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.

Monday, January 29, 2018


Hello everyone:

In the past you have been used to receiving a newsletter prepared by Kim at the UWEX office.  Since Kim is no longer with the office we have taken on the responsibility of creating the monthly newsletters and will continue to do so until further notice.  The format may look a little different, but we will strive to do what we can to give you good information on events, classes, and educational opportunities in and around Rock County.  Like the previous newsletters you will be able to reach them by clicking on a link.  Ruth Flescher put in a lot of hard work and did a great job of pulling together the February newsletter.  

In future we will be looking for articles, book reviews and lots of other kinds of garden related topics.  If you have information you'd like to see included in the newsletters, let Ruth or Mary Kay Thompson know.  All submissions will need to meet Master Gardener guidelines.

Click on this link to see our first shot at the Master Gardener Update for RPMGA.

UPDATE - RPMGA February Meeting: Prairie Seed Processing

On a bright sunny day last fall, several MGVs went out to the prairie at Rotary Gardens and—with permission—gathered seedheads from almost twenty varieties of native plants. It’s time to clean the seeds from the waste material so that we can have the seeds to use in our ongoing Pollinator Project.

Date: Thursday, February 8
Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Location: Rock County Courthouse, Room ETN-B (Continue down the hall past the Extension office and INTO the stairwell at the end. ETN-B is on the left.)
Come lend a hand and help us decide the best way to use these seeds. All you need to bring is yourself, and you’ll earn up to an hour and a half of volunteer time.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded at a rate of 1 per hour when you are involved in an approved educational project or program.

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