About Us

THE MARION COUNTY MASTER GARDENER ASSOCIATION (MCMGA) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote good gardening practices to the community in cooperation with Purdue Extension – Marion County.  To be a member, one must have successfully completed the Master Gardener training and initial certification according to Purdue’s current standards.

The volunteer work of MCMGA members is visible at many public parks, including Eagle Creek Park, Holliday Park, and Garfield Park; at museums including the Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana Medical History Museum and the Eiteljorg; and at public spaces such as the Governor’s Mansion, Indiana School for the Blind, Indiana State Fairgounds Demonstration Garden, and many more. We keep an updated list of opportunities in the “Members Only” section. Master Gardeners also operate an Answer Line (phone and email) for persons to contact us with gardening questions and problems. To phone in, call (317) 275-9292 or e-mail marionmg@purdue.edu.

Our 2018 MCMGA officers are:
President: Sharon Patterson, pres@indymcmga.org
Vice President: Jackie Sundboom, vpres@indymcmga.org
Secretary: Steve Cline, sec@indymcmga.org
Communication: Carol Hooker, comm@indymcmga.org
Treasurer: Barbara Garing, treas@indymcmga.org
Membership: Linda Foster, memb@indymcmga.org

Our association meets regularly on the second Monday of each month from 9:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., most frequently on the third floor of Discovery Hall at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.  Meetings consist of a business session, sharing of food, followed by a speaker or presentation to update our members on timely gardening information.  In May we usually hold a fund raising plant sale and periodically during the summer months we tour gardens of interest.  A list of our speakers and tours for 2015 will be forthcoming, watch our Calendar on the sidebar for the most up-to-date information.

Annual dues are $25. Deadline for new and renewing memberships to be included in the printed directory is January 31.  A copy of the membership form is available on the Membership Form page.