Master Gardeners help keep areas green

Whether you have a green thumb or not, consider signing up for Master Gardener classes. The Purdue Extension Johnson County office will conduct classes each Tuesday evening Aug. 20 to Nov. 5. The program provides a learning framework for you to increase your knowledge on a variety of horticultural topics, such as lawn care, soil science, ornamentals, vegetables, pesticides and more.

After completing Master Gardener training, you can volunteer your service in educational gardening activities in the community to “help others grow.” With increased gardening knowledge, Master Gardeners have the skills and confidence to teach others, either one-on-one or in a group setting.

Typically, Master Gardeners volunteer time at schools, parks, churches, public gardens, libraries and other veneus. You can sign up for our 2013 fall classes by contacting the Purdue Extension Johnson County office (484 N. Morton St. in Franklin; 736-3724). The cost per participant is $125, which includes all class-related materials.

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