Marion County Master Gardener Association
Monday December 11, 2017
9:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Indiana State Fairgrounds
Discovery Hall, Third Floor
1202 E. 38th Street,
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Speaker: Amanda Smith, INPAWS
“Historical plants and their stories”
Amanda currently serves as the Superintendent of Natural Resources and Education for the Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department and has worked with HCPR since 1995 (22 years). Amanda received a Bachelor’s of Science from Ball State University in Natural Resources and Environmental Education in 1998. She grew up in Indianapolis and attended Indianapolis Public Schools and Lawrence Township. She has a passion for learning as much as possible about nature and sharing that knowledge with people. Amanda hopes this will lead to a greater appreciation of the diversity in our state and also help homeowners understand that their yards ARE habitat! Her favorite nature topics include trees, birds, wildflowers, historic uses of plants, ecosystems, and has recently became interested in moth identification. She lives with her husband, Shannon, two daughters, Amaya and Phoebe (11 and 6), and their dog in Westfield, Indiana.
She serves as the Central Chapter Past President for the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society (INPAWS), serves on the Education Committee for the Amos Butler Audubon, is a member of the Ball State University Natural Recourses and Environmental Management Alumni Board and was a past President.
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If you require an accommodation or special assistance for this event due to a disability, please contact us at 317-275-9286 two weeks before the program.
Master Gardener discounts have been updated on our Resources page with new additions. Please check out all the great nurseries and retail locations that are honoring your membership card. Go on a road trip and check out the new ones! Be sure to thank them and respect their exclusions and restrictions. The card is for your personal use.
Now available: Purdue Plant Doctor Apps help you diagnose and solve problems found on trees, annual and perennial flowers. You can find information about the Purdue Tree Doctor, Purdue Perennial Flower Doctor, and Purdue Annual Flower Doctor at this website.