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Master Gardeners contribute vastly across this nation, helping beautify their communities. Click here to learn more about their contributions!


New 2017 SWIMGA Membership form 2017-mg-membership-form



Purdue University has provided this video for our use.  You might enjoy learning about our Master Gardener program.

Fall 2016 Master Gardener Class

Classes will be held at Ivy Tech Community College, at 3501 First Avenue in Evansville.  There will be two classes running concurrently: Thursday nights (6 pm to 9 pm) and Friday mornings (9 am to noon).  Classes will begin September 1 and 2, and run for 15 sessions until mid-December.  Cost of the class is $125 per person; there are a limited number of fee-reducing “scholarships” available.

Topics will include basic plant and soil science; plant nutrition; pest identification and control; home fruit production; vegetable gardening; tree and lawn care; landscaping with flowers; and much more!

To download a registration packet, please click on this link: .  You will be prompted to open or save the PDF document.  Please print out the packet, complete the forms that need to be completed, and send those completed forms, with your payment, to my office (address below).

Warrick County will be holding their Master Gardener training on Monday mornings, 9 am to noon, starting September 12.  Their registration information can be found here:

Larry Caplan, Extension Horticulture Educator
Purdue Extension Service, Vanderburgh County
13301 Darmstadt Rd.
Evansville, IN  47725
Ph:  812-435-5287 -or- 812-867-4935

Gibson County will also be holding a MG class this fall.  Contact Hans Schmitz at for information.




SWIMGA MEMBERS: The page “SWIMGA Master Gardener Events/Activities/Forms” has Code Explanations and necessary forms to document your volunteer hours.  Click here for more information.


Welcome 2015 Master Gardeners

2015 Graduating MGsPictured are some of the 2015 Purdue Master Gardeners graduating class.

Welcome to SWIMGA!


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