As the nightly temperatures turn cold, it is time to bring our plants inside for the season. The transition indoors can be very stressful on plants. In this program, we will cover considerations to help reduce the stress, including light, fertilizer, pests, and watering. For registration and more information, go to https://marathon.extension.wisc.edu/horticulture/programs/.
What does it mean to have an organic lawn? How does that compare with reduced risk turf management? Can you have a beautiful lawn and reduce the amount of inputs like fertilizers and pesticides? In this program we will cover specific strategies to improve your lawn’s health while reducing the risk to the environment. For […]
Ornamental plants add enjoyment and therapeutic benefits to our lives, but they require proper care to perform their best. In this class, you’ll learn about growing annuals for specific purposes, selecting perennials, and general perennial maintenance. For registration and more information go to https://marathon.extension.wisc.edu/horticulture/programs/.
Learn the best practices to effectively manage yard trimmings and other organic materials generated at your home. This class will be interactive in nature. We will cover the composting process, materials and methods, using the compost and other options for managing yard trimmings and food scraps. This event is in-person and will not be recorded. […]
June is National Pollinators Month. In this program we will learn how to garden for pollinators, including selecting plants and keeping them thriving throughout the growing season. Go to https://marathon.extension.wisc.edu/horticulture/programs/ for more information and registration.
Blueberries are a favorite summer treat, but can be challenging for home growers due to the low soil pH requirements. Growing blueberries in containers is an alternative option for the backyard grower. In this program, we will cover growing medium preparation, cultivar selection, fertilization, and overwintering containerized blueberry bushes. This event is in-person and will […]
Short on space, but still want to grow some fresh vegetables? In this program, we will cover selecting appropriate crops and varieties, container selection, soil, watering and fertilizing, as well as pest and disease management. This event is in-person and will not be recorded. More information on the Horticulture Programs page https://marathon.extension.wisc.edu/horticulture/programs/.
Have you thought about adding raspberries to your landscape? In this program we will cover everything raspberries- from plant selection, planting, maintenance, and pest control. This event is in-person and will not be recorded. More information on the Horticulture Programs page https://marathon.extension.wisc.edu/horticulture/programs/.
The first of its kind, Equipage is a posting site to provide equitable access to farm equipment and tools. It is often difficult for beginning, and even experienced, farmers to borrow, rent, or contract equipment they need in a timely and affordable manner. Equipage was created to facilitate those relationships. Functioning similar to Craigslist or Facebook […]
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