Workshop: Incorporating Horticultural Therapy into Extension Programs

Are you a Master Gardener Volunteer looking for ways to better engage your audience in your gardening projects? Extension educators and volunteers have a long history of supporting garden-based education programs and projects for individuals and communities.  However, traditional program design and evaluation may not always deliver and capture the full extent of outcomes for […]

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Eau Claire County Area Master Gardeners Learn Skills to Better Engage Others in Gardens

On March 4, 2016, I presented as part of the Eau Claire County UW-Extension program to train Master Gardener Volunteers in gardening strategies to better engage individuals participating in our gardening programs.   18 individuals (17 Master Gardener Volunteers, 1 UWEX educator) participated in the day-long event.  During the program, participants successfully identified ways gardening […]

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Dodge County Master Gardeners

In 2014 Dodge County had 63 MGVs, with 34 certified for 2015. In 2014 we volunteered 64 hours in youth education 521 hours in community education 1,809 hours in support service and participated in 714 hours in continuing education DCMG meetings held January to October on the 4th Thursday at the Administration Building in Juneau, Wisconsin. These […]

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Best-Fit Hand Pruners

A set of hand held pruners should  be  in  every  gardener’s  tool  kit  but  selecting the right pair can be a challenge with an overwhelming selection available at most garden  centers  and  online. Hand  held  pruners  are designed for a variety of tasks in the garden. Some are large enough to cut small branches, while […]

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