Purdue Master Gardener intern training to be held Feb. 10 to April 16

Purdue Master Gardener intern training will be held at the Huntington County Courthouse Annex Building on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. starting Feb. 10, 2020, and ending April 16, 2020.

There will be a wide range of subjects covered in the training, including soil and plant science, diagnosis of plant problems, pesticide safety and culture of vegetable, flower, landscape and fruit plants. The deadline for submitting applications is Jan. 31, 2020.

There are many projects in which individuals can volunteer once they have completed the Master Gardener intern coursework. Some examples are providing gardening education at community events, teaching youth and speaking to local clubs and organizations. Master Gardeners also spend many hours working at display gardens at the Salamonie Interpretative Center and the Historic Forks of the Wabash.

To obtain an application for the course, contact Ed Farris, agriculture and natural resource educator, Purdue Extension Huntington County, at 358-4826 or emfarris@purdue.edu.

The class size may be limited depending on the number of applications that are received. There is a cost for the course.

The Huntington County Courthouse Annex Building is located at 1340 S. Jefferson St., Huntington.