Hancock County Master Gardener 2019 Annual Plant Sale
Date and Time-Friday, May 3rd-8AM-6PM and Saturday, May 4th 8AM-3PM
Please join us for our annual plant sale during the first week of May at the northeast corner of the 4H Fairgrounds. This is a joint sale with the Hancock County Herb Society. Many plants are grown by Master Gardeners and priced at bargain sale prices. Shop a large selection of perennials, annuals and vegetables, including a large variety of Herbs, potted plants, and more. All proceeds help fund our Master Gardener programs in Hancock County including scholarships, school projects, assisted living programs, growing seminars, County Fair, and other community involved activities. See our Facebook page here for more details
2019 Fourth Annual Master Gardener Green Thumb Program
Date and Time Saturday, April 6th, 2019-9:30 AM-12N
Register in advance at https://hcplibrary.librarymarket.com/12-secrets-happiness-your-garden or 317-462-5141, ext 240
Location—Hancock County Public Library. 900 W McKenzie Rd., Greenfield, IN 46140
Join the Purdue Hancock County Master Gardeners for the free annual fun filled Green Thumb Program on Saturday, April 6th, 9:30 AM at the Greenfield Public Library. Our featured speaker this year is Carol Michel, a lifelong gardener, garden blogger and award-winning author and owner of the world’s largest hoe collection. Ms. Michel informative and humorous presentation is Twelve Secrets to Happiness in Your Garden. In addition, Master Gardeners will provide educational booths on the following topics:
Selection of Native Trees, Planting, and Care.
Pollinator Friendly Habitats.
Identifying and controlling insects.
Purdue Master Gardener Program.
Starting and Growing Marigolds and Vegetables.
Preview of Spring Plant Sale.
Community Bee Keepers
Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation
Refreshments will be available along with lots of free give-aways, including seed packets, native tree seedlings, handouts and more.
9:30-10 AM…Sign in, pick up door prize tickets and visit informational booths.
10:00 AM-11AM…Presentation by Carol Michel; Twelve Secrets to Happiness in Your Garden.
11:00 AM-12N…Carol Michel available for meet and greet and book signing. Educational booths re-open and door prize drawings.
Hancock County Master Gardeners and the Hancock County Public Library are joint sponsors of the Green Thumb Program.
Helping Others Grow.
Hancock County Master Gardener Annual Scholarship Program
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 10th. If you have questions you may call Roy Ballard at 317-462-1113 or e-mail email@example.com
The Master Gardener $1,000 Scholarship winner for 2018 is Jessica Jones. Beginning this fall semester Jessica is a Senior at Purdue University. Jessica is majoring in Agriculture Education and minoring in Horticulture. She was a 10-year member of the Hancock County 4-H. Presenting her with the check are (L-R) Jane Pollock, Scholarship Committee; Lee Rose-Alexander, HCMG President; Jessica Jones; and, Bob Degitz, Scholarship Committee Chairman.
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.