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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.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Pollinators 101 - March 9

On March 9 the RPMGA will launch its Pollator Project,  a long term endeavor that could take from 2 to 5 years to bring to completion.

The goal of the Pollinator Project is to educate  public outreach, build demonstration gardens and teach classes on pollinators that will be open to the public.  Classes will be approved for MGV continuing education opportunities.

The first step in the project is Pollinators 101 - a class designed to help you understand what pollinators are, and how important they are to all the plants in our lives.

Perhaps two of the most classic photos about pollinators were published by the Ecological Society of America.  They portray just how important pollinators are to the food chain.

The Pollinator Program hopes to work with other community organizations to offer the public information on how to promote and protect pollinators in our yards and gardens and across our cities.

There will be extensive handouts available for all who attend, and a short hands-on workshop on how to make a solitary bee house from tin cans and some paper tubes.

If you will be participating in the bee house workshop, contact Kim at the UWEX office and let her know how many will be in your party, and how many bee houses you'll be making.  (Kim Mork - 757-5696)

Join us in this exciting adventure.  The fun begins at 5:30 pm.

This is an approved MGV continuing education program that will net all MGV participants 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) per hour.

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