2018 Master Gardener Scholarship Winners

Ms Delaney Wardr. Austin Conrad

This year Madison County Master Gardeners Association (MCMGA) is awarding $1000 senior scholarships to Alexandria High School senior Delaney Ward and Frankton High School senior Austin Conrad. They are also awarding a $500 college renewal scholarship to Jessica Mercer.

Delaney is the daughter of Roger and Jennifer Ward of Alexandria. She plans to attend the Honors College at Ball State University where she will major in Natural Resources and Environmental Management.  Her extra-curricular activities include Spell Bowl, Super Bowl, Spanish Club, Recycling Club, National Honor Society and tennis and track. Delaney is also involved in 4-H, the Llama Reserve and Anderson Center for the Arts.

Austin is the son of Dallas and Cassie Conrad of Alexandria.  He plans to attend Purdue University where he will major in Agricultural Systems Management.  His school activities include Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Future Farmers of America, National Honor Society, Academic Team, football and track.  He is also involved in the Bethany Christian Church youth group, Bethany Christian Church Technology and is a 10 year member of 4-H.

Jessica Mercer is the daughter of Phil and ue Mercer of Anderson.  She is a student at Purdue University, majoring in Sustainable Food an Farm Systems.  Jessica is a member of the Purdue Student Farm Organization, Higher Ground Dance Company, and Reformed University Fellowship.

Since 2000, MCMGA has awarded twenty-nine $1000 scholarships and fifteen $500 scholarships. The scholarship program is funded through the annual Spring Garden Bazaar and Plant Sale which will be held this year on Saturday, May 12th, at 9 a.m.  at the 4-H building in Alexandria.



Master Gardener Intern Class

Become a Purdue Master Gardener this fall! Starting August 18th, this group will meet weekly on Tuesday evenings  from 6:00 to 9:00. The syllabus appears below so you have an idea of the scope of the class. After completion, you will have the opportunity to work along side experienced Master Gardeners to hone your skills and contribute to your community in a variety of activities. Check back for registration form or contact the Madison County Extension Office 765/641-9514.



2017 Plant Sale & Spring Bazaar

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Madison County’s Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale is on Saturday, May 13, in the Exhibition Hall at the Madison County 4-H Fairgrounds, Alexandria, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Hundreds of plants will be available for sale to the public.  There will be a stunning variety of perennials, annuals, vegetables, and native plants.  Plants are grown by local Master Gardeners, and are acclimated to Indiana’s climate.  All prices are well below local garden centers.

Bring your tools to participate in our tool sharpening clinic.  There will be garden decor, gloves and treasures for sale or just enjoy.

The day will also include free educational materials and lectures covering many aspects of gardening.  Our Ask A Master Gardener Service is there to help answer your questions and provide gardening advise.  Proceeds will go to students in Madison County interested in horticulture-related careers, as well as community activities supporting sound horticultural practices in Madison County.