Master Gardener Program offered by Purdue Extension

Purdue Cooperative Extension Service offices in Jackson and Jennings counties will be conducting a master gardener series beginning March 7 at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge.

The volunteer training program provides a learning framework for participants to increase their knowledge on a wide variety of horticultural subjects, according to a news release.

In turn, participants volunteer and grow by sharing knowledge while providing leadership and service in educational gardening activities within their communities.

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 14-week series will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays at the refuge at 12985 E. U.S. 50, Seymour.

The cost, including materials and expenses, is $100.

If you have questions about the program, contact Richard Beckort with the Jackson County Extension office at 812-358-6101 or Josey Huffmeyer with the Jennings County Extension office at 812-352-3033.