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.

Guidelines for GPMGA’s Virtual Meeting

You will find a link below to join GPMGA’s virtual meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13:  GPMGA’s first Zoom meeting.  Myrene Brown of Myrene’s Garden will be our virtual presenter.  Please see the article on Page 2 for details.

It is very easy to join virtually either via your home computer, Apple device or non-Apple device.  Just copy the link below into your search engine or click on the link provided in the Purdue University— Extension Office’s meeting notification.  Either way, Zoom will start up and, if you have never done a Zoom meeting previously, it will install a small amount of software on your device so that the next time it is much easier to join.  Then, when prompted to Open Zoom, do so and then enter the password.   You will join our meeting.

Information for Joining Zoom Meeting by Computer

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84607290541?pwd=ZGw2Z0NROGVTQnRpY2ZEN3NuN29wUT09

Meeting ID: 846 0729 0541

Password: 009687

You also may join by telephone.  You may dial +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) or you may find your local number at https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kuwkVaouP

You also may join by one tap mobile.  Enter +19292056099,,84607290541#,,1#,009687# US (New York)

Practice Session       

To see how to join a Zoom meeting if you have never done so before, the following link takes you to a quick video explaining how to join a Zoom meeting:  https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting.  Please enter the link in your search engine.

During the Zoom Meeting

Zoom allows for video display and audio, thus the meeting has been setup for both.  If you do not have video on your computer, tablet or phone OR do not want to be shown on video, that is OK.  You may be as comfortable as you like when joining our meeting.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a short business meeting.  This approach will allow people to join if running late. You will be able to talk to people and can even text Chat to the whole group or to a single person.

When Myrene begins her presentation, all members will be muted to allow Myrene to present and talk. The chat at this time will be limited to chat with the host only. If you have a question during the presentation, you will be able to ask our host, Kay Martin-Pence, and she will let Myrene know there is a question. This way, Myrene can address any questions as they come up. There also will be a Q&A session with Myrene at the end of the presentation.

After the presentation, the meeting will be opened up again to complete the remainder of the business meeting and to chat with each other.

If you have never used Zoom before, this is chance to try something new and see how the world is getting along with everyone staying home, but still being able to work together and talk to each other.  We hope that you will join us!

If you have questions about the zoom meeting, please contact Kay Martin-Pence at guitargirl929@gmail.com.

GPMGA Meetings and Locations


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.