Master Gardener meeting

2016 January DCMGV Meeting Recap

President, Carol Shirk welcomed everyone to the first 2016 Master Gardener Meeting. In addition to the many attendees, Mike Maddox, Master Gardener Program Director and Jeff Hoffman of the UW-Extension were present. Members were given a few reminders regarding dues, photo releases, accurately completing time sheets, completing and returning the Volunteer Behavior Expectations Form, and […]

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Chocolate for the Garden

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, many people turn to chocolate as the universally acceptable gift. Instead of going for the calorie laden type, consider trying something that will not add to the waistline. Give the gift of plants or seeds to make a “chocolate” garden. Some of the plants look like chocolate, but […]

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Nitrate Screening Available

Dodge County UW-Extension is offering nitrate screening beginning February 1st through 2016. Water samples must be submitted in a clean jar. The cost is $3 per sample.

Sweet Peppers in all colors

Sweet or Hot, Peppers are Popping

Since 1995, the International Herb Society has selected an “Herb of the Year”, basing their selection on three areas: culinary, medicinal, and decorative uses. In order to be selected, the herb must perform outstandingly in two of the three areas. The 2016 selection, peppers Capsicum ssp, meets the standard in all three. Peppers come in such […]


Dodge County Master Gardener Assn 2016 Scholarship Available

The Dodge County Master Gardener Association will award a scholarship totaling $1000 to a high school senior who is planning a career in some area of horticulture. Careers may include, but not limited to, teaching, plant pathology, agronomy, agricultural engineer, landscape contractor, landscape architect. The $1000 scholarship will be awarded in one lump sum to […]

Woodpeckers are one bird that can be successfully attracted to backyard landscapes

A Garden for the Birds

For some people, a garden is not a garden without a few feathered friends to sing to them and cheer their efforts. The nice thing about including birds in the habitat is that many stay the winter and add enjoyment to those bland days when gardening is unattainable. As urban areas expand, habitat is lost […]


Master Gardener – Level 1 Volunteer Training – Spring 2016

For veteran gardeners or novices. Participants are required to attend a mandatory orientation meeting on Jan. 19, 2016 at 6:00pm. This is a 13-week course on Tuesday evenings beginning Feb. 2, 2016 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Dodge County Administration Building in Juneau, WI. Cost – $150 (includes training and publications) Features a variety of University […]


Dodge County Master Gardener 2016 Plant Sale

Save the Date! Dodge County Master Gardener Plant Sale When:  Saturday, May 21, 2016  8:00 – 11:00 a.m. Where:  Dodge County Administration Building 127 E Oak St., Juneau WI 53039For More Information Contact: Lois Livens at phone: 920-344-2109 or email: Helpful Gardening Websites: Dodge County UW-Extension (UWEX) Office (920) 386-3790 Ask a […]