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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.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Long Range Program Calendar for RPMGA - 2018-2019

Based on the feedback you have provided, we put together a set of educational opportunities that stretch into next year.

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.


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