Southwestern Indiana Master Gardeners Association (SWIMGA) members are trained volunteers that participate in the community to teach the public more about growing plants. SWIMGA is administered through Purdue University and its Extension Services, which also sanctions Master Gardener programs throughout Indiana.
Master Gardeners offer their expertise as volunteers in a wide range of community garden projects. In 2010, SWIMGA members donated more than 20,000 volunteer hours in the community.
Actual hours for 2012 was 20,259. Volunteer hours are valued at $21.79/hr. SWIMGA members contribution to the community was equal to $441,443.61.
For more information on our organization, download our SWIMGA brochure.
Specific activities include:
· Answering phone requests for horticultural information
· Educational seminars
· Running plant clinics and demonstrations
· Developing educational programs and activities
· Creating demonstration gardens
· Providing one-on-one gardening education
If you have a passion for gardening and a desire to add beauty to our communities, click Here to find out how to become a Master Gardener.