Gardening for Pollinators

Did you know that pollinators are responsible for 1 in 3 bites of food that we eat? Pollinator decline is a serious problem and habitat loss is one of the major causes. The good news is each of us has a role in mitigating pollinator decline. This program covers how to grow pollinator loving plants, […]

Spotted Lanternfly is Knocking at Your Door!

In recent news, spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula), an invasive insect species native to Asia, has been sighted in Illinois. Spotted Lanternfly is not a threat to humans but poses a significant threat to various plant species. Learn more about Spotted Lanternfly. To learn more and register for the class, go to

Growing Tomatoes (almost) Anywhere!

Not all tomatoes are created equal. Red Robin tomatoes are a dwarf tomato variety that can be grown in a six inch pot. Even if you have limited space (apartment dwellers!), you might be able to find a place to squeeze these mighty little tomatoes. Come join us and learn how to be successful with […]

Seed Saving

Seed saving is a practice that humans have been doing throughout their history. To learn more and register for the class, go to

No Mow May

“No Mow May” has become a catchy phrase in Wisconsin, encouraging homeowners to allow their lawns to grow during May. But does this practice actually support pollinators? Join us to learn about how an unmowed lawn impacts (or may impact) pollinators and how you can support pollinators all year long. We will share science-based resources […]


Have you looked with wonder at orchids, but decided they were too complicated to try at home? In this program, we will cover the conditions you need to provide to help your orchids thrive. We’ll learn about proper water and fertilizer management, light and temperature requirements, and how to coax them to flower again. This […]

Extension Central News Fall 2023

Check out the latest fall edition of Extension Central News. The mission is to be the primary sources of research based agricultural information and education for the agricultural community in Central Wisconsin. Extension Central News Fall 2023

Choosing Herbaceous Ornamentals

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

Don’t Waste Your Thyme! Composting 101

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. […]

Equipage – Peer to Peer Rental Site for Agriculturalists

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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