June 4 - 6
2015 Purdue Master Gardener Conference
Started in 1988, we have over 200 members with a wide variety of
gardening interests. Our goal is to provide information and knowledge to
people in the community on home horticulture and gardening,
“Helping others Grow”
Some of our activities and projects each year include,
Garden Expo our Spring Garden show,
Education Workshops, Scholarships, 3-Adopt-A-Spot gardens in
Lafayette and West Lafayette.
Gigantic's gardens are added to our
All-America Selections Display &
Idea Gardens, one of only
four in Indiana, located on the grounds of the Extension office.
Demonstration Garden started in 1997, it
continues to provide to local food banks each year, and last year
donated over 7400 pounds of produce. The
Memory Garden honors friends and
Gardening is for all ages, invite someone to enjoy a garden with you.
Garden Expo 2015
The Garden Expo sponsored by Tippecanoe County
Master Gardener Association will be held at the Tippecanoe County
Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 25th from 9am to 3pm. Free and
open to the public this wonderful event will be held rain or shine and
is a great way to get your green thumb on! Master Gardeners are
once again planning their plant sale and will be on hand to offer advice
and help on gardening questions. The “Garden Shed” will be open
for event visitors to shop for garden bargains. Rosie Lerner from
Purdue Extension will give a lecture on Container Gardening at 10:30 am
and at 1pm Justin St John from Maximum Grow will give a lecture on gardening
with hydroponic and aquaponic systems. Master Gardeners will
again sell delicious snacks from their Just Deserts Bar and Darrell’s
Barbeque will be selling their delicious food also.
Other Nonprofit organizations will have vendor booths at the Expo.
Take time to stop in and visit them; they are: Bon Sai Club of Lafayette,
NICHES/INPaws, Sycamore Audubon Society and Indiana Bluebird Society; Hands
of the Future, Tippecanoe Homemakers Extension, The Indiana Gourd Society
and Boy Scout Troop 373.
Other vendors who have signed up to participate in the Expo are: Sandmarks
(plants and décor), Altra Design 2000, Inc. (metal fabrications for garden
décor), Just Re Do it – garden décor, Benedicts Nursery, Bloomers Greenhouse
(plants and herbs), Carroll County Crops (hanging baskets), Garden of Glass
(glass décor for the garden), RDM Farms LLC (plants), The Wild Bird Shoppe,
Attica Floral Co and Greenhouse (plants), Jenkins Country Gardens, Inc. (plants),
RK Custom Metal Creations (metal garden décor), Warm Glass Wonder (glass garden décor),
Mel-E-Sticks (garden décor), Oak Valley Farm (Asiatic lily bulbs), Maximum Grow
(hydroponic and aquaponic systems).