Classes, Seminars, and Trips

Basic Master Gardener Training

Continuing Education

Events Sponsored by Winnebago County Master Gardeners

Watch for more details and registration forms for 2020/2021 trips and training opportunities!

Events Sponsored by Other Master Gardener Groups

See "Spring into Gardening" Webinar Series sponsored by Kenosha and Racine Master Gardener Associations below.

Events Sponsored by Other Groups

Monday, March 22–Wednesday, May 26 – Native Plant, Pollinator and Insect Gardening daily virtual webinars
   by the Ohio State Bee Lab. Presented by the biggest name authors in native plant, pollinator and insect gardening.
   Doug Tallamy, author of "Nature's Best Hope" and Bringing Nature Home" is the speaker for the first webinar. These
   webinars have been recorded for later viewing. Registration is required. Free.

Breeding Root Vegetables for Wisconsin with UW-Madison Professor of Horticulture Irwin Goldman. Available
   anytime on YouTube on Badger Talks Live 

Confessions of a Black Thumb: Plants That I Have Killed or at Least Seriously Maimed, by Brian Huddleson, now
   available on YouTube.

Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Ouldolf, film is available online for individual screening, cost $15.

Horticulture Information Articles by the Master Gardener Program

Articles — Most of the horticulture information articles posted on the Master Gardener Program site can be read for CE credit (0.5 hours each) if approved by the local County Coordinator. Articles that cannot be used for CE include articles about botanic gardens and All-America Selections winners.

Illinois Extension

Get Growing Webinar Series with Grant McCarthy, Thursdays, 6–7 p.m., free but registration required. Donations accepted.

April 22Growing Perennial Vegetables (Rhubarb, Asparagus, Horseradish)
April 29Raspberry and Blackberry Production for the Backyard
May 6Raised Bed and Container Vegetable Gardening
May 13Weed Management in the Vegetable Garden

Melinda Meyers Virtual Gardening Workshops

No cost, but registration required using the link provided. Archived workshops also available.

Wednesday, February 17Growing Nutritious and Flavorful Edibles Indoors, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 24Low Maintenance Gardening for Beauty and Health Benefit, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 15 – Helpful Ideas for New Plant Parents, 6:30 p.m.   
Wednesday, April 21Be a Part of the Solution--Plant a Landscape that Makes a Difference, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 27Well Loved Wisconsin Garden Plants, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Wedneday, May 12Top Plants for Rain Gardens, Water Gardens, Shoreline Gardens & Those to Avoid,
   6:30-7:30 p.m. 
Thursday, May 13Planting Your Rain Garden, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

These webinars have a cost but the proceeds go to "The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns."

Sunday, April 11Save Money and Improve Soil for Better Gardening Results, 1 p.m.
   Cost:  Members $10 / Non-members $20
Sunday, May 16Perennials for Challenging Growing Conditions, 1 p.m.
   Cost: Members $10/Non-members $20. 

UW Arboretum

Classes are $10 each

Thursday, April 8 – Climate Change, Reality vs. Development:  Global South and Worldwide Perspective,
   10 a.m.

UW Extension

Thursday, April 15, 2021Common Tree Diseases with Brian Hudelson of UW-Ext., 12–1 p.m.
Thursday, April 29, 2021Common Vegetable Diseases with Brian Hudelson of UW-Ext, 6:30-8 p.m. 

UW Madison

Classes are $10 each

Wednesday, April 21 – Jumping Worms: The Impacts of a New Soil Invader, by Brad Herrick, UW—Madison Arboretum, 12 noon-1 p.m. (CST), Via Zoom, free but registration required.  Brad will discuss the impact of jumping worms in gardens, the latest research on their ecology and biology, how to tell them apart from other species of earthworms and what we can do to slow their spread. 

Tuesday, May 18 – Testing, Amending, and Managing Gardens for Soil Health, by Dr. Doug Soldat, UW—Madison,6:00-7:00 p.m. (CST) Via Zoom, free but registration required.   Learn how to create and maintain healthy soil in your landscape and gardens.

Wisconsin First Detector Network (WIFDN)—Protect Wisconsin Trees--Monitoring for Invasive Insects

Wednesday, April 14 – Spotted Lanternfly—On it's Way to Wisconsin, 6-7 p.m. Free but must register.
Wednesday, April 28 – Wasp Watchers—How a Wasp Helps Us Track Emerald Ash Borers, 6-7 p.m. Free but
   must register. 

Wisconsin Citizen Lake Monitor Network Webinar Series

Follow the link below for access to all of the approved webinars. Those not listed here are not eligible for MG continuing education. Free but registration is required. Link for Wisconsin Citizen Lake Monitor Network Webinars.

Archived Webinars:
Wetlands in Wisconsin
Shoreline Gardening for Healthy Lakes and Rivers
Bogs and Fens: Peatlands of Wisconsin
Groundwater and Lakes

Upcoming Webinars:
Wednesday, March 31, Wild Rice in Wisconsin, 3 p.m.

Wisconsin Public Radio Events/Opportunities

WPR Garden Talk with Larry Meiller, Fridays at 11 a.m. and Saturdays at 6 a.m. on 88.1 FM or 90.3 FM
Archived Shows

Xerces Society (all free)

Thursday, April 15Getting to Know the "Good Bugs"- Scouting for Pollinators and Other Beneficial Insects,
   noon-1:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 6Supporting Pollinators Over Time:  How to Maintain Wildlife Diversity, noon-1:30 p.m.