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.
GPMGA Meetings and Locations
Next GPMGA Meeting: July 11
The Garfield Park Master Gardeners will enjoy delicious picnic food, festive centerpieces and great summer fun at the GPMGA Annual Picnic at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11.
The annual picnic will occur at the big shelter just SE of the Arts Center at Garfield Park. (In case of rain, the annual picnic will be in the conservatory’s classroom.) As usual, we will have the best food and recipes to share along with time to chat and enjoy one another’s company.
Remember, our July program is member driven! Please bring a centerpiece you have created to decorate the picnic tables. Your centerpiece should have some connection to gardening, but can be flowers, vegetables, herbs, fruits, natives only, flowering shrub branches or anything else garden-related that your imagination conjures.
Please be prepared to tell the membership what inspired your creation and talk about some of the plants or garden items (and, perhaps, how you grow the plants used and the conditions needed for growing). Each participant will have about 4-5 minutes to share this information.
Prizes will be given to the top three favorite centerpieces as voted on by the membership. Remember, you may count the time it took to collect and assemble and discuss your creation as a MG volunteer hour.
Flower fun. MG volunteer hour. Possible prize. We know you will want to create a masterpiece to share with the GP Master Gardeners!
Meetings occur the 2nd Wednesday of the month February through December and feature a program followed by snacks and a business meeting. With a few exceptions, we meet at the Garfield Park Conservatory meeting area with entrance by the Children’s Garden. Exceptions include off-site field trips, typically in April and September. Also, our annual picnic is 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.