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Gardening Fundamentals Class September 28 – November 16, 2022

Diana Alfuth, UW-Madison Extension Horticulture Outreach Specialist

Are you interested in learning more about gardening and how to take care of your yard and landscape?  Would you like to become a Wisconsin Master Gardener volunteer, and help your community better understand gardening and nature?  If so, join in on the “Gardening Fundamentals” class being offered by Diana Alfuth, Horticulture Outreach Specialist for the University of Wisconsin Madison Division of Extension.  This 8-week course will combine in-person and virtual classes and will cover a broad range of gardening and horticulture topics.

Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. beginning September 28 through November 16.  In-person sessions will be held at the Extension office in Baldwin, Wisconsin, on September 28, October 5, October 26, and November 16, and virtual sessions via Zoom will be held on October 12 and 19 and November 2 and 9.

Topics covered will include Botany for Gardeners, Soils and Fertility, Diseases and Insects, Fruits and Vegetables, Woody Trees and Shrubs, Lawns, Weeds, Integrated Pest Management, Houseplants, Composting and more.

For those wishing to become a certified Wisconsin Master Gardener, this course provides the required horticulture training necessary to enroll in the Master Gardener Onboarding program available in January.  Information on how to become a Master Gardener will be provided during this class.

There is no charge for the class, but registration is required as space is limited.  For questions or to register for the class, email diana.alfuth@wisc.edu and provide your name, address, telephone number and email.


Pierce County Home horticulture advising hours: Mon. & Wed. 8 am – noon
Diana Alfuth     diana.alfuth@wisc.edu;
Phone:  715-273-6781 Ext. 6655
Office visits:  Pierce County Office Bldg., 432 West Main (Courthouse Annex), Ellsworth, WI  54011

Website: https://pierce.extension.wisc.edu/horticulture/ 

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