Dirty hands. Sunny Hearts. The Southwestern Indiana Master Gardener Association (SWIMGA) is an organization of Master Gardeners in Vanderburgh, Posey, Warrick, and Gibson Counties. We are a non-profit corporation that promotes and coordinates Master Gardener programs and projects, and offers continuing education to our members.

Our Master Gardeners are always ready to offer assistance and advice to friends and neighbors concerning their gardens. Every Master Gardener keeps learning while enjoying fellowship with other gardeners at our events and meetings.

Do you share our passion for gardening? Learn more about SWIMGA and our Master Gardener training program. Read More »

Latest News

    Purdue Extension Advisor Larry Caplan Wins National AwardPosted September 1, 2017

    SWMIGA’S Purdue Extension Advisor, Larry Caplan, was recently recognized with a Distinguished Service Award at the national meeting of County Extension Educators in Salt Lake City, Utah. Over 80 students are enrolled in the two Master Gardener volunteer training classes that Larry is teaching this fall (beginning August 31 and September 1) at Ivy Tech… Read More »

    TICKS Active Now!Posted March 8, 2017

    The last few years we've noticed tick activity starting earlier and earlier, most likely due to our mild winters.  Considering how mild and warm it’s been... Read More »

    Protecting Bees from PesticidesPosted March 8, 2017

    The University of Kentucky printed this short news release earlier this winter on steps gardeners can take to protect bees and other pollinators from pesticides. Read More »