Marathon County Horticulture Services:
Do you have a question on gardening, flowers, lawn, trees or insects? Call the Garden Line at 715-261-1237 or 1-800-234-1471. A trained Master Gardener Volunteer will return your call. This service is available from May through September every year. You can also send your question(s) to us via our Garden Clinic OnLine Request Form. Prefer to send your message via email? Contact the North Central Wisconsin Master Gardener Volunteers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to COVID-19 Prevention Measures, and to protect the health and well-being of the community, our guests,our volunteers and the UW Madison Extension Marathon County Educators and staff, the Garden Clinic, which typically opens mid May at the Extension office in Wausau, will be postponed until further notice. For your garden needs, please see the garden clinic online request form or other available options to contact our Master Gardener Volunteers.
A collection of Extension publications and videos for the home gardener.
North Central Wisconsin Master Gardener Volunteers
Learn how the NCWMG Volunteers are making impacts in Marathon County communities. At the end of 2019, 64 Master Gardener Volunteers reported 4,169 hours of volunteer service for an estimated value of $100,044 (Independent Sector). They also reported 1,760 hours of continuing education and reached an estimated 5,933 individuals with various outreach projects.
You can learn more about the history and current projects of the North Central Wisconsin Master Gardener Volunteers here.
In response to the COVID-19, horticulture programs have been created and held online. Courses include beginning vegetable gardening series, container vegetable gardening, raspberry cultivation and herbaceous ornamentals. Check here for upcoming programs.
You are invited to follow for updates to programming from the state and county Extension Horticulture programs.
The North Central Wisconsin Master Gardener Volunteer Facebook page is updated frequently with horticulture articles and news.
Marathon County Teaching Garden
Due to COVID-19, the Teaching Garden will not host horticulture programs this summer. We look forward to continuing beginner and advanced gardening techniques workshops in the future.
Gaining Ground Garden
UW-Extension Marathon County is collaborating with stakeholders to establish space for garden programs that work to reduce recidivism and help support individuals in addiction recovery.Our gardens are currently located on Grand Avenue and Thomas Street in Wausau.