2019 Scholarship Application Due July 12
Annually the Hancock County Master Gardeners Association offers one scholarship up to $1000 to financially support applicants who are enrolled in College and are majoring in a related Agriculture or Horticulture field. If you wish to be considered to receive this scholarship, please click here for the application form and rules for applicants. Complete this form and return to the Hancock County Master Gardeners Association, Attention: Scholarship Committee, 802 North Apple Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140. Application forms must be submitted by July 12th. If you have questions you may call Roy Ballard at 317-462-1113 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 Hancock County 4H Fair
The Hancock County 4H Fair, Greenfield, Indiana, will be in full swing with all the color, sights, sounds and smells of the Fair from Friday, June 21st thru Friday, June 28th 2019. Bring your gardening questions and visit with us at our Master Gardeners Booth in the Commercial Tent from 5-9 PM daily.
Hancock County 4H Fair-Master Gardeners Helping Others Grow
2019 Indiana State Fair-Purdue Master Gardener Booth
During the Indiana State Fair, August 2nd – 18th, 2019, 9 AM – 7 PM, bring your gardening and plant questions and visit with area Master Gardeners at the Purdue Master Gardener Booth for information on plants, gardening and home horticulture. Our booth is located near the southwest end of the track in the Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building.
The Hancock County Master Gardener Association maintains demonstration gardens on the grounds of the Hancock County Purdue Extension Service at 802 North Apple Street in Greenfield. The gardens have been designed as a self-guided learning experience for members of the association and the public as well. The gardens that are self-guided are the Pollinator garden, the Nature area, and the Foundation garden (starting at the front door of the Extension Office). Plants in the gardens are marked with steel plant markers that bear the name of the plant as well as a number. In each garden is an information box containing plant information sheets that list the names of the plants in that garden and their characteristics. Matching the number on the plant marker with the number on the plant list sheets will assist you in identifying a plant. Additional information such as botanical name, light requirements, bloom times, etc. is also listed for that plant on the sheets.
If you enjoy plants and gardens stop by and view our gardens and learn about the plants that reside in them. Viewing can be done during daylight hours, seven days a week.
Wild Flower Walk
Take a hike through Greenfield’s Thornwood Preserve consisting of 40 acres of pristine native plants and trees. The property was donated by Herb and Judy Brown and was recently opened to the public. Below a group of Master Gardeners enjoy a spring wildflower walk to identify the many native species and remove invasive plants.
Hancock County Master Gardener 2019 Annual Plant Sale
Date and Time-Friday, May 3rd-8AM-6PM and Saturday, May 4th 8AM-3PM
Thank you for attending our annual plant sale during the first week of May! This was a joint sale between with the Hancock County Master Gardeners Association and Herb Society. Many of the plants were grown and donated by our very own Master Gardeners. All proceeds helps fund our Master Gardener programs in Hancock County including scholarships, school projects, assisted living programs, growing seminars, County Fair, and other community involved activities. We are already looking forward to next year’s sale!
2019 Fourth Annual Master Gardener Green Thumb Program
Date and Time Saturday, April 6th, 2019-9:30 AM-12N
The 2019 Hancock County Master Gardener Green Thumb Program was a huge success with over 60 home gardeners in attendance and many tables with lots of free giveaways, including seed packets, native tree seedlings, handouts, refreshments, door prizes and more, with Master Gardeners, Bee Keepers and Soil and Water representatives on site to answer questions. Our keynote speaker this year was a fun presentation by Carol Michel Gardener, writer, owner of the world’s largest hoe collection and keeper of the Twelve Secrets to Happiness in Your Garden. The annual Green Thumb Program is a joint program sponsored by Hancock County Master Gardeners and the Hancock County Public Library. Thanks to all who attended and made this program a success. Check the slide show below for Green Thumb highlights and stay tuned here and our Facebook page for future Green Thumb Events.
Helping Others Grow.