Whether presenting an evening program about herbs or hosting and staffing the Garden Tour, members help educate the public about the many joys of gardening. Our programs include a variety of topics and lengths of service. Volunteers must complete a required number of volunteer hours to retain an active status, so put us to work!
Master Gardener Projects
- Camp Dig-A-Lot: Youth Gardening Day for kids ages 7-11. .
- Garden Tour: Every summer, MCMGA members and Madison County community members generously give their time by preparing immaculate examples of their favorites in the front lawn (and side lawn, and shady areas, and more!)
- Indiana State Fair: Master Gardeners from around the state sponsor the Master Gardener booth at the State Fair in August to answer questions from the public. Contact Ann Bull.
- Flower & Patio Show: Each March various Master Gardener Associations take turns staffing a booth to serve as a general gardening reference to passers-by.
- Gruenewald Historic Home and Gardens: The Gruenewald Heirloom Garden was created and is maintained by volunteers from The Madison County Master Gardener Organization. All plants grown in the garden are varieties that were grown before 1900. Contact Loretta Heiniger or LeAnna Reardon for volunteer opportunities.
- Mounds Park Butterfly Garden: Contact Loretta Heiniger for volunteer opportunities..
- Plant Sale : Another of our big events, this May sale puts our propagation skills to work as we raise funds for club projects This sale is held annually each year the day before Mother’s day.
Youth Gardening Projects
- Pendleton South Elementary Greenhouse: Behind this bustling elementary school is an equally busy greenhouse where literally thousands of students have grown geraniums and mums for parents and friends. .
- Liberty Christian Youth Garden Club: Contact Janet Poore for volunteer opportunities. These students meet monthly with Master Gardener volunteers Jill Dinsmore, Denny Dinsmore, Sharon Shear and Carol Coburn
- Lapel Elementary: sponsored by teacher Tiffany Smith and Master Gardeners Gary and Sharon Crandall. Two groups of students meet during the school year to welcome children to gardening