Welcome to the Garfield Park Master Gardener Association (GPMGA) site.

The goals of the GPMGA are to share knowledge about gardening with our members and others and offer volunteer opportunities.

Next GPMGA Meeting:  October 13

Join us virtually for the October 13 program—Not in MY Backyard—with speaker Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, a.k.a. The Hoosier Gardener.

In the program, she will explore some of the common mistakes gardeners make — from plant selection to planting site and from pruning mishaps to hiding the front door. It will be fun to see what gardeners have done right and not so right.

Jo Ellen grew up in Indianapolis and lives about 15 minutes from downtown in a 1951 mid-century modern ranch. As a confessed “hortiholic”, she admits that her eyes are too big for her yard. “You just can’t have enough plants.”

She is a 25-year, award-winning veteran of print journalism and owns Write for You! LLC, a freelance writing and editing business. Jo Ellen is immediate past president of GardenComm: Garden Communicators International.

In addition, she is a garden coach and has an all-season container planting business. For 20 years, Jo Ellen has worked at a large, independent garden center in Indianapolis, including a stint as buyer of perennials, trees and shrubs.

A popular speaker, she has 50 five-star reviews at greatgardenspeakers.org. For more information about Jo Ellen’s gardening endeavors including her blog, visit hoosiergardener.com. She may be reached at thehoosiergardener@gmail.com.

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GPMGA Meetings and Locations

At present, the meetings occur  on the 2nd Wednesday of the month February through December and feature both a program and a business meeting. We meet at the Garfield Park Conservatory meeting area (accessible through the entrance by the Children’s Garden).  Exceptions include off-site field trips (typically in April and September) and our annual picnic (typically held in July at the shelter near the Arts Center in Garfield Park).

If you require an accommodation or special assistance to attend these meetings due to a disability, please contact us at 317-275-9286. Some accommodations may require a 2-week notice.