2016 Upper Midwest Regional Master Gardener Conference

Several Dodge County Master Gardener Volunteers attended the 2016 Upper Midwest Regional Master Gardener Conference held at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells. The conference theme was “Helping Nature Thrive.” Attendees had the opportunity to learn, gather new ideas and improve leadership skills from educational sessions led by expert speakers. Those in attendance also had […]

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2016 March DCMGV Meeting Recap – 3-24-16

Noel Valdes presented a program about growing sweet potatoes at the March 24, 2016 Dodge County Master Gardener meeting. Sweet potatoes are actually morning glories!  They produce a beautiful bloom and all parts are edible and non-toxic including the leaves and stems.  Warm climate conditions are required for most sweet potatoes, but new varieties have been developed […]

Mark Krause and Tina Hopp

2016 February DCMGV Meeting Recap – 2/25/16

The February Master Gardener meeting featured Mark Krause, owner of Windy Drumlins, LLC Aquaponics, located one mile south of Horicon on Highway S. The major idea of the presentation is that we need to live off the land as much as possible. In the case of Mark Krause, he and his wife Fran live atop […]

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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 […]


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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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 […]


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 […]