SWIMGA Activities/Speakers/FORMS/Purdue Master Gardener Events

Mesker Park Zoo and Botanical Garden’s Annual Orchid Escape
February 13- March 18th
Come see hundreds of beautiful orchids in the tropical Amazonia building. Docents will be on hand to describe the different orchids and their care.

Garden Guides wanted for the Indianapolis Museum of Art!
Training starts in March~
For years, many Purdue Master Gardeners have enjoyed being volunteer Garden Guides at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. This is a great way to volunteer for your Master Garden hours, while continuing to learn a lot more about plants and garden design.
For more information click here: Garden Guides at the IMA 2016

Plant Propagation, Saturday, February 13, 2016
Greg Gordon, Coordinator
Vanderburgh County 4-H Center Banquet Hall
9AM – 1PM.
Contact: greggordon11@yahoo.com to sign up for the demonstration.

Whitley County Master Gardeners, Columbia City, IN
Saturday, February 20, 2016, 8:30-3:30 PM
Whitley County 4-H Center Building, 680 W. Squawbuck Road
For more information see their flyer: Whitley County

Grant County Master Gardeners, Marion IN Grant County Fairgrounds
Spring Garden Party “Rain Drops*Recycling*Renewing
Saturday, March 5, 2016, 8:30-4P
For more information, see their flyer Grant County

Hoosier Hillsides Master Gardeners
February 19th is the deadline for reduced entry fee
March 5, 2016
9th Annual Spring Tonic

Orange County Community Center. 4-H Grounds, Paoli IN
8:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.
For more information, see their flyer:  9th Annual Spring Tonic

Come join us to listen to four great speakers on topics such as: Growing A Home Orchard, Growing Your Own Vegetables, Pollinators, and Landscape Antidotes. Your fee includes a continental breakfast & wonderful lunch and a chance to win some nice door prizes. There will be vendors selling their many handcrafted wares. We always have a great turnout and everybody seems to enjoy the day.

Please get your registration in ASAP. We hope to see you there.

utnam County Master Gardeners – Greencastle, IN
Saturday, March 19th, 9A-4P
Gardening Fair ~ Something for Everyone
Click here for more information: 2016 Putnam County Garden Fair Flyer

Indiana Flower & Patio Show, Indiana State Fairgrounds
March 12-20, 2016
See Indiana Flower & Patio for more information

Warrick County Master Gardeners, Warrick Co. IN
Warrick County 4-H Fairgrounds, Boonville, IN Saturday, April 9, 2016
“Thinking Outside the Flower Pot”
Warrick Cty TOTFP_march_2016_postcard

2016 Purdue Master Gardener State Conference
June 16-18, 2016
West Lafayette, IN
For more information, see the State Conference

Ohio Valley Fall Conference
October 15, 2016
Casino Tropicana, Evansville, IN
For information, visit our webpage

July 10-14, 2017

2017 International Master Gardener Conference
Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR
For more information: 2017 International MG Conference




Attached are the Code Explanations; Volunteer Hours and 2015 Membership Blank Forms. Please complete and send to the Vanderburgh County Extension Office or as otherwise instructed.

Volunteer Record Summary

MASTER My Record of volunteer work


2013 Code Explanations

2015 Membership Form

ReimbursementForm  (pdf)

Reimbursement Form  (doc)

Deposit Form   (pdf)

Deposit Form  (doc)


Our monthly meetings begin with Meet and Greet at 6:30 PM with the General Meeting beginning at 7 PM.  Scheduled speakers/agenda for remaining monthly Master Gardener meetings for 2016:

February 9th              Projects Sign-up, no speaker
March 8th                   To Be Determined (TBD)
April 12th                    Alan & Sharon Ripplemeier – Little Creek Winery
May 10th                    Mary David – Mesker Park Zoo Docent Program
June 14th                   TBD
July 12th                     Debbie Goedde – Backlighting & Attracting Insects
August 9th                 Mary Damm – Timerview Farms, Floral Arranging how-tos
September 13th         SWIMGA Picnic
October 11th              Judy Schneider – Kron -New & Improved Plant Introductions
November 8th          TBD
December 13th         Christmas Party