Upcoming Programs

Multiply Your Joy with Fragrant Herbs

Ask any gardener and they will tell you gardening is good for the soul. We now have evidence that nurturing plants supports our wellbeing in ways like increasing memory and concentration and reducing stress. Plant propagation is the method of generating multiple plants from a parent plant.  In this program, we will cover plant propagation techniques using fragrant herbs and learn a bit about the therapeutic effects of gardening.

Thursday, July 22 at The Landing- Woodson YMCAFee: $5.00Contact The Landing to register for this program.

Learn about hosta diseases


Come learn about common diseases of hostas and their management with Brian Hudelson of the UW-Madison Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic. As director of the Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic, Brian Hudelson serves the state from his base on the UW–Madison campus. “My primary job is to identify plant diseases and provide my clients with diagnoses and information on disease control,” he says. His clients include agribusinesses, home gardeners and plant health consultants (for example, crop scouts and arborists).

Hudelson does his share of teaching—he’s a co-instructor in several plant pathology courses and teaches plant disease diagnostics to graduate students each summer—and “tons of outreach,” he says.  In 2019, Brian participated in 111 programs in 22 counties as well as producing fact sheets and appearing frequently on Larry Meiller’s “Garden Talk” on Wisconsin Public Radio. “I love the variety of what I get to do and that I’m always learning new things, even after 20+ years,” Hudelson says.

He will be sharing his knowledge of hosta diseases and how to best prevent and manage for them.

Presenter: Brian Hudelson, Director of the Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic

Thursday, July 22nd 6-7:30pm

Online via Zoom

Cost to attend this program is Free!

Register here! 


Foundations in Horticulture- Growing and Caring for Plants in Wisconsin

Foundations in Horticulture
Growing and Caring for Plants in Wisconsin

Foundations in Horticulture is an online course which teaches you researched based methods to grow your plants and manage pests. We introduce a decision making framework that focuses on understanding how plants best grow, why pests and problems happen, and how to do our best to keep plant problems from happening. We emphasize using your brain, common sense, and elbow grease rather than the spray bottle on the plants you grow inside and out. You really can have healthy plants and a healthy planet at the same time!

Whether you are a beginner or avid gardener, you and your plants will benefit from this.

Course Snapshot

What: Online, move at your own pace through 12+ modules with online videos, readings, activities, plus scheduled live webinars. You’ll hear from our Extension experts through our videos and Q&A with the Experts to learn decision making strategies and gardening resources. The course includes an electronic (PDF) copy of the Foundations in Horticulture training manual.

How: This is an online course that uses Canvas and Zoom.

When: Registration deadline is Friday, August 13 (11:59pm), 2021. The course begins on September 12 and the completion deadline is December 11. The course will remain open 4 weeks longer for those wishing to engage in materials past the December deadline.

Who: This is open to the general public. It is approved curriculum by the Wisconsin Master Gardener Program as the way to get your gardening education that is required for program enrollment.

Find more details at the Foundations of Horticulture web page.


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