Feb 25 Master Gardener Meeting – Learn about sustainable living and aquaponics

Dodge County Master Gardener Association will host Mark Krause, the owner of Windy Drumlins a family owned and operated farm and center for sustainability education located in Horicon, Wisconsin at their next meeting on Thursday, February 25th at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Dodge County Administration Building Auditorium at 127 East Oak Street in Juneau. The program is free and open to gardeners of all levels of experience and skill. Participants will also become familiar with the Master Gardener program and meet others with gardening interests.

Krause will present an overview of his new business, Windy Drumlins and how it all started. The focus will be a discussion of a relatively new agricultural technique – Aquaponics. A simple explanation of what aquaponics is, how it works, and some of its key characteristics as well as “seeing what matters” relative to activities that impact our environment. Integral to the presentation will be suggestions to each participant for a more “sustainable” lifestyle.

Mark and his wife Fran own Windy Drumlins and are natives of Wisconsin. He grew up in Wausau and graduated from the University of Wisconsin. He spent nearly 30 years in the food industry working for a number of companies including Nestle, ConAgra, and Anchor Food Products. After working with these companies, he consulted for a number of years focusing on process improvements. Today he spends his days developing a small 80 acre site just south of Horicon.

For more information about the Master Gardener program and upcoming educational opportunities, contact the Dodge County UW Extension office at 920-386-3790, visit the website at https://dodge.uwex.edu/master-gardener/ or connect with us on Facebook.

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