Spring Seminar Cancelled

The Spring Seminar scheduled for Saturday, March 14, 2020 at UWSP Marshfield has been cancelled due to concern about containment of coronovirus infection.

Please review information from the Wood County Health Department and other sources about how to protect yourself and your family.

Coronavirus

Posted 3/12/2020 by krauter-egge@co.wood.wi.us

There is a novel type of coronavirus (COVID-19) that was first found in China. It has spread to over 100 countries, and the first case was confirmed in the US in Washington on January 21, 2020. There are over a hundred thousand cases worldwide and thousands of deaths. The World Health Organization declared it a pandemic on March 11, 2020. Governor Evers declared this a Public Health Emergency in Wisconsin on March 12, 2020.

Officials from the Wood County Health Department, along with local health care systems, schools, emergency medical services, and other partners, have been in contact to prepare for continued response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic. 

Currently a vaccine or drug is not available for COVID-19. Community-based interventions such as school dismissals, event cancellations, social distancing, and creating employee plans to work remotely can help slow the spread of COVID-19. Schools, employers, and others should be planning for these potential interventions. Department of Health Services website offers guidance for schools & universities, employers, community events/mass gatherings, and for providers (DHS website)

Individuals should practice everyday prevention measures like: 

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Carry and use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if hand washing is not an option.
  • Do not touch your face (eyes, mouth, nose) ever.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Do not share eating utensils, water bottles, beverage containers or other personal items.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid close contact (6 feet or less) with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • If you develop a cough, fever, or shortness of breath or other respiratory symptoms after traveling, stay home and contact your healthcare provider for instructions before going to a clinic.

Visit the CDC website for information about:

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!

February 2020 MG Newsletter

“Mistakes are the foliage around the roses of success.” 2020 MG February Newsletter

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!

coffee talks draft final

Spring Seminar Announced

2020 Spring Seminar

December 2019 MG Newsletter

The Christmas cactus is native to the rain forests of Brazil where they grow among tree branches. The holiday cactus can be the longest-lived, giving a greater bounty of flowers with each successive year. 2019 MG December Newsletter

Master Gardener Class Offered

November 2019 MG Newsletter

A huge thank you to all the Master Gardener Volunteers for their work and support of the Wood County Master Gardener Volunteer Association. 2019 MG November Newsletter

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!

October 2019 MG Newsletter

Marigold or Calendula is the flower associated with October. 2019 MG October Newsletter