Interested in becoming a Purdue Master Gardener?!

We would like to announce the 2019 training schedule:

2019 Master Gardener Training Course

Wednesdays 6 to 9 PM

August 21th through December 11th

Tippecanoe County Extension Office

3150 Sagamore Parkway S, Lafayette

Please call the office at (765) 474-0793 to be added to the 2019 registration list. More information along with the application form will be sent out at the beginning of July. Space is limited to the first 40 applicants.

The Purdue Master Gardener Program is an integral part of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service and provides the citizens of Indiana a framework to increase their knowledge on a wide variety of horticultural subjects.

To become a Purdue Master Gardener, you are required to complete the Master Gardener Training Course, pass the final exam with a 70% or better, and complete 35 hours of volunteer service.  The annual Master Gardener training course consists of 16 classes from August to December.  Classes for 2019 will be on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 PM at the Tippecanoe County Extension office (3150 Sagamore Parkway South, Lafayette, IN).

Topics covered in the training course include (but are not limited to):

  • Soil Science

  • Plant Nutrition

  • Lawn Care

  • Plant Science

  • Vegetables

  • Insect Pest Diagnosis and Control

  • Weed Identification and Control

  • Plant Disease Diagnosis and Control

  • Woody and Herbaceous Ornamentals

  • Animal Damage and Control

The cost of the training class is $150, which covers the cost of the newly revised 500+ page Master Gardener manual, badges, and refreshments during the classes.  Space is limited to the first 45 applicants.  

Get on the waiting list for 2019 by calling (765) 474-0793 or email at

Karen Mitchell
Master Gardener County Coordinator
Tippecanoe County Cooperative Extension Service
3150 Sagamore Parkway South
Lafayette, IN 47905-5156

(765) 474-0793

 Purdue Master Gardener Application Form