COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Master Gardeners have planned their sixth annual Symposium for Feb. 16, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Indian Springs Middle School.

The event will feature several vendors and speakers with many learning opportunities for $35 per person, which includes a meal, snacks and handout materials.

The public is invited to attend the event, which is intended to increase knowledge of sound gardening practices, provide information on current gardening techniques, provide options to improve your landscape and suggest things to do to make gardening even more healthy.

The Symposium also counts as six educational hours for those in the Master Gardener program, but attendees need not be Master Gardeners to attend.

Speakers include Jason Becker, a certified horticulturist from Ligonier; Toby Green, a Columbia City resident; Chris Rice, a Loon Lake resident; John Woodmansee, Purdue Extension Educator in Whitley and Noble counties; Kim Jewell, Whitley County Master Gardener; Paul McAfee, a bird and plant photographer; and Darci Zolman, an environmental educator for over 30 years in Kosciusko County.

More information is available at the Whitley County Extension Office, 115 S. Line St., Columbia City, or (260) 244-7615.