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July 2014


July 22, 2014
What the Flax Told Us: The UWGB Flax Project 2011-2014
Green Bay Botanical Garden, Green Bay WI

Flax is a fun and easy plant to grow that is beautiful and useful in multiple ways when processed and handled correctly after harvest. If you're interested in a historically important plant that yields bast-fiber for linen, linseed oil, and flax-seed, this presentation will provide inspiration for your own garden and spark your imagination. Ancient processing tools, uses of flax and linen in textiles and art making and the history of medievel Viking flax production will be shared in this class from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. $18 ($9 member).  For more information or to register contact Green Bay Botanical Garden, 2600 Larsen Rd, Green Bay at (920) 490-9457 or see the GBBG website Classes, Tours & Workshops page.

July 22, 2014
Late Season Fruit Pests
Marinette, WI

The fruit are set and growing, but pest management has not been completed for the year. Learn about later season pest identification and management, concentrating on tree ruits, but showing key small fruit pests as well. At Harmony Demonstration Gardens from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Free. For more information contact the Marinette Co. UW-Extension office at (715) 732-7510.

July 23, 2014
All About Shrubs
Boerner Botanical Garden, Hales Corners, WI

Learn about shrubs with Matt Singer, Four Season Landsacpes, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. on a Garden Walk, rain or shine. $5. At Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners, WI. For more information contact Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens at (414) 525-5653 or see the BBG events calendar.

July 24, 2014
Hostas and Companion Plants
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI

Dane County UWEX Horticulture Educator Lisa Johnson will discuss some of the hottest new hostas on the market and companion plants that let them really shine. Learn how to use color, texture, and height to get the most out of your shade garden in this class from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Companion plants she will discuss include annuals, perennials, and small woody ornamental plants. $15 ($12 members). For more information contact Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704; phone (608) 246-4550.

July 26, 2014
Birds & The Bees
Burlington, WI

Long, hot summer days may keep you under an umbrella, but the excitement is amongst the plants. Birds, bees and other pollinators are in a flurry of activity this time of year and they will call any well-designed and tended garden home. Learn what plants, features and practices will make your landscape home for the birds and bees. From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.at Northwind Perennial Farm, 7047 Hospital Rd, Burlington, WI. Free. For more information see the Northwind Perennial Farm website or call (262) 248-8229.

July 28- August 1, 2014
Perenial Plant Symposium
Cincinnati, OH

The national symposium of the Perenial Plant Association. Includes specialty tours, professional tour, seminars, workshops, a trade show and networking opportunities. For more information or to register see the PPA Symposium website.

July 29, 2014
Wisconsin Turfgrass Summer Field day
Verona, WI

Learn about the latest turf management information from UW-Madison, including recovery from harsh winters, Japanese beetle life cycle, factors affecting weed control, general lawn care, sports and golf turf management. For more information or to register contact Audra Anderson at (608) 845-6536 or see the Wisconsin Turfgrass Association field day webpage.

July 30, 2014
Trial Garden and Plant Health Field Day
Boerner Botanical Garden, Hales Corners, WI

Keynote speakers include Melinda Myers, Kathy Zuzek, and Dr. Brian Hudelson. In addition to the indoor presentations, a variety of walks and stations in the gardens are conducted during the day. This technical seminar is a continuing education opportunity for professional horticulturists interested in current and emerging issues related to plant health, landscape design and plant selection. Seminars and walks from 8:30 a.m. to noon, and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. $55 by July 22 ($65 after). At Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners, WI. For more information contact Christa Thao at (262) 548-7775 or see the registration brochure.

July 30, 2014
Hydrangeas and Summer Flowering Shrubs Walk
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI

Hydrangeas, particularly the panicle types, are among the most showy and reliable flowering shrubs for northern climates and are a mainstay of the late summer garden. Join Olbrich Horticulturist Christian Harper from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on a lovely evening walk through Olbrich's extensive collection of hydrangeas and other later-blooming shrubs and learn how to utilize these beauties in your home landscape. $15 ($12 members). For more information contact Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704; phone (608) 246-4550.

July 31, 2014
Early Potatoes and In-season Management
Marinette, WI

Take the chance to experience some of the early potatoes, reveiw harvest procedures, and review mid-season management of both potatoes and sweet poratoes to maximize their yield potentail. At Harmony Demonstration Gardens from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Free. For more information contact the Marinette Co. UW-Extension office at (715) 732-7510.

July 31, 2014
Gardening for Pollinators
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI

Butterflies, bees, and many other pollinators provide critical ecosystem services by pollinating both food crops and wildflowers alike. Unfortunately, these creatures are threatened by a variety of human impacts. Frank Hassler from Good Oak Ecological Services will discuss what you can do to make your yard a haven for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and the many other "little things that run the world." If weather permits, we will take a stroll through Olbrich's outdoor gardens to see some of the plants highlighted in the presentation from 6;30 to 8;30 p.m. $15 ($12 members). For more information contact Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704; phone (608) 246-4550.


August 2014


August 2-4, 2014
2014 Farm to Table International Symposium
New Orleans, LA

This event offers practical knowledge for all those interested in the topics of sourcing, producing, and consuming foods locally. This year’s theme, “The Process,” examines the agricultural-culinary cycle at all levels and will feature its own organic urban farm research project. Topics will include the best practices for urban farming, bringing products to market, sourcing locally, sustainability and the latest with the imposing Food Safety Modernization Act. The Symposium occurs in tandem with the Louisiana Restaurant Association’s Annual Foodservice Expo in a city that has its own unique culinary culture. For more information see the Farm to Table website.

Aug 6, 2014
Ornamental Grasses
Boerner Botanical Garden, Hales Corners, WI

Learn about a variety of grasses with Heidi Hornung, Shady Lane Greenhouses, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. on a Garden Walk, rain or shine. $5. At Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners, WI. For more information contact Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens at (414) 525-5653 or see the BBG events calendar.

Aug 7-10, 2014
American Community Gardening Association 35th Anniversary Conference
Chicago, IL

Three plus days of learning and networking among the world’s leading experts in community gardening. Keynote speakers, 40 presenations and roundtables on a variety of subjects, regional breakouts, and optional preconference tour. For more information on the program, costs, etc. see the ACGA Conference website.

Aug 9, 2014
Water-Wise Garden
Burlington, WI

The Water-Wise Garden Lecture with Roy Diblik. From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.at Northwind Perennial Farm, 7047 Hospital Rd, Burlington, WI. Free. For more information see the Northwind Perennial Farm website or call (262) 248-8229.

August 12-14, 2014
Wisconsin Farm Technology Days
Portage Co., Wisconsin

This premier exposition (previously called Farm Progress Days) – the largest agricultural show in Wisconsin – is also one of the largest in the nation. The three-day outdoor event showcases the latest improvements in production agriculture, including many practical applications of recent research findings and technological developments. For more information see the WI Farm Technology Days website.

Aug 13, 2014
The Trial Garden in Bloom
Boerner Botanical Garden, Hales Corners, WI

Learn about plants in the trial garden with Milwaukee Co. Horticulturist Jessica Cloninger, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. on a Garden Walk, rain or shine. $5. At Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners, WI. For more information contact Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens at (414) 525-5653 or see the BBG events calendar.

Aug 13, 2014
Water Systems and Techniques in Permaculture
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI

Join Madison Area Permaculture Guild Founder Kate Heiber-Cobb from 6;30 to 8;30 p.m. and learn about the many techniques of water capturing, water directing and holding (earthworks), and how water works in a permaculture design. This presentation includes information about gabions, rain gardens, hugelkultur, swales and berms, cisterns, and other water catchment devices you can install in your landscape. These holding methodologies help our community deal with water issues and can be used for growing plants. $15 ($12 members). For more information contact Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704; phone (608) 246-4550.

Aug 15-24, 2014
Gardens of American History
Tour of East Coast gardens

Presented by Rotary Botanical Gardens (RBG), join RBG horticulturist Mark Dwyer on this 10-day tour that includes New York City, New York Botanical Gardens, High Line Garden, Chanticleer Gardens, Philadelphia, Brandywine Valley, Longwood Gardens, Ladew Topiary Gardens, Shenandoah Valley, Monticello, Colonial Williamsburg, Washington, D.C., United States Botanic Garden, Hillwood Estate & Gardens, and Dumbarton Oaks. For more information contact Leslie Kopke, Travel Scope Travel Agency, at (608) 756-3666 or download the information brochure.

Aug 16-17, 2014
Daylily PlantSale

Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI
The Wisconsin Daylily Society offers the largest daylily plant sale in the area, rain or shine!  Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Big tent at Olbrich Gardens, 3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison. For more information Rosemary Kleinheinz at (608) 221-1933 or download the information flyer.

Aug 16-17, 2014
Dahlia Show

Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI
Sponsored by the Badger State Dahlia Society from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704; phone (608) 246-4550. For more information call (608) 577-1924.

Aug 19, 2014
Harvesting Herbs and Tasting Too!
Marinette, WI

Let Deb Doubek, owner of Peterman  Brook Herb Farm, show you the best methods for harvesting the herbs in your garden. Then taste some examples of how to use the herbs once you have grown them. At Harmony Demonstration Gardens from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Free. For more information contact the Marinette Co. UW-Extension office at (715) 732-7510.

Aug 19, 2014
Fine Pruning the Landscape
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI

If you have ever wondered how and when to prune your trees and shrubs to ensure beautiful bloom, good shape, manageable size, and healthy plants, this is the class for you! Janet Macunovich, a professional gardener, author, and educator, will discuss how well and how long popular landscape plants hold up to pruning and simple, proven techniques for keeping plants within the bounds you set. Clip a branch from the plant you want to prune and bring it to class, so it can be included in the "how to" in this class from 6:30 to 8;30 p.m.  $38 ($30 members). For more information contact Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704; phone (608) 246-4550.

Aug 19, 2014
Twilight Garden Tour
Spooner ARS, Spooner, WI

The Teaching and Display Garden at the Spooner Agriculture Research Station, including the award-winning All American Selections (AAS) display garden, will be at their peak. There will be a number of exhibits and experts attending to answer questions starting at 4:00 p.m. At the Spooner Ag Research Station, 3/4 mile east of the intersection of 253-63 and 70 on Hwy. 70. For more information see the website or call (715) 635-3735.

Aug 20, 2014
Never Fail Perennials
Boerner Botanical Garden, Hales Corners, WI

Learn about reliable perennials with MATC Horticulture Instructor Laurie Weiss from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. on a Garden Walk, rain or shine. $5. At Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners, WI. For more information contact Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens at (414) 525-5653 or see the BBG events calendar.

Aug 21, 2014
Prairie Walk
Marinette, WI

Stroll the 17-acre prairie at Harmony Arboretum with local native plant enthusiasts to learn what constitutes a prairie and why people are creating or restorring them. At Harmony Demonstration Gardens from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Free. For more information call(715) 732-7780.

Aug 21, 2014
Vertical Vines in the Garden
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI

Vines are among the most wonderful plants gardeners have at their disposal. They are amazingly versatile, giving our landscapes a vertical component where trees and shrubs just won't do the job. They can provide dense screening, when called upon to do so, and elevate delightful flowers to eye level. Dane County UWEX Horticulture Educator Lisa Johnson will discuss the wonderful world of vertical vines in the home landscape and some outstanding perennial, annual, and woody ornamental vines for sun and shade in this class from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. $15 ($12 members). For more information contact Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704; phone (608) 246-4550.

Aug 23, 2014
Plants Don't Die, We Kill Them
Burlington, WI

Just what does hardiness mean? Gardeners have been ingrained into believing that Growth Zone is the end-all determination of how hardy a plant will be in their garden. Even if the zone is accurate for winter survival, there are other factors that may cause its' winter demise. Zone isn't an accurate indicator of whether plants will be short or long-lives, robust or weak, how they will compete with other plants, whether they will be fussy or care-free and how they will deal with individual site limitations. Find out the many other important factors that will determine healthy, long-lived plants and a happy gardener. From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.at Northwind Perennial Farm, 7047 Hospital Rd, Burlington, WI. Free. For more information see the Northwind Perennial Farm website or call (262) 248-8229.

Aug 23, 2014
Fall Plant Sale
Florence, WI

By the Glacial Gardeners MGA with a variety of perennials from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the pavilion at the Florence Community Center. For more information contact Kathy Bednarski, Florence Co. UW-Extention, at (715) 528-4480 ext. 113.

Aug 23-24, 2014
Wetland Plant Identification Workshop
Keweenaw Peninsula, MI

This workshop sponsored by the Gratiot Lake Conservancy in Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula will be led by botanist Janet Marr. Workshop activities will take place mostly out-of-doors. Visits will be made to local wetlands including swamp forests, shrub thickets, and more open community types such as marshes and fens.  Native wetland plant species, including more difficult groups (sedges, grasses, rushes, aster relatives), and selected non-native invasive wetland species will  be identified. Characteristics of selected plant families will be discussed, botanical terms will be defined, dichotomous keys will be used when appropriate, and wetland community types will be described. $80, includes a field notebook. For more information or to enroll see The GLC workshop page.

Aug 26, 2014
Creating and Maintaining a Gravel Garden Lecture & Walk
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI

If you want beautiful gardens, but don't have the time to commit to maintenance, nor want to see precious water and energy resources go into growing them, a gravel garden may be for you! Olbrich's horticulture staff has created a number of gravel gardens that can easily be incorporated into home landscapes. Don't confuse these gardens with traditional rock or alpine gardens that can look more rocky than green. Gravel gardens are as beautiful as any perennial bed or border and require less labor to grow. Olbrich's Director of Horticulture Jeff Epping will show you how Olbrich has replaced lawns and traditional perennial beds with these sustainable gardens and take you outdoors to see Olbrich's beautiful gravel gardens from 6:30 to 8;30 p.m. $16 ($13 members). For more information contact Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704; phone (608) 246-4550.

Aug 27, 2014
Meet the Succulents: Cactus & Sedum
Boerner Botanical Garden, Hales Corners, WI

Learn about these hardy plants with Margaret Dranzik, WI Cactus & Succulents Society, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. on a Garden Walk, rain or shine. $5. At Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners, WI. For more information contact Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens at (414) 525-5653 or see the BBG events calendar.

Aug 27, 2014
Potato Harvest
Marinette, WI

Taste testing of main crop potatoes, harvest and storage methodology, and late season management to get the most out of fall growing conditions will all be featured. At Harmony Demonstration Gardens from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Free. For more information contact the Marinette Co. UW-Extension office at (715) 732-7510.

Aug 27, 2014
Ornamental Grasses
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI

While standard turf grass requires significant time and input, ornamental grasses are durable, beautiful, and low-maintenance. There is a wide range of grasses and grass relatives that offer dynamic texture, color, and interest in the garden. Mark Dwyer of Rotary Gardens will help you examine a variety of ornamental grasses that are functional, combine well with neighboring plantings, and add aesthetic qualities to your landscape in this class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $15 ($12 members). For more information contact Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704; phone (608) 246-4550.

Aug 30, 2014
Landscape Design
Burlington, WI

Perhaps you have been to the Lurie Garden in Chicago, had lunch in the court yard at the Chicago Art Institute or wandered though the display gardens at Northwind Perennial Farm? Sam Carlson, landscape designer at Northwind, will show you how these gardens can be "scaled down" to fit residential borders and landscape beds.  From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.at Northwind Perennial Farm, 7047 Hospital Rd, Burlington, WI. Free. For more information see the Northwind Perennial Farm website or call (262) 248-8229.
 


September 2014


Sept 3, 2014
Providing for Wild Birds in Winter
Boerner Botanical Garden, Hales Corners, WI

Learn about what to grow for bird food with Belinda Abendschein, The Garden Mart, from 6:00 to 7:300 pm. on a Garden Walk, rain or shine. $5. At Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners, WI. For more information contact Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens at (414) 525-5653 or see the BBG events calendar.

Sept 3, 2014
Bulbs for Spring Color
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI

As our gardens begin to wane in early autumn and frost approaches, it is the best time to plant spring-blooming bulbs for the following year. There are many wonderful options for using fall-planted bulbs in the garden to provide exciting color throughout spring. Mark Dwyer of Rotary Botanical Gardens will discuss a wide range of potential selections for the home garden, along with how to successfully and effectively incorporate bulbs to create a progression of color from late March to late June. Proper selection, placement, planting methods, and other tips will be included as well in this class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $15 ($12 members). For more information contact Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704; phone (608) 246-4550.

Sept 6, 2014
MG Plant Sale
Marinette, WI

Fall is a great time to plant. Plants grown by Northern Lights MGVs will be for sale, with funds used for educational programming. At Harmony Demonstration Gardens from 9:00 a.m. to noon. For more information contact the Marinette Co. UW-Extension office at (715) 732-7510.

Sept 6, 2014
Fall Plant Sale
Weyauwega, WI

Sponsored by the Waupaca Co. MGVs from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Waupaca Co. Fairgrounds, with a wide variety of fall blooming plants, hosta and other perennials. The Yard MD, Rob Zimmer, will be on hand to answer questions on your lawn, plants and garden. He will also have two mini-workshops at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. For more information contact Sally Handrich.

Sept 8, 2014
Wisconsin's Aquatic Plants: Identification and Ecology
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI

Have you ever wondered about the 'underwater forests' that thrive in our lakes and rivers? Aquatic plants are incredibly beneficial to the overall health of our lakes and rivers, but are often incorrectly overlooked as 'weeds.' Michelle Nault from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, along with a number of other DNR staff and representatives from Onterra, LLC, will discuss basic aquatic plant ecology, identification of common aquatic plants, the benefits of aquatic plants, and what you can do to help limit the spread of non-native species. This class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. is a combination of presentation and hands-on examination of live plant specimens. $15 ($12 members). For more information contact Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704; phone (608) 246-4550.

Sept 9, 2014
Apple Fest
Marinette, WI

Apple harvest, preservation, and cooking tips will be discussed, as well as taste test different apple cultivars and numerous apple-incorporating recipes. At Harmony Demonstration Gardens from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Free. For more information contact the Marinette Co. UW-Extension office at (715) 732-7510.

Sept 8, 2014
Gardens of Stone
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI

Interested in stone landscape features? Join John J. Gishnock III, landscape architect and owner of Formecology, LLC, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. and explore the exciting world of stonework. He will help you learn how simple materials and layout choices can help your natural stone landscape features go beyond function to truly express the essence of the landscape. Through numerous examples, he will focus on the use of local landscape materials and cover the aspects of natural stonework, including the different functional, aesthetic, and emotional uses. $15 ($12 members). For more information contact Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704; phone (608) 246-4550.

Sept 10, 2014
Preparing the Garden for the Off-Season
Boerner Botanical Garden, Hales Corners, WI

Learn about fall garden tasks with Milwaukiee Co. Horticulturist Dave Wanninger from 6:00 to 7:300 pm. on a Garden Walk, rain or shine. $5. At Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners, WI. For more information contact Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens at (414) 525-5653 or see the BBG events calendar.

Sept 10, 2014
A Healthy Lawn for a Healthy Community
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI

Conventional lawn weed killers present risks for people, pets, and the environment. Understanding these risks may motivate one to learn more natural lawn care practices. Family Practice Physician Claire Gervais, MD, will discuss the specific risks of lawn care pesticides followed by Horticulturist Astrid Newenhouse, Ph.D., who will present natural and organic ways to maintain a lawn. She will discuss current research information on overseeding, soil health, compost, irrigation, and weed control. Drs. Gervais and Newenhouse will also share ideas on how to encourage our community to adopt healthier lawn care practices in this class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $15 ($12 members). For more information contact Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704; phone (608) 246-4550.

Sept 11, 2014
Edible Landscape Plants: From Garden to Kitchen
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI

Who says a garden can't be both beautiful and functional? Michael Jesiolowski, local horticulturist and Wisconsin Master Gardener who worked at the Morton Arboretum (IL) and the Bernheim Arboretum (KY), will discuss trees and shrubs that are not only aesthetically pleasing in the landscape, but will produce fruit that is delicious! He will cover proper cultural requirements for the plants, as well as how their fruits are most commonly used in this class from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. $15 ($12 members). For more information contact Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704; phone (608) 246-4550.

Sept 13-14, 2014
Fall MGA Plant Sale
Marshfield, WI

Sponsored by Wood County Master Gardeners with harvest items, perennials andfall decorations.  Held in conjunction with the Marshfield community's MapleFall Fest at Wildwood Zoo.  For more information, contact Barb Herreid at (715) 325-2075.

Sept 16, 2014
Forest Gardens
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI

Join Madison Area Permaculture Guild Founder Kate Heiber-Cobb from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.and learn how to create a 'forest garden' on your large or small property. Forest gardening is a low-maintenance, sustainable, plant-based food production and agroforestry system based on woodland ecosystems. It incorporates fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, vines, and perennial vegetables that have yields directly useful to humans. Making use of companion plantings, these plants can be intermixed to grow in a succession of layers to build a woodland habitat. Kate will discuss forest gardens and how you can develop one on your property using both native and temperate zone tolerant "exotics."  $15 ($12 members). For more information contact Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704; phone (608) 246-4550.

Sept 17, 2014
Wisconsin Wetlands - Ecology, Apreciation and Restoration
Gottfried Prairie & Arboretum, Fond du Lac, WI

Learn about wetland ecology and discover some our of wetland gems that are located in the state with wetland ecologist Alice Thompson. Alice will discuss wetland restoration in southeast Wisconsin and the challenges we face in the midst of invasive species, climate change, hydrology shifts and species loss. Starting at 7:00 p.m. in Room UC114 University Center, UW-Fond Du Lac. For more information contact Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum, 400 University Dr, Fond du Lac, WI at (920) 313-0190 see the GP&A website.

Sept 20, 2014
Panicum 'Northwind'
Burlington, WI

Learn about the 2014 Perennial Plant of the year, Panicum 'Northwind', and other late-summer grasses that are in their prime during the fall season. Roy Diblik, co-owner of Northwind will be presenting.  From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.at Northwind Perennial Farm, 7047 Hospital Rd, Burlington, WI. Free. For more information see the Northwind Perennial Farm website or call (262) 248-8229.

Sept 21, 2014
Native by Design: Gardening for a Sustainable Future
UW-Madison Arboretum, Madison, WI

This native gardening conference from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. offers workshops in three breaout sessions, take-home tips, and keynote address by Doug Tallamy to help you become a successful native plant gardener. $60 ($54 members). At the UW-Madison Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Highway, Madison, WI. For more information or to register call (608) 263-7888 or see the Conference webpage.

Sept 23, 2014
Putting Your Garden to Bed
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI

Make your garden a success by properly overwintering your perennials. Join Olbrich Horticulturists Samantha Peckham and Tony Gomez from 5:30 to 7;00 p.m. to learn what needs to be pruned, cut low, mulched, rodent-proofed, and much more. Protect your plant investment and maximize the beauty of your perennials. This class takes place outdoors as a garden walk. Dress for the weather. $15 ($12 members). For more information contact Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704; phone (608) 246-4550.

Sept 23, 2014
Late Potato & Sweet Potato Harvest
Marinette, WI

Enjoy both late season potato cultivars and the differen types of sweet potatoes that can be grown in our envrionment. Proper harvest and care to be able to store these nutritious vegetable for maxium long-term enjoyment will also be demonstrated. At Harmony Demonstration Gardens from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Free. For more information contact the Marinette Co. UW-Extension office at (715) 732-7510.

Sept 25-27, 2014
2014 Korea Master Gardener International Conference
Suwon, South Korea

The conference will be hosted by the GyeongGi-Do Agricultural Research and Extension Service, Republic of Korea (South Korea), which is near the city of Suwon, South Korea.   The conference hopes to include delegates from the United States, Germany, Japan and Korea. Participants will arrive in South Korea via the Incheon International Airport and arrange transport by public motor coach to the host hotel, Dongtan Ramada. The drivers of the motor coach speak English and the route terminates at the Dongtan Ramada, making this an easy way to transport from the airport to the hotel, the current fair is ~$15 US each way.  A map of the airport showing where to connect to the bus will be provided.  Room rate for the hotel will be $120 (single or double) including western-style breakfast for one room guest (in the case of double occupancy, the 2nd guest will need to purchase breakfast).  The hotel is close to shopping and a park with walking trails and natural attractions. Current plans call for the main conference to convene on September 25th with workshops and symposia occurring on September 25-27.  On September 28 there will be several local tours including a  local arboretum (Mulhyanggi Arboretum), the Korean Folk Village, and the Suwon Fortress. Registration cost of the main conference will be ~$250 US which will include several meals. Post conference tours are still being finalized but may include an optional 3 day/2 night tour to Jeju Island, South Korea, including a one-day symposium hosted by the Jeju Master Gardeners and a Jeju Island tour.  A web site from South Korea should be available with all details and registration information by early March. If you have questions, contact Rick Durham, University of Kentucky.


October 2014


Oct 1, 2014
Maximizing the Winter Landscape
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI

Our gardens don't have to be bleak and dreary during the winter months! The value of colorful evergreens, ornamental grasses, showy bark, and colorful fruits can't be understated in the winter garden. Proper selection and placement of plants with winter interest will help extend the season. Mark Dwyer of Rotary Botanical Gardens will discuss how to include appropriate plants and other elements in your garden to maximize the appearance and impact of the winter landscape in this class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  $15 ($12 members). For more information contact Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704; phone (608) 246-4550.

Oct 2, 2014
All About Plant Guilds in Permaculture
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI

Learn about 'plant guilds' from Madison Area Permaculture Guild Founder Kate Heiber-Cobb. She will discuss a wide variety of plants, including nitrogen fixers, nutrient accumulators, aerating plants, mulching plants, and insectary plants, along with how they work together to support specific trees, build soil, and hold water in this class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  $15 ($12 members). For more information contact Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704; phone (608) 246-4550.

Oct 7, 2014
Restoring Your Woodland to Health
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI

Would you like to restore your woodland so it can be home to birds, butterflies, bees, and wildflowers instead of buckthorn, garlic mustard, and mosquitoes? Frank Hassler from Good Oak Ecological Services will discuss the steps necessary to restore various types of sites, from wooded gardens to multi-acre tracts, to stable and healthy natural communities in this class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  $15 ($12 members). For more information contact Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704; phone (608) 246-4550.

Oct 8-10, 2014
EMG National Coordinator's Conference
New Brunswick, NJ

This conference hosted by Rutgers Univeristy is open to all State and County Coordinators for the Master Gardener program and in the past, has been a great learning and networking opportunity. More details to come. For more information contact Pam Bennett.

Oct 9, 2014
Underulitized Woody Plants for Wisconsin Landscapes: Part II
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI

Expand the palette of plants you use to color your landscape. Learn about trees and shrubs that will thrive in Wisconsin, yet have not been used to their fullest potential. Michael Jesiolowski, local horticulturist and Wisconsin Master Gardener who worked at the Morton Arboretum (IL) and the Bernheim Arboretum (KY), will also discuss cultivars of common woody plants that offer unique color, fruit, bark, and form. This class from 6;30 to 8:00 p.m. will dig deeper and detail a completely new set of plants that were not discussed in the March 2014 class. $15 ($12 members). For more information contact Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704; phone (608) 246-4550.

Oct 11, 2014
Fall Fruit Management
Marinette, WI

The activites we do now can very positively impact the quality and quantity of next year's fruit crops. We'll review and demonstrate the various steps to get berries, tree fruits and vine crops ready for 2015. At Harmony Demonstration Gardens from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Free. For more information contact the Marinette Co. UW-Extension office at (715) 732-7510.

Oct 12-18, 2014
Taste of Tuscany
Tour to Italy

Visit magnificent gardens in the Orcia Valley and Chianti, and learn about some of the crops of the region - including olives and grapes - while enjoying true Tuscan cuisine with the opportunity to sample the best Tuscan wines. Lodge in authentic 18th century Tuscan villas that are located on working farms. $2,995 plus international airfare. Optional three day extension to Cinque Terre for $750.  For more details contact Mary Kroening at (573) 881-6316 or see the Hidden Treasures Tours website.

Oct 16-18, 2014
New Pathways: The Role of the Japanese Garden for Society and Self
Chicago, IL

2nd biennial conference of the North American Japanese Garden Association at the Chicago Botanic Garden. For more information see the NAJGA website.

Oct 18, 2014
Seed Collection Workshop
Gottfried Prairie & Arboretum, Fond du Lac, WI

The workshop from 9:00 a.m. to noon will begin with a discussion on seeds, including when and how to collect them from your favorite native plants. Participants will walk through the prairie and learn how to identify wildflowers and grasses in the seed stage. They will collect and clean the seed heads while learning how to store and propagate the seed for growing plants.. For more information contact Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum, 400 University Dr, Fond du Lac, WI at (920) 313-0190 see the GP&A website.

Oct 18, 2014
Fall Seminar
Marshfield, WI

Sponsored by Wood County Master Gardeners from 8:30 am to noon at UW-Marshfield,Room 131.  Speakers include Mariette Nowak - "Top 50 Plants for Birds in Wisconsin" and Rachel Mallinger - "Native Pollinators".  $10 fee will be collected at the door, but call the Wood Co. UW-Extension office at (715) 421-8440 to register.

Oct 21, 2014
Garden Design for Plantaholics
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI

When you drive by a plant nursery do you find it impossible not to go inside? And then, do you find it utterly impossible not to buy a plant or two, or maybe even ten? Do you wonder how you are going to squeeze all your fabulous plants into the garden of your dreams? Join Olbrich Horticulturist Samantha Peckham from 6;30 to 8:00 p.m. for a candid discussion about how you can remodel your garden into a beautiful, functional space that will reflect your personality while showcasing ALL of your treasured plants. $15 ($12 members). For more information contact Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704; phone (608) 246-4550.

Oct 22, 2014
Great Plants for the Autumn Garden Walk
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI

See Olbrich's outdoor gardens in full autumn splendor and learn how you can get the same fabulous results in your home gardens. Trees, shrubs, vines, ornamental grasses, and other perennials can all contribute to a fantastic fall display in large and small gardens alike. Olbrich's Director of Horticulture Jeff Epping will highlight impressive autumn plants, share information about selecting the best plants for the fall season, and give tips to begin incorporating them in your landscape designs on this walk from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. $15 ($12 members). For more information contact Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704; phone (608) 246-4550.

Oct 23, 2014
Inspirations from European Gardens: The 2012 Chelsea Flower Show, Floriade & More
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI

Join Director of Horticulture Jeff Epping from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. for an inspirational look into the spring gardens of the Netherlands, Paris, and London. Jeff led an Olbrich-sponsored garden tour to public and private gardens, as well as to the internationally famous Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower Show and the Netherlands Floriade, held only once each decade. He will show you the latest trends in European gardening and an in-depth look at fabulous plants and innovative garden designs that you can incorporate into your home garden. Whether your design ideals lean toward traditional, contemporary or naturalistic, this presentation will have some exciting and inspirational new ideas for you. $15 ($12 members). For more information contact Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704; phone (608) 246-4550.


November 2014


Nov 5, 2014
Decorative Winter Container Workshop
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI

The growing season isn't the only time for decorative pots in the garden. With the right selection of fall fruit, dried plants, and evergreens, you can enjoy your arrangement during the holiday season and all through the winter months. Join Olbrich's Director of Horticulture Jeff Epping and Horticulturist Samara Eisner from 6;30 to 8:30 p.m. to create one unique and beautiful decorative winter container using plant materials from Olbrich's gardens to take home. All plant materials, outdoor display container, and supplies provided. $73 ($59 members). For more information contact Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704; phone (608) 246-4550.

Nov 6, 2014
Holiday Bulbs Workshop
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI

Learn how to brighten your home for the winter holidays with two easy-to-force bulbs - colorful amaryllis and fragrant paperwhites. Working with Olbrich Horticulturist Christian Harper, you will plant and take home two containers guaranteed to bloom in the following month - plus tips on how to plant more. They're great for the holidays and this workshop from 6;30 to 8;30 p.m. will show you how fun and easy they are to grow. $55 ($44 members). For more information contact Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704; phone (608) 246-4550.

Nov 6, 2014
Permaculture Systems Designed Gardens
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI

Join Madison Area Permaculture Guild Founder Kate Heiber-Cobb from 6;30 to 8:30 p.m and discover the basics of permaculture systems design and how to apply it in your landscape. She will discuss observation skills, waste to food/medicine production, pollinator habitat, and much more. This class will help you develop a sustainable and self-sufficient ecosystem in your yard. A complete list of resources available to help you will be provided, and books will be available for you to browse during the class. Bring drawing/sketch paper and pencil for working on your property's vision/plan with guidance from the instructor. $15 ($12 members). For more information contact Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704; phone (608) 246-4550.

Nov 6-9, 2014
2014 Growing Power National-International Urban & Small Farm Conference
Milwaukee, WI

An intensive conference that covers urban farming from top to bottom: aquaculture, composting and vermicomposting, planning strategies, education, youth programming, fund raising, food policy, food justice and much more! For more information see the Growing Power website.

Nov 15, 2014
Behind-the-Scenes Greenhouse Holiday Tour
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI

What would be more festive than a guided tour and stroll through the warm and green paradise of Olbrich's greenhouses full of exotic tropical plants, beautiful orchids, and hundreds of poinsettias? Join Conservatory Plant and Wildlife Assistant Cindy Cary for an informative behind-the-scenes visit to the greenhouses from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. $15 ($12 members). For more information contact Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704; phone (608) 246-4550.

Nov 22, 2014
Growing "Super Fruits" in Wisconsin
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI

Have you been tempted by miraculous claims about exotic fruits and berries? You may wonder what is it about these fruits that lifts them out of the ranks of the ordinary into exalted superfruit status. In recent years, modern science has found a wide variety of plant nutrients in select plants. Those deemed "super" by nutrition scientists are packed with antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. What's even more amazing is that you can grow many of these plants in your yard! Join fruit afficionado John Holzwart from 1:00 to 3:0 p.m. and learn about superfruits like aronia, elderberry, sea buckthorn, cornelian-cherry dogwood, and how to grow them in Wisconsin. $19 ($15 members). For more information contact Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704; phone (608) 246-4550.

Nov 28 - Dec 30, 2014
15th Annual WPS Garden of Lights
Green Bay Botanical Garden
, Green Bay, WI

A holiday favorite featuring over 200,000 lights crafted in flowers, butterflies, and other botanical themes. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., plus selected additional days from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Various admission rates. For more information, contact the Green Bay Botanical Garden, 2600 Larsen Road, P.O. Box 12644, Green Bay, WI 54307-2644 at (920) 491-3691 ext 103.


December 2014


Dec 3, 2014
Evergreen Holiday Wreaths with Natural Materials Workshop
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI

Wouldn't you like to be able to enjoy native plants indoors as much as the birds and insects do in your garden? Many native plants are long-lasting and beautiful in fresh summer bouquets, and they can be dried for winter arrangements. Mariette Nowak, author of Birdscaping in the Midwest, will discuss some of the best native plants to include in your landscape for cut flowers and foliage, including everything you need to create beautiful indoor arrangements. A variety of native plant bouquets will be illustrated as inspiration in this class from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.. $15 ($12 members). For more information contact Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704; phone (608) 246-4550.

Dec 6, 2014
Basic Flower Arranging with Native Plants and How to Grow Them
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI

Evergreen holiday wreaths smell wonderful and add charm to your winter decorating scheme. Join Olbrich Horticulturists Samantha Peckham and Samara Eisner tfrom 6;30 to 8;30 p.m. o learn how to decorate your own unique wreath with natural materials from Olbrich's gardens. Fresh evergreen wreath, plant materials, and other supplies provided to make one holiday wreath. $71 ($57 members). For more information contact Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704; phone (608) 246-4550.

Dec 7-31, 2014
Olbrich's Holiday Express - Flower and Model Train Show
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI

Twinkling lights, festive poinsettias, tiny landscapes, and large-scale model trains: all aboard for Olbrich’s Holiday Express! Trains travel through miniature evergreen forests and colorful poinsettias as they make their way through a detailed landscape made of natural materials by Olbrich's horticulture staff. Daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except Dec 24 (closes at 2pm) and closed Dec 25. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for children ages 3 – 12 (OBS members free) and includes admission to the tropical Bolz Conservatory. Admission is free each Wednesday 10 a.m. to noon. For more information contact Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704; phone (608) 246-4550.

Dec 12-28, 2014
Holiday Light Show
Rotary Botanical Gardens, Janesville, WI

Experience over 200,000 seasonal lights and numerous displays on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Inside the Parker Education Center, you will find the Wisconsin Garden Railway model trains weaving their way through a variety of holiday scenes, Rock Valley Quilter’s quilt display, nightly entertainment, refreshments and more.For more information see the Rotary Gardens website.

Dec 17, 2014
Rain Gardens...A Good Fit for Your Yard
Gottfried Prairie & Arboretum, Fond du Lac, WI

Learn to identify sources of rainwater runoff from your yard that could instead be managed as part of your landscape. See how modifying existing flower beds or creating new ones can catch diverted rainwater, filter out its pollutants, and then return it naturally to the watershed where you live. With instructor Sharon Morrisey, Milwaukee Co. UW-Extension Horticulture Educator starting at 7:00 p.m. in Room UC114 University Center, UW-Fond Du Lac. For more information contact Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum, 400 University Dr, Fond du Lac, WI at (920) 313-0190 see the GP&A website.


January 2015


Jan , 2015
Northern Green WExpo
Minneapolis, MN

This trade show offers many horticulture-related vendors and educational programs. For more information see the Northern Green Expo website.

Jan 16-18, 2015
Mid-Am Horticultural Trade Show
Chicago, IL

The largest horticultural show in the Midwest, with nearly 600 vendors, numerous educational programs, inspiring landscape displays, and more. At Lakeside Center at McCormick Place. For more information visit Mid-Am's website.

Jan 29 - Feb 7, 2015
MG Educational Tour
Costa Rica, Central America

Join MG Program Coordinator Susan Mahr on this education 10 day trip that will focus on plants, nature and tropical ecosystems in one of the most biologically diverse areas of the world. Even though this tour has been designed with MGVs in mind (providing numerous educational opportunities that will count as continuing education) it is entirely appropriate for anyone with an interest in these topics. $2995 + airfare. For more information about traveling to Costa Rica contact Susan Mahr at (608) 265-4504. For more inforamtion or to register, contact Mary Kroening, Hidden Treasures Tours, at (573) 881-6316 or download the registration brochure.

Jan 31 - Feb  1, 2015
Orchid Quest 2015
Madison, WI

This annual mid-winter show and sale of the Madison Orchid Growers Guild will be from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday in the Exhibition Hall of the Alliant Energy Center. Educational seminars each day and many vendors. $7 one day entry/$10 two day pass. For more information see the orchid guild website or call (608) 231-3163.


Feb 2015


Feb 6-8, 2015
WPT's Garden Expo
Madison, WI

Sponsored by Wisconsin Public Television, Friends of WHA-TV, and the UW-Extension Horticulture Team, this event draws nearly 16,000 people to view 400 booths, provided by numerous exhibitors over 100,000 square-feet. Certfied MGVs will assist UW-Extension Specialists and Agents in answering questions in the UW-Extension booth. Numerous educational seminars, demonstrations, and workshops are offered on a variety of horticultural topics. Hours are Fri 4:00-9:00, Sat 8:00-6:00, and Sun 10:00-4:00. In the Exhibition Hall, Alliant Energy Center. An admission fee is charged to this fundraiser to support WI Public TV programming. For more information visit WPT's Garden Expo website.

Feb 15, 2015
Green up Your Winter Blues
Port Washington, WI

Gardening seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. sponsored by the Port Washington Garden Club (PWGC) with demonstrations and hands-on workshops for both indoor and outdoor gardening. Held at the historic Ozaukee County Courthouse. For more information contact the Port Washington Garden Club, PO Box 492, Port Washington, WI  53074 or see the PWGC website.

Feb 18, 2014
So What's the Trouble With Worms?
Gottfried Prairie & Arboretum, Fond du Lac, WI

Wisconsin's native earthworms were destroyed during our last ice age, and the forests of Wisconsin as we know them evolved without earthworms. The glacier scoured the land down to bedrock, forcing all life forms to move south and earthworms did not repopulate. Learn how with the introduction of nightcrawlers and other earthworms, the disturbed soil is causing a decrease in the diversity of plant and animal relationships.  With instructor Bernadette Williams, an Invasive Species Conservation Biologist in Forest Health for the WDNR, starting at 7:00 p.m. in Room UC114 University Center, UW-Fond Du Lac. For more information contact Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum, 400 University Dr, Fond du Lac, WI at (920) 313-0190 see the GP&A website.


March 2015


March 18, 2014
Why Few Prairie and Savannah Plantings Match the Diversity of our State Natural Areas
Gottfried Prairie & Arboretum, Fond du Lac, WI

In spite of over 60 years of prairie and savanna restoration in Wisconsin, few plantings match the composition and diversity of native remnant prairies or State Natural Areas. A 30 year analysis of seed mix design, several restoration projects, WDNR seed purchases, nursery data, and costs show that economic and social factors are the some of the primary reasons why our plantings fall short of our expectations. With instructor Scott Weber, starting at 7:00 p.m. in Room UC114 University Center, UW-Fond Du Lac. For more information contact Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum, 400 University Dr, Fond du Lac, WI at (920) 313-0190 see the GP&A website.


May 2015


May 13-21, 2015
Arkansas Master Gardener Study Tour of France
Tour to France

The Arkansas MG Program is hosting A Taste of France - River Cruise beginning and ending in Paris, with optional pre or post tour nights in Paris.  They will travel on the river and be in a different port each day with all tours included in the price. For more information contact Arkansas MG Program Coordinator Janet Carlson or download the Cruise Itinerary. To register contact Michelle Breining, Learncation Travel Agency, at (253) 576-8965 or print the registration form to mail in.


July 2015


TBA, 2015
Days and Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Adalucia, Spain

Join Hidden Treasures Tours on this 9 day tour exploring the botanical gardens, formal and private gardens in one of the most intriguing regions of Spain, Andalucía.  The orchards, farms and formal gardens of this region were created by the Moors during their eight centuries dominion in the middle ages and rank as one of their great legacies to medieval Christian Spain.  Here they shaped a culture of plants, used for both food and medicine, which left a legacy which was later transmitted across Europe and which to this day features prominently in the distinctive character and landscape of southern Spain. Visit public and private gardens in the cities of Málaga, Granada, Córdoba and Sevilla  and attend one of the main open-air concerts at the Granada International Festival of Music and Dance, held in the palaces and gardens of the Alhambra. For more information contact Mary Kroening, Hidden Treasures Tours, at (573) 881-6316.

July 25-27, 2015
Wisconsin Farm Technology Days
Sun Prairie (Dane Co.), Wisconsin

This premier exposition (previously called Farm Progress Days) – the largest agricultural show in Wisconsin – is also one of the largest in the nation. The three-day outdoor event showcases the latest improvements in production agriculture, including many practical applications of recent research findings and technological developments. For more information see the WI Farm Technology Days website.

July 27- August 1, 2014
Perenial Plant Symposium
Baltimore, MD

The national symposium of the Perenial Plant Association. Includes specialty tours, professional tour, seminars, workshops, a trade show and networking opportunities. For more information or to register see the PPA Symposium website.

July 31-August 1, 2015
2015 WIMGA Annual Conference
La Crosse, WI

Hosted by the Bluff Country MGA at the La Crosse Center. The theme will be Life is Gardening - Learn from the Past - Plant for the Future. Several off-site horticulture tours are planned during the lunch hour. For more information see the Conference Facebook Site or contact Marilyn Rebarchek.


September 2015


Sept 22-25, 2015
International Master Gardener Conference
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Cultural Horizons in the Heartland, hosted by the Iowa and Nebraska MG Programs. For more information see the 2015 IMGC Facebook page.


2016 and Beyond


Sept 14-17,  2016
Midwest Regional MG Conference
Wisconsin Dells, WI

More details coming soon...

2017
International Master Gardener Conference
Portland, Oregon


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