Gardening Related Workshops and Other Events

Workshops are free and open to the public and are held at the Tippecanoe County Extension Office 3150 Sagamore Parkway South in Lafayette, just south of the Tippecanoe Mall. Registration is not required but would be appreciated.  Call the Tippecanoe County Extension Office at 474-0793 or email to reserve your spot.

Master Gardener Public Education Workshop
Saturday, April 21, 2018
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Tippecanoe County Extension Office
3150 Sagamore Pkwy. S. Lafayette, IN
Food Safety Starts @ Planting,  and Garden Ergonomics 
Presented by Karen Mitchell, Ag & Natural Resources Educator






Workshop Sat April 15, 2017

Saturday March 18 2017  9am-12pm at TCEO Master Gardener Public Education Workshop         

1.      "A Beekeeper's Year...What it takes to keep honeybees"  
          Presentation by Doug Jones, Master Gardener since 2007
2.      “Planting and Pruning Trees/Shrubs”    
  Presentation by Robert Jenkins, Jenkins Country Gardens

 Fruit Pruning Workshop

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST Meigs Horticulture Research Farm
Snow/Rain Date Wednesday, March 22, 2017 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern Time
Register online at 
or contact Karen Mitchell at 765-474-0793 on or before February 22 2017. 

Saturday Feb 18 2017  9am-12pm Master Gardener Public Education Workshop

1.       Topic: “Basics of Landscape Design”      Presentation will cover the design process, the features and principles in landscape design, and how to apply this knowledge.   Also, handout about companion plants. 
Speaker:  Amy Krause, Nursery Designer at Bennett’s Greenhouse                                                                             and
2.       Topic: “Garden Resources - books, websites, nurseries to visit, and more”
 Speaker:    Lynn Layden, Master Gardener since 1997

Fruit Pruning Workshop
Wednesday, March 9 2016 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern Time Meigs Horticulture Research Farm

March 19  9 a.m.-noon
Tower Garden and How the Aeroponics Growing System Works
Austin Kasso
Farm to Table: The Importance of Healthy Nutritional Food 
Kirsten Serran


February 13  9 a.m.-noon

How to Start A Vegetable Garden
Jerry Millard & Karen Mitchell

January 9 2016  9 a.m.-noon
Edible Landscaping
Rae Schnapp
Urban Farmers
Ian Thompson Rae will talk on edible landscaping as it relates to land, soil, plant materials, sustainable communities, supporting urban farmers, and the urban farmer’s co-op. 

Ian will talk about Tippecanoe Urban Farmers, their philosophy, their purpose, how they got started, when they get together, benefits of urban gardening, where they plant, what they plant, and their success. 

September 1, 2015  Monthly Meeting and Hoedown
5:30 p.m. Social Time - 6:00 Dinner - 7:00 presentation - 8:00 meeting

August 4  7 p.m.   TCEO 6:30 p.m. Social Time
Forty Years of Growing Succulent Plants
Dan DeCarlo
Meeting follows.

July 6   7 p.m.   TCEO    6:30 p.m. Social Time
Iris Gardens
Master Gardener Barb and Dr. Chuck Bunnell
If you love irises, you won’t want to miss this presentation. Not just a hobby for these two; well, maybe a hobby that grew into a love for growing and hybridizing irises. Additionally, Chuck has been a judge at iris shows for 15 years. They will also be telling us about an international iris event right here in 2017.
Meeting follows - 
NOTE: This is a Monday meeting. 

Past Workshops