowledge they gain by taking the class.

To obtain an application for the 2018 class or for questions about the program, contact Ed Farris, agriculture and natural resource educator, Purdue Extension-Huntington County Office, 1340 S. Jefferson St., Huntington by calling 358-4826 or by e-mailing emfarris@purdue.edu.

Class size may be limited depending on the number of applications that are received. There is a cost for  for the series of classes.