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First time with a yard? The City Gardener Program is for you

April 11, 2012
6:15 PMto8:15 PM
April 18, 2012
6:15 PMto8:15 PM
April 25, 2012
6:15 PMto8:15 PM
May 2, 2012
6:15 PMto8:15 PM
May 16, 2012
6:15 PMto8:15 PM
May 21, 2012
6:15 PMto8:15 PM

If you’ve just moved into your first house with a yard and you are unsure of what to do with the lawn, trees and, oh, you might like to have a vegetable or flower garden, then the City Gardener Program is for you.

Sponsored by Purdue University Marion County Extension, Steve Mayer, Ginny Roberts and Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp will help you gain the confidence you need to be successful with your lawn and gardens.

The Purdue Extension-Marion County City Gardener Program was developed in 2002 for new or inexperienced gardeners. It covers a variety of gardening topics and has a focus on gardening in urban areas. The 2012 program offers a series of classes. You can attend one session or the whole series.  A Purdue Extension City Gardener Program certificate is awarded to those who attend all six sessions.

Each class will be 6:15 to 8:15 p.m., Wednesdays, at the Marion County Extension office, Discovery Hall, Suite 201, Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1201 E. 38th Street. The fee is $5 per session OR $20 for the six classes. You do not have to pay to park to attend these classes.

Here’s the schedule and topics:

  • April 11, How Plants Grow — The Foundation of Gardening
  • April 18, Vegetable Gardening Basics
  • April 25, Pests and Pest Management
  • May 2, Growing Flowers
  • May 16, Grass Selection
  • May 23, Tree and Shrub Planting

For more information or to register, contact Debbie Schelske, dschelsk@purdue.edu, (317) 275-9286.

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