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November 15

6:30 Social Time
7:00 Business Meeting
8:00 Presentation


Presented by Missy Carrell, Ponderosa Aqua Farm


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Rain Garden

The Hendricks County Soil and Conservation District and the Hendricks County Partnership for Water Quality established a demonstration rain garden which the Master Gardeners planted. The Rain Garden shows how you can capture and use run-off rainwater using native plants. Stop by the Fairgrounds to see how it has matured. The Partnership for Water Quality has assured that maintenance of the Rain Garden has continued.

Rain Garden

The Hendricks County Master Gardeners present

Adventures in Gardening 2016:  Natural Attraction
Oct. 15, 2016

Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds & Conference Center

You've put your heart and soul into your garden, and it's beautiful! Now learn how to attract bees, birds, beneficial insects, and humans to your garden.

Benjamin Vogt
Monarch Gardens

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21st Century Garden Ethics

Why gardening with native plants is an ethical and even moral imperative in a world of climate change and extinction. This talk explores ecology, science, psychology, and philosophy as we ponder how to embrace gardens as places to create social / cultural change.

Designing for Winter Wildlife and Beauty

The gardening season doesn't end in October. Not for us, not for wildlife, not even for the plants. In fact, the garden is just beginning to show its deeper side. Look at native plants that add pizzazz in fall, from herbaceous perennials with fantastic autumn color and ornamental seed heads, to structural perennials, shrubs, and grasses that look outstanding into spring. Fall and winter gardens are the best!


Jim McCormac
Ohio DNR Division of Wildlife

Botanical Workhorse: Heavy Hitter Native Plants


Terry Plank

The Amazing Honeybee

Colletta Kosiba
Advanced Master Gardener and Advanced Master Naturalist

101 Landscaping Ideas: Adding Style and Fun to Your Outdoor Space

Information for Attendees:

    The registration fee is $45. The fee includes continetal breakfast and lunch.
    Check-in, a silent auction, and breakfast begin at 8:00 A.M.
    Program runs from 9 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
    The Hendricks County Fairgrounds are at 1900 E. Main St., Danville.  Detailed Directions
    Bring your checkbook to purchase discounted gardening books and silent auction items.
    Questions? Call (317) 745-9260 or use our contact form.

(On line registration is closed)