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Purdue Extension - La Porte County Brown Bag Gardening Series

Jan 17 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Michigan City Public Library - Michigan City


Purdue Extension - La Porte County


Folks are invited to bring their “brown bag” lunch and learn a little about gardening during four sessions presented by La Porte County Master Gardeners. Four sessions, two each in La Porte and Michigan City, will focus on aspects of gardening from planning your garden to trees, vegetable gardening and beekeeping. For 2018 the sessions in La Porte will be evening sessions, but you can still bring a snack.

At the first session in the Brown Bag Gardening Series on Wednesday, January 17, Master Gardeners will focus on your thoughts and dreams for greater success in the warm earth of Spring.

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 or all 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.

Sessions will be held as follows:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 17, Noon to 1 p.m., Gardening begins in January with a dream, Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th St., Michigan City, IN.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 21, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Trees, What You May Not Know, La Porte Public Library meeting room, 904 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana
  • Wednesday, March 14, Noon to 1 p.m., A Vegetable Garden: One Man’s Journey, Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th St. Michigan City, IN.
  • Wednesday, April 18, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Importance of Bees for Gardens, La Porte County Extension Office, 2857 W. State Road 2, La Porte, IN.

All sessions will be Central time.

Folks are invited to bring their lunch and join in for one or more sessions on these gardening topics. The fee is just $5 for each session, which includes informational handouts, or $15 for all four sessions. 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; click on the “Garden” heading at top of the web page or go to the La Porte County Master Gardener website

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 at 219-324-9407 or visit and link to “Master Gardeners” under “Garden.”


Michigan City Public Library

100 E Fourth St


Michigan City


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