Dick Crum

Dick Crum

Dick Crum

Co-Host of the Home & Garden Show

Indianapolis gardening guru Dick Crum, or “Dr. Dirt”, shares his knowledge and wit on WIBC every Saturday from 9am to 1pm.

Dick was the longtime horticultural educator with the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service in Indianapolis who retired in 1997. But since then, he stayed busier than ever, dispensing more than 40 years of gardening knowledge to Indianapolis residents.

Dick, who grew up on a farm in Parke County, originally studied entomology (bug science) at Purdue and wanted to work in an orchard. But, when no job was available after he graduated, he took a job with the Extension office as a horticulturist and that set him on the path to become the city’s most famous and most loved source for gardening information.