Category Archives: Announcements

Press releases, info and activities that both members and general public might want to know

Fighting the Pandemic

We’re sorry to announce that ALL of our programing must be put on hold for the foreseeable future, per the Wisconsin Master Gardener program and UW Extension, while our state and country work to defeat the coronovirus pandemic. This means we must cancel all monthly general membership meetings, Coffee Talks at the Libraries, Spring Plant Sale in May, Ask a Master Gardener booths at the farmer’s market, AND work at our gardening projects around the county.

This last one is really hard for us. It means that the gardens we design and care for in Rapids, Nekoosa, Port Edwards, Marshfield, Pittsville, Rome, Rudolph, Vesper may look very neglected this year, depending on how long social restrictions are required. This includes gardens at South Wood County Museum, Wildwood Zoo, Wisconsin Rapids Zoo, Pittsville Historical Society, Lester Libraries around the county, Edgewater Haven, Wakely House grounds, Marshfield Fairgrounds, Lowell Center Gardens, Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce, and more.

We will be exploring ways to offer educational topics through our website and Facebook pages and to staff our Horticultural Hotline. So stay tuned!

We’ll figure out a new way to talk!

Library Garden Seminars in Rome

These seminars have been suspended indefinitely.  We will be looking at ways we can share this information with you on this site and on our Facebook page.  Stay tuned!

Coffee Talks at the Library

These events have been put on hold indefinitely, due to pandemic containment requirements. We are looking at ways to share this information electronically on this site and our Facebook page. Stay tuned and healthy!

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Spring Seminar Announced

2020 Spring Seminar

Master Gardener Class Offered

November General Meeting

The Gardens of England and Wales

Presented by MGVs Barb Herreid, Chris Griffith, and Micky Erickson for our next monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 19, the tour starts at 6:30pm in the Fine Arts Room at McMillan Memorial Library, 490 E Grand Ave, Wisconsin Rapids. The presentation will be followed by a short business meeting. The public is always invited to our monthly meetings. Hope to see you there!

Wood County Master Gardeners Fall Sale

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SUPER STAR

  • I also want to bring your attention to the SUPER STAR training scheduled for 3 spots across the state.  This program is in lieu of a single, large WIMGA conference and will emphasize volunteer skills development.  Download the registration form at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1n007YmcxtXdwTP36MngGvLqRyeqC1Z1W/view?usp=sharing.
    • Dates and locations include:
      • Thursday, September 12 – Marathon County Extension Office
        212 River Drive, Suite 3, Wausau
      • Saturday, September 14 – UW-Madison Horticulture Building
        1575 Linden Drive, Madison
      • Friday September 20 – Eau Claire County Extension Office
        227 1st Street West, Altoona

Please register by September 5, using form available through the link.
Please include a check for $15 payable to WIMGA.

The ABCs of Dividing and Transplanting Rhubarb Plants

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The Growing Friends Community Garden on the corner of Hill and Spruce Street is having a workshop September 14th entitled “The ABCs of Dividing and Transplanting Rhubarb Plants”. This FREE workshop will begin at 10 am and will give instructions on how to correctly divide and transplant rhubarb plants during the fall season. Participants will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge learned during the class. In addition, the care of rhubarb plants both in traditional beds and containers will be covered. Handouts will be provided. Information provided by Karen Houdek

Garden Walk 2019

Our Garden Walk provides the major funding for the work that we do…education about horticulture for adults and children and beautification of many public properties around Wood County.  Come and enjoy a beautiful day!

Tickets are available from any WCMG volunteer or at the vendors listed on the poster.  They will also be available at each featured garden the day of the walk.  Locations will be published later.

 

Master Gardener Garden Walk Poster 2019