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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.

Horticulture related information is to be directed to the Horticulture Educator or the Plant Health Advisors.

This blog is not for garden related questions.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Got extra pumpkins? Consider donating them to RBG

As part of its fall children's education programming Rotary Botanical Gardens devotes the month of October (4th through 30th) to its Pumpkin Program.

The program instructs ki
ds grades 3, 4 and 5 on:
  • Pumpkin parts and growth
  • History including Native Americans

  • Math component emphasizing estimating, measuring and counting skills

  • Nutrition education component

The program includes:

  • Indoor hands on activity

  • Nutrition education component

  • Craft

  • Outdoor prairie walk

This year RBG will need about 300 pumpkins, bowling ball size and larger, for the project. If you have more than you need, consider donating a few to RBG for this children's program. Contact Mark Dwyer , Director of Horticulture at (608) 754-1779, or Kris Koch, Education Coordinator, at (608) 752-3885 ext 17.

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