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Changes to Wisconsin Master Gardener Program

The Master Gardener Program is undergoing updates. Please see the following communications which have been emailed to Master Gardeners. December 2021 Volunteer Vibe December 2021 November 2021 Include video October 2021  

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Halt to Master Gardener Program volunteer activities

Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak and guidelines from Wisconsin Department of Health Services, UW-Madison, and federal agencies:

All Master Gardener Program related volunteer projects are suspended including, but not limited to, face to face meetings, bus trips, and plant sales for April and May. This will continue into the foreseeable future until further notice.

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Canvas, Our Online Classroom

All of our online learning is now in our online classroom, Canvas. Use your UW-Madison net ID to log into Canvas. This netID is a special, UW-Madison issued username. You must use your NetID username plus a password to get into Canvas. It is different than your Online Reporting System (ORS) username and password. Individuals […]

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Going Up the Wall

In March, I wrote about gardening to stimulate the senses. In that article I mentioned using vertical gardening techniques so I can better smell my herbs. That small blurb inspired me to do more vertical gardening this year. Vertical gardening, in my yard, creates another way to interact with my plants. It also creates challenges […]

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Why Use Tested Recipes?

Some of our favorite childhood memories may be of home-preserved foods: delicious dill pickles, spicy salsa, and sweet jams and jellies.  And many of us enjoy sharing these favorite items with family and friends. But how do we know that these family favorites are safe and of good quality to share?

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Master Gardener Program in Ozaukee County 2019

At the end of 2019, 97 Master Gardener Volunteers reported 6,625 hours of volunteer service for an estimated value of $159,003 (Independent Sector).  They also reported 1,709 hours of continuing education and reached an estimated 10,770 individuals with various outreach projects

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Master Gardener Program in Manitowoc County 2019

At the end of 2019, 23 Master Gardener Volunteers reported 3,091 hours of volunteer service for an estimated value of $74,175 (Independent Sector).  They also reported 1,687 hours of continuing education and reached an estimated 2,496 individuals with various outreach projects.

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Master Gardener Program in Iron County 2019

At the end of 2019, 18 Master Gardener Volunteers reported 804 hours of volunteer service for an estimated value of $19,289 (Independent Sector).  They also reported 380 hours of continuing education and reached an estimated 976 individuals with various outreach projects.

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Master Gardener Program in Lafayette County 2019

At the end of 2019, 4 Master Gardener Volunteers reported 231 hours of volunteer service for an estimated value of $5,538 (Independent Sector).  They also reported 50 hours of continuing education and reached an estimated 218 individuals with various outreach projects.

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