We normally meet on the first Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m., but occasionally circumstances dictate a change. If an exact date, time or location are shown for an event, they’re definite. If not, watch the blog and or newsletter for the specifics as that month approaches.
- March 15—Mark Dwyer, The Art of Planning and Planting Flower Gardens. Hort Center at Rotary Botanical Gardens from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
- April 5 — Paul Haen, Restoring Damaged Tools. In addition, Paul will sharpen one tool per RPMGA member for free and additional tools at his regular rate. Craig Center, Rock County Fairgrounds, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
- Late April or Early May — Tour of the Pasque Flower Preserve with a guide familiar with the wildflowers. Date will depend on bloom time of pasque flowers.
- June 7—Weed Identification—The 10 worst offenders, plus a chance for you to dig up and bring in whatever weed is stumping you. Together, we’ll identify what it is and how to control it.
- July—Tour of members home gardens or gardens where they volunteer. The good, the bad, the ugly—we’re not looking for perfection, we’d like a learning experience.
- August—Tour Michael Fields Institute for Agricultural Education in East Troy, WI
- September—Tour Nature at the Confluence site in South Beloit, including their gardens
- October—Tour Regenerative Roots CSA (permaculture based) and Cultivating the Commons (seed farm) near Jefferson, WI
- November 1 — Recognition Potluck
- December 6—Horticultural gifts: making insect houses and/or wildflower seed bombs
- January 10—Soils
- Feb 7— Companion planting
- March — Home Fruit Trees/IPM for Average Folks.
- April —Tour Agrecol Native Plant Nursery
Suggestion: Print this off and post it somewhere prominently so you can refer to it each month!
These are all approved Continuing Education opportunities that will earn you 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) per hour of participation.