Virtual Purdue Extension Master Gardener Basic Training – Statewide – Extension Master Gardener Program

Virtual Purdue Extension Master Gardener Basic Training – Statewide

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

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Date(s) - 03/03/2021
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


We are no longer accepting applications and registration is closed! 


The Purdue Extension Master Gardener (EMG) Program will hold a statewide virtual Extension Master Basic Gardener Training on Wednesdays, March 3 through June 2, 2021, from 1:30-3:30 PM ET / 12:30-2:30 PM CT via live webinars. Final exam given after June 2.  There will also be a weekly local connection hour with your county’s Extension Master Gardener coordinator. The day, time, and place for the local connection hour will be determined by your county’s EMG coordinator and could be in person, a virtual web meeting, or a combination of both.

Please note: Attendance at the live scheduled statewide webinars and county connections is required to complete the EMG Basic Training. Watching recorded sessions for an unexpected absence(s) should be discussed with the hosting EMG County Coordinator.

Tentative Statewide Webinar Schedule

February 24      Test Connect Session (optional) – test your connection and become familiar with WebEx

March 3            Purdue EMG Orientation

March 10          Plant Science

March 17          Soils and Plant Nutrition

March 24          Animal Pests

March 31          Plant Disease Diagnosis

April 7              Weed ID and Control

April 14             Insect ID and Control

April 21             Invasive Species

April 28             Pesticide Safety and Alternatives

May 5               Herbaceous Ornamentals

May 12             Woody Ornamentals

May 19             Fruit Gardening

May 26             Lawn Care

June 2              Vegetable Gardening

After June 2 – Final Exam, post-test, and post-program survey

Steps for Participating in the Training

Step 1: Application (Application deadline is February 12, 2021.)

Contact a hosting EMG County Coordinator and they will send you the application information (see below). If you don’t see your county listed, you may be able to complete the training through a nearby county and transfer to your home county to volunteer.

Step 2: Registration and Fees (Once your application is approved, you will receive registration and payment information from your host EMG County Coordinator. Online registration will open in early January, 2021.)

  • $175.00 for an individual registration with print version of Purdue EMG Manual.
  • $270.00 for two people sharing a print version of the Purdue EMG Manual, both will need application approval prior to registering and paying.
  • Information about the availability/cost of adding a digital version of the manual provided soon.

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