Boone County Purdue Extension, 1300 East 100 South, Lebanon, IN 46052 cemanuel@purdue.edu 765-482-0750

Boone County Master Gardener Association, Indiana

Boone County Master Gardeners strive to provide current, research based, home horticulture information and education to the citizens of Indiana through Purdue University Extension programs and projects. We work with Curt Emanuel, Director of the Boone County Purdue Extension
ADDRESS: 1300 100 South, Lebanon, IN 46052
PHONE: 765-482-0750

The Purdue Master Gardener Program is an integral part of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service. The original Master Gardener program was created in 1972 in Seattle, Washington in response to the overwhelming demand for home gardening information. Indiana’s program began in 1978 with 4 participating counties. Currently, there are about 40 Indiana counties with an active Master Gardener program.

If you have an interest in obtaining the assistance of the Boone County Master Gardeners for your gardening, landscaping or horticultural project, you can contact Curt Emanuel or the association officers listed below.

If you have an interest in becoming a Master Gardener, the first step would be to successfully complete the Master Gardener Training Class which is offered every year or two, usually in the fall. Once you have completed the Master Gardener Training Class, you must then complete 35 hours of volunteer service to become a certified Master Gardener. Note this requirement will increase to 40 hours in 2020. Please see the Education Page for more information on recent or pending Master Gardener Training Classes.

Once you become a Master Gardener, you maintain your status and earn promotions (Advanced Master Gardener, Bronze Master Gardener, etc.) by completing a certain number of volunteer and education hours. For examples of current master gardener projects where members are completing their service requirements, please see the Master Gardener Projects Page.  For examples of educational programs where you can earn educational hours, please see the Education Page

Yearly master gardener events include our spring Gardenfest and an annual bus trip.

Next Meeting: May 16, 2022 9:30 a.m. in Community Room

2021 Master Gardener Officers:

  • President: Karen Hogan
  • Vice President: Valerie Jasper
  • Treasurer: Lesley Cain
  • Secretary: Joan Nicolet