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The Rock Prairie Master Gardener Association, located in Rock County, Wisconsin, is the 42nd association of the Wisconsin Master Gardener Program.

This blog is used to distribute timely information to association members regarding volunteer opportunities, MGV highlights, and other social tid bits.

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Monday, June 13, 2011

A Productive Weekend at the Community Gardens

This weekend was productive at the Community Gardens. On Saturday Julie Gibes worked in the muddy pumpkin patch with around 10 juvenile probation kids. They accomplished a lot since we had all that heat last week, the weeds just love it and seem to sprout up from nowhere! Next Saturday they plan on spreading a mulch covering to keep the weeds down. On Sunday, Deb and Jim worked with RECAPPERS throughout the day. Deb had 3 ladies come out to help weed several areas so it will look presentable to anyone attending the weed class. It seems kind of ironic to pull weeds when we are having a weed class! I thought we should create a contest tonight. Whoever brings in the most weeds, the fastest, WINS!! Jim worked with the men RECAPPERS in the afternoon and accomplished a lot of planting. We needed to get in a lot of plants donated by Ray and Mary from Clinton before they bit the dust. Many thanks to them for this contribution. Patrick L stopped out in the afternoon and helped Jim out. We are happy to have him back working with us around his work schedule. We are hoping to product enough peppers to supply the demand this year. They are one of the favorites at Julie's WIC markets and the local food pantries. This is one of the most popular vegetables that covers all the demographics we serve. We have a Community Garden work day scheduled for this coming up Saturday, June 18 but the Edgerton Library Presentations are that morning. Anyone wanting to stop by and help out, is welcome. The perfect summer day, go to the Edgerton Library Landscaping Presentations (counts as education hours) or help out at the RBG workday from 8-NOON (other countable hours) and then head out to the Community Gardens for a couple hours (more other countable hours) of garden maintenance! Marge Sell and her grandaughter stopped out in the morning and Jim gave them a quick tour and sent along a little produce for the grandkids to try.

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