Programs

MCMGA Programs

January 9
“What’s New” – Steve Mayer
Location: Extension Classroom 2nd Floor
(presentation resource document)

February 13
Amy Mullen
The Fraudulent Farmgirl (website)
Designing the Winter Garden
Location: Extension Classroom 2nd Floor
Amy Mullen Winter Garden

March 13
Visions for IMA (Indianapolis Museum of Art)
Jonathan Wright —Deputy Director for Horticulture and Natural Resources

April 10
Carrie Tauscher of the DNR 
speaking to us about the benefits of trees in the urban environment 
Benefits of Trees (pdf)

May 8
Plant/Bake Sale and Auction, Holliday Park
Details (in Members Only area)

June 12
Stream Cliff Herb Farm (website)
Bus Trip (details)

July 10
Jonathan Lawler
Brandywine Creek Farms (website)

August 14
Northminster Presbyterian at 1660 Kessler Blvd East Drive
(between College and Keystone)
Christie Koester
Making a community garden grow from start to finish.

September 13
Evening Meeting
Join us at the Riviera Club for dinner and conversation with writer and naturalist Nancy Lawson.  Cost will be $18-20 per person [Washington Post article] [2017 Evening Meeting Form] [Note: 1 Training hour for this meeting]

October 9
Ian Mott
Growing Microgreens

November 13
Plant Propagation
Indiana School for the Blind & Visually Impaired
Elizabeth Garvey
Plant Propagation presentation

December 11
Holiday Party
Amanda Smith – INPAWS   Historical plants and their stories


2016
January 11

“What’s New” – Steve Mayer
All-America Selections Winners and National Garden Bureau New Varieties

February 8
Kara Salazar and John Orick will be talking about Rainscaping

March 14
First Detector — Katie Booth, IMA

April 11
Member tour of Heartland Growers

May 9
Plant/Bake Sale and Auction, Holliday Park

June 13
Getting Invasives out of the Market – Ellen Jacquart, Nature Conservancy

July 11
Cover Crops for Home Gardens – Kevin Allison, Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District

August 8
Growing and Caring for Your Hydrangea – Kari Arney, Horticulturist at Sullivan’s Hardware – held at Northminster Presbyterian Church [map]

September 12
Where the Wild Things Are – Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp

Wednesday evening, October 5
Evening meeting combined with Garfield Park MG
Scott Stewart from Lurie Garden
Presentation
Laurel Hall (5395 Emerson Way Indianapolis, IN 46226) [directions] [map]

November 14
Ferns – Chris Wilhoite

December 12
Holiday Party
Terrariums –  Chris Lawson and Karen Kenworthy
Presentation
Handout


2015
January 12, 2015

“What’s New ” Steve Mayer, Extension Educator-Horticulture, PE-MC.
Steve’s presentation New Varieties Vegetables And Flowers 2015

February 9, 2015
Robert Ripma speaking on Establishing and Maintaining a Backyard Bird Sanctuary

March 9, 2015
Irvin Etienne speaking on Gardening with Tropical Plants MG Tropical handout

April 13, 2015
MCMGA members talk about their favorite perennial or shrub: Shirley Fry – Crepe Myrtle; Jackie Sundboom – Hydrangeas; Debbie Clark – Witch Hazel; Leah Glick – Roses; Marie Koenig – Epimedium; Sally Michael – Oxalis

May 11, 2015
Plant/Bake Sale and Auction, Holliday Park
MCMG Plant Tags_Form
Plant Sale Guidelines

June 8, 2015
MG Julie Iverson speaking on Cooking with Herbs

July 13, 2015
Mary Starnes and Gretchen Jacobs speaking on Succulent Container Gardening

August 10, 2015
Tour of Eskenazi Rooftop Garden and Medicinal Gardens at Medical History
Museum

September 16, 2015
Regular meeting in the evening at Landmarks with garden tour of Morris Butler, catered with $5 admission fee, speaker Brett Heath of Brett and Becky’s Bulbs
Registration Form and more details in the August Greenery.

October 12, 2015
Tour of IMA gardens and 100 Acres Art and Nature Park

November 9, 2015
Amber Wolfe on Gardening with Arthritis [presentation]
Steve’s presentation of 2014 2015 Award Winning Plants
and of 2015 AAS Winners in Demo Garden – with ratings!

December 14, 2015
Holiday Party
MGs Kathy Hull and Linda Furuness, Tour of North England and Wales


2014
January 13, 2014

“Good Bug, Bad Bug ” Steve Mayer, Extension Educator-Horticulture, PE-MC.

February 10, 2014
“Herbs at White River Gardens”— MG Sue Arnold, not location change

March 10, 2014
“New Plant Sampler”—Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp
Explore some of the newer plants on the market, including annuals, perennials and shrubs.

April 14, 2014
“The Honey Bee”—Tracy A. Adamson, Central Indiana Beekeepers Association

May 12, 2014
Plant/Bake Sale and Auction, Holliday Park, MCMG Plant Tags_Form

June 9, 2014
Veggie Extravaganza, MGs discussing their favorite veggie to grow,  Linda Furuness – snap peas, Meredith Hull – turnips, Vickie Davis – lima beans, Rosemary Fanning and Mary Durkin – okra, Becky Wiggington – sweet potatoes, Leah Glick – tomatoes, Karen Cox – potatoes

June 12-14, 2014
State Master Gardener Conference

July 14, 2014
Farm Tour, Indy Urban Acres

August 11, 2014
Bus Tour – Munchkin Gardens and Hidden Hills
We will meet at Greenwood Christian Church, 2045 Averitt Road, Greenwood, IN  46143, 317 881-9336.  Registration is open May 1st. 2014BusTrip Registration is limited to 110 (two buses) and is open to members and guests.
Here is a copy of JoAn Bush’s directions for making Hypertufa planters/troughs.

September 8, 2014
Rooftop Gardens at Eskenazi Health – Rachel White, Growing Places Indy

October 13, 2014
“Lawn Althernative”—Amy Mullen, Spotts Landscaping
Amy Mullen’s presentation notes: Lawn alternatives handout

November 10, 2014
“Hellebores”—Chris Whilhoite, Soules Gardens
Chris Whilhoite’s Whilhoite_Hellebore notes.

December 8, 2014
Holiday Party
Kim’s Poinsettia Program 1214


2013
January 14, 2013

“New Plants and New MG Programs” Steve Mayer, Extension Educator-Horticulture, PE-MC.

February 11, 2013
“The Story of A Community Garden”— Sarah Wiehe tells her story of starting a community garden near the State Fairgrounds.

March 11, 2013
“Beyond German Tall Bearded Iris”—Chuck Bunnell from Dayton, IN, and Vice President of the Regional Iris Society.

April 8, 2013
“Chickens in the City”—Sharon Patterson is one of our own Master Gardeners who raises chickens in the city!

May 13, 2013
Plant/Bake Sale and Auction, Holliday Park

June 10, 2013
Bus trip to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens and Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum for guided walking tours.

July 8, 2013
“The Latest Information on the Care and Pests of Trees”—Jud Scott, a certified consulting arborist for Indiana.

August 12, 2013
Tour of the Nina Pulliam Eco-Lab at Marian University.

September 9, 2013
“Garlic”—Jim Walker, the “Garlic Guy,” a garlic farmer.

September 25, 2013
Joint Evening Meeting, Indiana State Museum. “Summer and Fall Wildflowers”—Coletta Kosiba, well known naturalist, teacher, and speaker.

October 14, 2013
“Sedges, Grasses and Rushes for the Home Garden”—Dr. Paul Rothrock, Professor of Earth and Environmental Science at Taylor University. Dr. Rothrock’s handout, download here.

November 11, 2013
“Vermiculture”—Karen Kennedy and Debbie Clark are both exceptionally experienced gardeners as well as members of our own Master Gardener Association.

December 9, 2013
Holiday Party