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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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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 […]

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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: loislivens@aol.com Helpful Gardening Websites: Dodge County UW-Extension (UWEX) Office (920) 386-3790 http://dodge.uwex.edu/master-gardener/ http://wimastergardener.org/?q=Dodge Ask a […]

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October 2015 – Master Gardener Meeting Recap

The October Dodge County Master Gardener Association meeting featured Gretchen Meyer, manager of the University of Wisconsin – Field Station, located at the Cedarburg Bog in Ozaukee County. She is an ecologist who studies the interactions between insects and their host plants. Meyer’s presentation covered links between plants and insects that included pollination, herbivory, and […]

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September 2015 Master Gardener Meeting Recap

2015 September DCMGV Meeting Recap 9/24/15 The September Master Gardener meeting featured Dr. Patti Nagai, a horticultural educator for Racine County UW-Extension. She spoke on the topic, “Brighten Your Indoor Space with Living Plants.” In her presentation she spoke about the selection and care of houseplants – tropical foliage, flowering plants, citrus and herbs.   Plants […]

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August 2015 Dodge County Master Gardener Meeting Recap

2015 August DCMGV Meeting Recap 8/27/15 The August Master Gardener Meeting featured Donna VanBuecken, charter president of Wild Ones of Fox Valley and Outagamie County. She spoke on the topic of “Landscaping with Native Plants.” Native plants are those that grew before European settlements took place. Native plants have evolved over thousands of years and […]

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Zinnia – A Happy Little Face in the Garden

Perennials are plants that persist for multiple seasons. Generally the top part of the plant will die back in the fall or winter, but the root will remain and new plant growth will appear the following spring. Many gardeners prefer perennials since they do not have to be planted every year. Annuals on the other […]

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July 2015 Dodge County Master Gardener Meeting Recap

2015 July DCMGV Meeting Recap 7/23/15 The July program was a tour of the BrynTeg Farm by Gary and Caryl Watterson. The acreage of BrynTeg Farm has been in the same family since 1963. They use all-natural, time-tested growing processes: vegetables, herbs, and most fruits are grown free of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers and the […]

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