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Master Gardener Program in Dane County

The Master Gardener Program in Dane County started in 1981. Over 1,670 people have been trained since that time, and there are currently 171 certified Master Gardener Volunteers (MGVs) for 2019.

In 2018, Dane County Master Gardener Volunteers reported 13,100 hours of community service, worth a value of over $314,400.

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Dane Count Urban Gardening

Master Gardener Program in Dane County

The Master Gardener Program in Dane County started in 1981. Over 1,790 people have been trained since that time, and there are currently 185 certified Master Gardener Volunteers (MGVs) for 2018. The UW-Extension Educator facilitating the MG Program is Horticulture Educator Lisa Johnson.

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Master Gardener Program in Dane County

The Master Gardener Program in Dane County started in 1981. Over 1,752 people have been trained since that time, and there are currently 2043 certified Master Gardener Volunteers (MGVs) for 2017. The UW-Extension Educator facilitating the MG Program is Horticulture Educator Lisa Johnson.

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The Master Gardener Program in Dane County

The Master Gardener Program in Dane County started in 1981. Over 1,715 people have been trained since that time, and there are currently 217 certified Master Gardener Volunteers (MGVs) for 2016. The UWEX Educator facilitating the MG Program is Horticulture Educator Lisa Johnson. Read more in this excerpt from the 2015 accomplishment report.

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Madison Area (Dane County): Ask a Master Gardener

Master Gardener Associations all over the state do many great things.  Here is a highlight from the 2013 Annual Report: “Ask a Master Gardener”, started in 2012, features information tables at Farmer’s Markets in Madison and nearby areas to provide research-based gardening and horticultural support, educational resources, and information about the MG program to market goers […]

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