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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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]


June 2015 Dodge County Master Gardener Meeting Recap

2015 June DCMGV Meeting Recap 6/25/15 The June Master Gardener Meeting featured veterinarian Dr. Vicky Smith. Her practice is at Wyllow Pet Hospital in Beaver Dam. Dr. Smith’s topic was “Pets and the Garden.” In her PowerPoint presentation and accompanying handout, she focused on three areas: safety, environmental enrichment and coexistence of pets and plants. […]

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May 2015 Dodge County Master Gardener Meeting Recap

2015 May DCMGV Meeting Recap 5/28/15 The subject of the Dodge County Master Gardener Association program was Composting. Carol Shirk and Diane Hemling, both Master Gardeners and Master Composters, shared what they have learned about composting through their formal training and from their own experiences. Carol and Diane began their presentation with two pre-tests. One […]


Dodge County Master Gardeners Upcoming Projects

Dodge County Master Gardener volunteers provided 2394 hours of service to Dodge County in 2014. They are hard at work on a variety of projects for 2015. Please view the 2015 Master Gardener Projects list for upcoming activities/projects. This only covers the on going activities. Volunteers routinely work on single event projects as well.