Fifteen Master Gardeners of Montgomery County met at the 4-H grounds in Crawfordsville on Monday, April 8. President Susan Smith called the meeting to order 6:30 p.m. Secretary and treasurer’s reports were approved. It was announced that the Indoor Gardening Series is happening at the Crawfordsville Public Library this month. Plans for several upcoming projects were then discussed.
Master Gardeners will host one of eight learning stations at Ag Days on April 17 and 18. All the 4th graders from Montgomery County will attend this event. Master Gardeners signed up to speak to the students about seeds and the plant life cycle at their station.
The Master Gardener’s annual spring plant exchange will be held at the fairgrounds on Saturday, May 11 from 9:00-1:00. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions. The event is free, and the public is invited to bring in plants, seeds, gardening magazines, and other gardening related items to exchange with other gardeners. Please, no invasive plants!
Master Gardeners will again be assisting with the Nicholson Elementary gardening project. Anita Arnold announced that leaf mulch from the city will be delivered soon and garden prep will be taking place as soon as the weather allows. Second and third graders will be planting the garden in May.
Master Gardeners are in discussion with extension agent Ashley Adair about the implementation of the “Grow Together” nutrition education grant, which includes repair of raised bed gardens at CHS and a possible visit of some CHS students to the Community Garden this summer. Possible landscaping work at the Amtrack Station will be discussed at a later meeting. Master Gardeners will meet next at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 13.