Purdue Extension Master Gardeners

Thursday’s Lineup
Friday’s Lineup
Saturday’s Lineup
Sunday’s Lineup

Purdue Extension Master Gardener Seminars

A popular feature of the Fort Wayne Home & Garden Show brings Purdue Extension Master Gardeners from throughout the region to our event, where they share their wide-ranging expertise in all-things-gardening with our guests.

Look below to see the daily line-ups of seminar speakers and topics below, and make plans to attend several sessions!

Thursday, February 27th

Noon – 12:45p | James Wolff | Purdue Extension Proper Pesticide Use for Gardens

1 – 1:45p | Dan Wire | Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Riverfront ‘Gardens’ – How You Can be Part of the Show

2 – 3p | Melinda Myers | Featured Guest | Garden Trends

3:30 – 4:15p | Dr. Louise Weber | University of St. Francis | Nature, as Medicine

4:30 – 5:15p | Bethany Beebe | Master Gardener Timely and Practical Guide to Gardening with Children

5:30 – 6:15p | John Woodmansee | Purdue Extension Popular IN Native Trees: Identification and Lore

7 – 8p | Melinda Myers | Featured Guest Attracting Bees, Hummingbirds, & Butterflies to the Garden

Friday, February 28th

Noon – 12:45p Martha Ferguson | Riverview Native Nursery Designing a Wildlife Garden – Pollinators, Butterflies, Birds

1 – 1:45p | Dr. Bruce Kingsbury | Purdue Fort Wayne Gardening for Critters

2 – 3p | Melinda Myers | Featured Guest | Garden Trends

3:30 – 4:15p | Jenny Wyss | Master Gardener Raising Poultry and Rabbits on Less Than 1/3 of an Acre

4:30 – 5:15p | Stephanie Bailey | Master Gardener Old vs. New: Landscaping in 2020

5:30 – 6:15p | Rhonda Smith | Master Gardener Seed Harvesting, Cleaning, and Saving – the Basics

7 – 8p | Melinda Myers | Featured Guest Attracting Bees, Hummingbirds, & Butterflies to the Garden

Saturday, February 29th

11 – 11:45a Bill Oliver | Master Gardener Invasive Species in the City

Noon – 12:45p Terri Theisen | Purdue Extension How To Grow Your Own Money: Intro to Veggie Growing

1 – 1:45p | Dr. Louise Weber | University of St. Francis Activities for Healing Through Nature

2 – 3p | Melinda Myers | Featured Guest | Garden Trends

3:30 – 4:15p | Penny Alles | Master Gardener Plant Diseases & Insects: You don’t have to be MacGyver to handle that mild-winter survivor

5 – 6p | Melinda Myers | Featured Guest Attracting Bees, Hummingbirds, & Butterflies to the Garden

6:10 – 6:50p | Melinda Myers | Featured Guest Book Signing

7 – 8p | Melinda Myers | Featured Guest Garden Trends

Sunday, March 1st

12 – 1p | Melinda Myers | Featured Guest | Garden Trends

1 – 1:45p Pam Snyder | Master Gardener The Cottage Garden