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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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Monday, March 28, 2016

REMINDER - April 7 Continuing Ed - Plant Propagation

On Thursday, April 7, Master Gardener Volunteer Bev Feltz will host a hands-on plant propagation class in the second floor conference center in the Rock County Court House.  The class will begin at 5:30 pm.

Feltz has been a certified MGV since 2007 and has volunteered with the Master Gardener education program hosting plant propagation seminars, as well as children's education classes at Rotary Botanical Gardens.

MGV Beverly Feltz. 
Participants are encouraged to bring their own herbaceous plants to share.   Feltz will have plants to share as well as tissue cultures of new varieties which were grown in sterile conditions from germ cells in clean rooms by students at the University of Wisconsin. We will provide 8" to 10"  pots, 3" pots and growth medium.  This will be a rather dirty endeavor so dress accordingly. 

Many from one.
Propagating by leaf cutting.
Assemble and bring with you a small kit of necessary tools and supplies:  a pair of tweezers, a by-pass pruner, a 1 to 10 sanitizing solution of chlorine and water (10 parts water, 1 part bleach) in a spray bottle or a can of Lysol disinfectant spray, powdered rooting hormone, a spray bottle of plain water, a clear garbage bag and a small cutting board that can be sanitized.    
Sterile tissue culture generator cabinet

This is a free and approved Continuing Education class.  Participants will receive 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit) per hour. 

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