SWIMGA Activities/Speakers/FORMS/Purdue Master Gardener Events


Judges needed:

Two Master Gardeners are needed as judges for the Open Class Hort and Open Class Vegetable in Johnson County; Franklin, IN on Saturday, July 16 at 12:30.  For more information contact Heather Dougherty, 317-736-3724.  She is the Extension Educator, 4-H Youth.  Volunteer activity hours are allowed as long as you are clearly representing the Purdue MG Program and have the approval from Larry Caplan prior to the activity. Purdue Master Gardeners serving as judges may not to be paid personally for this service but may accept reimbursement for travel expenses and may ask the 4-H association or other organization to donate the fee to the local MG program or organization.


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

Downtown Mulch Down: help spread mulch into tree wells in downtown Evansville.  Bring shovels, rakes, and other implements of destruction.  Saturday, April 9, 8 am till…?  Meet at corner of Main St. and 4th St.  Volunteer hours granted.

Ag Days, Vanderburgh County: April 12, 13 and 14, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. Vanderburgh 4-H Center, horse barn (back of property). Lunch provided. We need people to serve as tour guides (just keep class groups moving to correct next station). We also have two “booths”: Math on the Farm, and History of Farming. Contact Larry to sign up…tell him which day(s) you are available. Also need a couple of people with strong backs to help set up on Monday, April 11.

Water Garden Demonstration:  Perry County Extension Office, 65 Park Ave., Tell City, IN.  April 16, 10 am.  I need someone with experience with water gardens to show how to set one up and maintain it.  If you can help, contact Larry at Extension office, and he’ll provide contact information for Perry County.  You will need to arrange with them for materials and supplies for demo.

Container Gardening ProgramApril 16, Stanley Hall Education Center, 800 S. Evans Ave., Evansville, IN.  Up to 50 band members from The Boom Squad will be starting container vegetable gardens.  Larry can use a couple of people to help with the hands-on demo that he will be leading. Contact Larry to sign up.

2016 Greene County Master Gardener Flower & Patio Show
April 29-30th, Greene County Community Event Center
2016 GCMG Flower & Patio Show Flyer

Tox Away Day, June 4, 7:30 am – 1:00 pm, Civic Center.  People needed to direct traffic, count cars. Contact Larry Caplan to volunteer.

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

The conference will offer engaging tours, a creative workshop, valuable continuing education, and great opportunities to visit with fellow Master Gardeners from across Indiana! Early registration must be postmarked by April 1. Standard registration must be postmarked by May 1. A conference brochure with registration form have been mailed to past conference attendees and all information can be downloaded from the links below! Spots are limited so register soon!

Greene County MG Association will be hosting their Plant and Garden Sale
Juhe 25-26th. 2016 GCMG Plant Sale Flyer

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


2016 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:

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