SWIMGA Master Gardener Events/Activities/Speakers/FORMS



Note:  09/03/2014

At the SWIMGA Board meeting of September 2, 2014, the following change was approved for the bylaws under Section 5.2, Election of Officers:  the following sentence will be added:  Officers will take office on January 1st of the year following the September election, and will serve until Dec. 31st of that year, beginning with the officers elected in 2015.   

This will be voted on by SWIMGA members at the September 9 general meeting.  This notice fulfills the requirement that all bylaws changes must be sent to the membership 7 days before the meeting.


International Master Gardener Conference

September 22-25, 2015; Mid-America Center Council Bluffs, Iowa. Click here for more information.



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 2015:

April 14, 2015 –           Brad Coole, Land Stewart, RHCC “Golf Course  Management
2015: Preserving Our Environment”

May 12, 2015 –            Joe Duncan, Henderson Detention Center
“Worm Propagation and Used Food Composting for
                                           Institutional Gardens”
June 9, 2015 –             Speaker to be announced.
                                          “Wild Orchids/Indiana Native Plants”
July 14, 2015 –            Peter Frederick, Immediate Past President, SWIMGA
                                           “Growing Grapes and the Art of Making Wine”
August 11, 2015 –       Chris Hartley, Entomologist & Science Education
Coordinator, Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, St. Louis, MO
                                           “Growing a Butterfly Garden”
September 8, 2015 –   Shawn Dickerson, Evansville Arborist
                                             “Backyard Orchards & Specialty Pruning such as Espalier
                                             And Pollarding”
October 13, 2015 –     Kay Yatskievych, Missouri Botanist (pending)
                                            “Midwest Wildflower Identification and New PDF System”
November 10, 2015-  Paul Bousman, Botanical Curator of Mesker Park Zoo &
Botanical Garden
                                            “Deer Resistant Plants”
December 8, 2015 –    HOLIDAY PARTY