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Master Gardener Program in Waushara County

The Master Gardener Program in Waushara County started in 2001. Over 165 people have been trained since that time, and there are currently 32 certified Master Gardener Volunteers (MGVs) for 2017. The UW-Extension Educator facilitating the MG Program is Agriculture Agent Ken Williams.

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The Master Gardener Program in Waushara County

The Master Gardener Program in Waushara County started in 2001. Over 165 people have been trained since that time, and there are currently 37 certified Master Gardener Volunteers (MGVs) for 2016. The UWEX Educator facilitating the MG Program is Agriculture Agent Ken Williams. Read more in this excerpt from the 2015 accomplishment report.

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Waushara County: Public Education

Master Gardener Associations all over the state do many great things.  Here is a highlight from the 2013 Annual Report: Many MGVs are hesitant to do any public speaking. In response to our challenge to members to do so as an important part of our mission in educating the public, 11 MGVs did 21 presentations and/or […]

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Greening Communities 2016

[from the 2016 accomplishment report] Nature is an important part of places that are livable and enhances the quality of life in cities and towns. Studies have shown that gardens, parks, natural areas, and trees can boost learning, increase personal productivity, lead to social interactions, and aid in recovery from stress and anxiety, as well […]

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Students at Webster Elementary in in Burnett County get their hands dirty with the supervision of Master Gardener Volunteers.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Gardeners 2016

[from the 2016 accomplishment report] One of the most common ways MGVs directly engage others in gardening is through youth programs that teach children about growing plants. Many MGVs participate in school programs to teach students about growing and using plants. In addition to these types of school programs, many MGVs work with students in […]

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Gardening with Diverse Audiences 2012

[from the 2012 accomplishment report] As the United States becomes increasingly diverse, educators are expanding beyond the traditional white, middle aged, middle class audience to implement programming that will include new and growing populations. There are numerous differences among individuals including level of education, socioeconomic background, ethnicity, and religion. Cooperative Extension has a non-discriminatory policy […]

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Partnering with Extension 2013

[from the 2013 accomplishment report] The Master Gardener (MG) Program was originally created to develop a volunteer staff to assist overwhelmed Extension agents in answering gardening questions. The program has since expanded to encompass many activities besides just answering questions at the Extension office — although this is still a component of many local MG […]

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Events in Central Wisconsin

Includes the counties of Adams, Green Lake, Juneau, Marathon, Marquette, Menominee, Portage, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara, and Wood. Want to add an event to the calendar? Go to the Event submission page. Only educational horticulture or gardening events will be included; the MG Program Office approves all submissions before they are added to the calendar.

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