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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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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Rotary Plant Program needs volunteers

The Rotary Botanical Gardens Youth Education team is seeking volunteers for the Plant Program which will begin on May 8 and continue through the first week of June.

First and second graders from all over the area (Beloit, Delavan, Footville, Janesville, Marshall, Milton, Montessori,etc) will come to the gardens on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday for a two hour program. There is a 9-11am morning session and a 12:30-2:30pm afternoon session.

The program is presented in three components:
  • We present information on the parts of plants, what plants need to stay healthy, and the growth cycle from seed to mature plant.
  • The nutritional part of the program discusses the parts of a plant that we eat and their nutritional value.
  • A walking tour takes the children through part of the gardens and reinforces the needs of plants.
Volunteers are given informational handouts on the program, training sessions are offered and new volunteers can shadow the experienced volunteers if they wish.

If anyone is interested in joining us, please contact so we know to expect you and can have enough program materials on hand for you.

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