Our Mission:

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.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Volunteer Opportunity at Edison Middle School

April 21st is Global Youth Service Day, and the first day students and volunteers will begin planting and preparing our Edison Garden. Activities will include moving soil, assembling a hoop house, constructing compost bins, constructing raised beds or mounds, planting seeds, and painting pots. It will also be an instructional time for students and their families.

We would like Rock Prairie Master Gardeners to use their gardening expertise to guide our students and volunteers in this project.

Project duration:
The project will kick off on April 21, 9am-3pm (volunteers could come for any portion of this time) and will continue throughout the summer

Looking for Donations:
  • Garden tools (they can be gently used large shovels, trowels, hoes, etc.)
  • 200 aluminum 1 1/2” pipe clamps
  • 30 2”x6”x8’ boards
  • 30 2”x6”x10’ boards
  • 24 4”x4”x4’ boards
  • Garden hose
  • Sprayer head for the hose
  • Wheelbarrow or dump cart
  • Potting soil
  • Fencing (for compost piles and raised mounds/beds)

Edison Garden at Edison Middle School
1649 S Chatham St, Janesville, WI 53546
Please Contact Sarah Abbey with questions or for more information:

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