2019 Fourth Annual Green Thumb Program
The speaker for the March 2, 2019 Green Thumb is Carol Michel. Gardener, author, owner of the world’s largest hoe collection, keeper of secrets to happiness in your garden and collector of old gardening books, Carol mixes horticulture and humor in her presentations on a wide variety of topics. The Hancock County Master Gardeners look forward to our continuing partnership with the Hancock Public Library, Greenfield, to supply quality education to the budding gardeners of Hancock County with our fourth annual Green Thumb event! Mark your calendars for Saturday March 2nd, 2019 and stay tuned to our Facebook page for times and fun filled program details.
Hancock County Public Library—Community Room
900 W McKenzie Rd
Greenfield, IN 46140
March 2nd, 2019, Saturday
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 29th 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.