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Rain Garden

The Hendricks County Soil and Conservation District funded a demonstration rain garden which the Master Gardeners have planted. The Rain Garden shows how to capture and use run-off rainwater using native plants. Stop by the Fairgrounds to see it.

Rain Garden

Next Meetings

July 21

Awards Night and Pitch-in Picnic

Rose Lenihan will host this years awards night and pitch-in picnic at her residence. Please sign up in advance if you are coming. Select one of the dishes to bring on the sign up site.

Adventures in Gardening

October 3, 2015

Join us for our annual Fall seminar from 8:30am to 4:00pm at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds. Our featured speaker is Frederick Rice, Garden Designer and Consultant. Learn about using structures as the garden's skeletal system as well as about using vines and climbers as attractive and unusual solutions for challenging garden dilemmas. Hear short talks about gardening in unusual places. The day will be complete with the construction of a Fall container to take home. For more about the day and to register see the information page. (Electronic and paper registration are both available.)

See Us At the Hendricks County Fair

Attention Members

Your Action Required before September


A new Purdue Master Gardener Program Policy took effect on September 15, 2014. Purdue has asked that we integrate all Master Gardeners into the new policy by September 2015. As you know, we have been without a Master Gardener Coordinator as the Ag/Natural Resources Extension Educator position has been vacant until recently. That means, we now only have a few short months to get everyone integrated into the new policy. This means all Master Gardeners who wish to remain active must take action before September 1, 2015!

What is required? All Hendricks County current and new Purdue Master Gardener volunteers must:

  • Read the MG Program Policy Guide (MG-5-W). Download this from Purdue's Education Store.
  • Return completed and signed Purdue MG Volunteer Application and Agreement form to Angie Tilton (annual requirement)
  • Provide evidence of government-issued photo ID (one time requirement) This must be provided in person to the Purdue Extension.
For more information about the revised policies see the newsletter, the Policy Guide, or watch a briefing video on You Tube. (about 27 minutes)