2018 Third Annual Green Thumb Program
On Saturday March 10th, 2018 The Purdue Hancock County Master Gardeners in partnership with the Greenfield Public Library will present the free annual Green Thumb Program. This year’s program is focused on Native Plants, Attracting the Birds and the Bees. The featured keynote speaker this year is Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp a well-known popular speaker, writer and author on various garden topics and sustainable living. MS Meyers will speak on attracting pollinators to our landscapes using native and non-native plants that thrive in our area. In addition, Master Gardeners will staff display booths and be available to answer questions. Community beekeepers will be available as well.
Come and Join us for a fun filled, educational and informative morning for all gardeners.
Hancock County Public Library—Community Room
900 W McKenzie Rd
Greenfield, IN 46140
March 10th, Saturday
Doors Open; 9:30 AM
Come grow with us.
2018 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 22nd thru Friday, June 29th 2018. 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
2018 Indiana State Fair-Purdue Master Gardener Booth
During the Indiana State Fair, August 3rd – 19th, 2018, 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.
ELAINE’S DEMONSTRATION GARDEN WORK CREW
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.