Master Gardener Volunteers engage families a the Family Enrichment Center.

Master Gardener Program in Barron County

The Master Gardener Program in Barron County started in 1994. Over 205 people have been trained since that time, and there are currently 46 certified Master Gardener Volunteers (MGVs) for 2017. The UW-Extension Educator facilitating the MG Program is Ag/Hort/Natural Resources Agent Tim Jergenson.

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Swiss Chard

Many people aren’t familiar with the leafy vegetable Swiss chard. This easy-to-grow plant is the same species as beets, but is grown for the leaves and enlarged petioles instead of the root. It can be eaten raw or cooked and can be substituted for spinach in many recipes. Learn more about chard in this article…

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RHS Garden Wisley

Don’t have the time or budget to travel to London to see English Gardens? Take a (virtual) trip to one of the best gardens in the UK by visiting this article… 

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Entomophthora muscae

Have you ever noticed a dead fly hanging with outstretched wings from a flower stalk or glued to the window in your house? These insects likely succumbed to a fungus that only affects flies. This insect destroyer called Entomophthora muscae is actually fairly common, infecting several types of flies related to house flies. To learn more about this fungus, read this article… 

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Landscaping In Spite of Black Walnuts

Black walnut trees can have a dramatic, negative affect on certain plants. Black walnut trees, and a few other types of trees, produce a chemical called juglone that causes wilting, yellowing of leaves and sometimes the death of susceptible plants. To learn more about juglone toxicity and which plants are suceptible, read this article…

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