Brown Bag Gardening Series Concludes

Folks are invited to bring their “brown bag” lunch or snack and learn a little about gardening during the final session for 2019 presented by La Porte County Master Gardeners. The last session will focus on gardening with kids.

At the last session in the Brown Bag Gardening Series on Wednesday, April 10, Master Gardener Karen Sarver will have a discussion of the joys of introducing children to gardening. So many children today think potatoes and other delicious vegetables only come from the supermarket, and Karen is dedicated to changing that. This will be a fun, hands-on experience that should lead to many years of gardening satisfaction and healthier lives.

Gardening is one of America’s most popular hobbies. According to a recent National Gardening Association report*, 42 million households in the US (35%) grew their own food in a garden. That’s an increase of 17% over the past five years, with most of that growth coming from younger households.

Get a “jump-start” on gardening this year by participating in one of the sessions in the award-winning Brown Bag Gardening Series, sponsored by the La Porte County Master Gardener Association. In 2015, the series won a statewide Search for Excellence award for educational service conducted by Purdue Master Gardeners.

Final Session will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Central time, Gardening with Kids, in the La Porte Public Library Meeting Room, 904 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, IN.

Folks are invited to bring their lunch or snack and join in for this final session of gardening topics. The fee is just $5 for each session, which includes informational handouts. No need to pre-register; just show up.

For more information about the sessions in the Brown Bag Gardening Series, please call Purdue Extension – La Porte County at 219-324-9407. You may also download a flyer at www.extension.purdue.edu/laporte; click on the “Garden” heading at top of the web page or go to the La Porte County Master Gardener website http://www.lpmastergardener.com/.

The La Porte County Master Gardener Association is one of the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service programs and helps fulfill the state motto of “Helping Others Grow” by training volunteers to promote good gardening and horticultural practices. The Association accomplishes this through its volunteers conducting educational activities and projects in the community throughout the year.

For more information about the Purdue Master Gardener Program or about becoming a Master Gardener, please contact the La Porte County Extension office.

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