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 In-Person Meeting:  August 10

This month, the Garfield Park Master Gardeners will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10, at the Garfield Park Conservatory to hear René Walczak discuss Shrubs, Vinegars and More.

Did you know that a shrub also can be a beverage? Join us for our next meeting when René Walczak of BooYah! Shrubs will teach us about those acidulated beverages.

The typical shrub is defined as the addition of apple cider or other high acidity vinegar, made from the juice of fresh fruit or herbs, sweetened, and sometimes spiced. A proper shrub has a flavor that is both tart and sweet so it stimulates the appetite while quenching thirst.

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 either virtually or at the Garfield Park Conservatory(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.