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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, February 9, 2012

Chicago Flower & Garden Show

Visit Chicago's Navy Pier March 10-18 and enjoy "Hort Couture" this year's theme for the Chicago Flower and Garden Show. The show's 25-plus gardens will draw inspiration from textures and colors found in plants and fabrics, as well as alluring and beautiful elements found in nature.

Evening in Bloom, March 9 is a private bash that kicks off the event. The show will open to the public the following day.

Tickets and more information can be found here.

Follow this link to a list of speakers

Mark Dwyer, Horticulture Director at Rotary Botanical Gardens, will present Decoratively Delicious, a class that will ask gardeners to go beyond the basics to use edible plants to create visual pleasing combinations for the garden and containers that feed the family as well.


Chicago Gateway Green

Chicago Gateway Green was founded in 1986 on the belief that beauty and sustainability go hand in hand. Since then, Chicago Gateway Green and its partners have helped to improve both the local environment and the quality of life for millions of Chicagoland residents and visitors.
A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Chicago Gateway Green improves Chicago’s communities through three key programs: the Expressway Partnership, transforming city roadways into landscaped parkways; the International Sculpture Program, beautifying gateways through the installation of public, international art on expressways; and the Tree Partnership Program, a large-scale tree planting initiative that transforms vacant land into tree-filled green spaces.

Friends of the Parks

Friends of the Parks (FOTP) is a 501(c)(3) designated park advocacy organization, dedicated to preserving, protecting, and improving Chicago’s parks and forest preserves for all citizens. Since 1975, FOTP has increase private and public commitment to Chicago’s parks through establishing park advisory councils, developing new parks, renovating playlots, and presenting public workshops and lectures to create and informed citizenry. Our mission is to preserve, protect, improve and promote the use of Chicago parks, forest preserves and recreational areas for the benefit of all neighborhoods and citizens.

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