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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.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Volunteer Opportunity: DC Smith Greenhouse and Allen Centennial Gardens

Dear WI Master Gardeners,
Family Horticulture Day has changed! Due to the recent retirement of Judy Reith-Rozelle from the West Madison Field Station, the Department of Horticulture is working with the UW Science Alliance to ensure the success of this eight year-old event.
On Saturday, May 12th, The DC Smith Greenhouse and Allen Centennial Gardens are hosting Family Gardening Day on the UW Madison Campus. The emphasis will still be on family gardening and these are great facilities to share what UW faculty, staff and students are doing for horticulture in general. Some of the highlights include a display of alternative pest controls used in the greenhouse (natural enemies and pest-eating fungi), researchers talking about flavor and cultivars of cranberry, biotech staff doing wheat germ DNA extraction and a season extension trial at Allen Gardens using mulches and row covers.
We are looking for volunteers to help us share information, answer gardening questions and hand out free vegetable transplants to visitors. More information will be available soon at
If you are interested in joining this effort please contact me at
Johanna Oosterwyk
Johanna Oosterwyk
DC Smith Greenhouse Manager
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
University of Wisconsin

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