Spring Garden Seminar
March 14, 2020 | 8 a.m.-Noon
UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield-Rm 131
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Registration Fee

  • $18 per person (includes refreshments)
 

Date


Saturday, March 14, 2020 / 8 a.m.-noon 

Location


UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield campus-Room 131 

Details


Learn about the importance of soil organisms, ways to improve our soil habitats, and how healthy soils can promote plant, human and environmental health. 

Keynote Presentation: Soil Health - It's More Than Just Dirt

Presented by Jamie Patton, Senior Outreach Specialist, Northeast Wisconsin Nutrient and Pest Management Program


Mid-Morning Mini Lectures (attend two)
  • Pruning Basics: The Why, When, and How To
  • Planting Natives
  • Composting
  • Incorporating Food Into Your Landscape

Agenda

​8 a.m.
Registration and networking with complimentary refreshments
​8:30 a.m.
​SOIL HEALTH - IT'S MORE THAN JUST DIRT
Presented by Jamie Patton, Senior Outreach Specialist, Northeast Wisconsin Nutrient and Pest Management Program

Long gone are the days of calling soils “dirt”. We now know soils are complex ecosystems, home to trillions of diverse soil organisms, each playing an important role in soil biological, chemical, and physical functions. In this session, we will learn about the importance of soil organisms, ways to improve our soil habitats, and how healthy soils can promote plant, human, and environmental health.
​10 a.m.
Refreshment break
​10:30 a.m.
​Choose two mini sessions (45 minutes in length)
  • Pruning Basics-The Why, When, and How To presented by Donna Streiff, Wood County Master Gardener
  • Planting Natives presented by Sue Wilford, Wood County Master Gardener
    • This session will explore the differences between native and non-native plants as well as the benefits of planting natives.
  • Composting presented by Jeanne Osgood, Wood County Master Gardener
    • What is compost anyway and why is it important to the gardeners of the world? Become familiar with home composting terms and learn the difference between a hot pile and a cold pile. Discuss the pros and cons of having a compost bin in your yard!
  • Incorporating Food Into Your Landscape, presented by Jason Wendt, The Garden Guru
    • Learn how you can easily include vegetables, fruits, or nuts into your garden planning.

An optional pruning demonstration will also be offered outdoors at noon for those who are interested. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather.

Becoming a Master Gardener!

What is a Master Gardener?

A volunteer with the University of Wisconsin-Extension who helps educate the public about gardening and natural resources.

What do Master Gardeners do?

                      • Plant and maintain community gardens, parks, and public areas
                      • Organize and participate in plant sales, presentations, demos, and various events
                      • Develop and deliver educational programming

Why join?

                      • Meet new people with shared interests
                      • Learn and share ideas about gardening and horticulture
                      • Receive the latest information, continuing education and volunteer activities 




Learn more at Wimastergardener.org or UW-Extension Wood County, 715-421-8440

​Contact Information


Contact the Marshfield Continuing Education office at 715-389-6520.

For more contact information, click here