Master Gardener Associations all over the state do many great things. Here is a highlight from the 2013 Annual Report:
The UW-Platteville Office of Continuing Education’s annual Early Childhood Conference is a great opportunity for us to teach childcare providers important skills that they can implement in their own homes or centers. MGVs offered two different workshops. One was a make and take a 5-gallon bucket garden to plant with a tomato and pepper plant, and chives. The other was making a fairy garden container with plants and material that children could make on their own. The presentations focused on 2-5 year olds, but could be adapted to other ages. There were over 30 attendees in each workshop representing over 420 children. We provided a CD we developed which listed resource books, websites for additional resources, copies of our handouts, and PowerPoint file they could share.