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Sustainable home, neighborhood certification offered

Statement as issued Tuesday by Purdue Horticulture Extension in Fort Wayne:

Purdue Horticulture Extension – Allen County - with the assistance of Master Gardener volunteers and other experts – has developed a program where citizens and neighborhood associations can earn certification and special recognition and awards by using specific sustainable practices in their home gardens and landscapes. Learn more about this program by attending one of two Callout meetings at the Allen County Extension office on Sat, April 12, @ 10:00 AM, Or Sat. April 26 at 1:30 PM. Interested citizens can also email to request a packet of information about this program.

If you and your neighborhood are interested in making our environment better for future generations, and being recognized for your good work, contact Horticulture educator Ricky Kemery at 260-481-6435 or email him at

Call 260-481-6826 (option 3) for directions to the office-located on the IPFW campus.

Journey through gardening season with Rosa Salter Rodriguez (feature writer), Anne Gregory (Web editor and writer), Frank Noonan (copy editor) and Cathie Rowand (photographer)