Classes, Seminars, and Trips

Basic Master Gardener Training

http://winnebago.uwex.edu/master-gardener-program/


Continuing Education

Events Sponsored by Winnebago County Master Gardeners

Watch for more details and registration forms for 2022/2023 trips and training opportunities!

Events Sponsored by Other Master Gardener Groups

YouTube Videos of Previous Outagamie County Master Gardener Presentations (view any time)

Hosta Companions with Tammy Borden, Master Gardener and Vice President, American Hosta Society
Perennials with Kathy Baum, Outagamie County Master Gardeners
Raised Beds with Lisa Johnson, Extension Dane County Horticulture Instructor
Wisconsin's Native Orchids with Nancy and Richard Baehnman, Northeast Wisconsin Orchid Society

Events Sponsored by Other Groups

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.

How to Create a Rain Garden, Lisa Johnson, horticulture educator for UW-Madison, Dane County Extension.

Invasive Jumping Worms on University Place, screening with Brad Herrick, Ecologist and Research Program Manager, UW-Arboretum.

2021 PBS Wisconsin Garden Expo

These UW Extension approved continuing education seminars are now available on YouTube Free.

  1. Indigenous AgriCulture, Laura Manthe, Coordinator for White Corn Growers, Oneida Nation and Lea Zeise, Agriculture Program Manager, United South & Eastern Tribes, Inc. Great Lakes tribal agriculture from historical and modern perspectives.
  2. Sensational Seasonal Plants, Mark Dwyer, former Director of Horticulture at Rotary Gardens, Janesville, WI.
  3. Let’s Grow Stuff” a screening of curated episodes, from PBS, hosted by horticulturist Ben Futa. The series is designed to help the beginning gardener learn the tools of successful vegetable and herb gardening.
  4. Growing Potatoes in Your Home Garden, Dr. Yi Wang, assistant professor in the Department of Horticulture at the UW-Madison and a state Extension specialist.
  5. Wisconsin Gardener, Host Shelley Ryan travels throughout Wisconsin with her hands-in-the-dirt approach to growing plants, flowers and vegetables.
  6. Old Fashioned Favorites You and the Pollinators Will Enjoy, Melinda Myers, Horticulturist
  7. Big Gardening in Small Spaces, Michelle Dobbs, Victory Garden Initiative. Discover how to grow three seasons of fresh food in your backyard.
  8. Setting the Stage for Successful Gardening, Jerry Apps & Natasha Kassulke. Jerry is Professor Emeritus and former Ag Extension Agent for Green Lake and Brown Counties. Natasha is the former editor of the Natural Resources Magazine. They share how involving family in gardening can bring family together, along with creating an abundance of fresh vegetables.
  9. UW-Madison Indigenous Research Garden & Land Education, Dan Cornelius is a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and an outreach specialist at the Great Lakes Indigenous Law Center in the UW-Madison Law School. Claire Luby, is a faculty associate at UW-Madison.

2022 PBS Wisconsin Garden Expo

PBS Wisconsin Garden & Landscape Expo Online Virtual Event - View the archived sessions free.
Either register or login with your previous Expo login. Once in, click on the schedule link at the top of the web page. The sessions will appear. Just follow the link to the session you want to view, there is now an archived link for each session. All sessions should qualify for master gardener continuing education except the fitness and foraging topics.

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

NOTE:  Each program is recorded and available to watch on the Illinois Extension Horticulture YouTube Channel. Videos are available about two weeks after the live program.

  End of Summer Planted Fall Vegetables
  Garden Tool Maintenance
  Introduction to Fruit Tree Pruning
  Jumping Worms:  a New Invader in Illinois
  Organic Gardening
  Pelleted Seed
  Planning for Pollinators this Fall
  Shade Gardening
  Soil, Climate, and Carbon
  Spring Ephemerals
  The Nuts and Boles of Tree Identification
  Tree Root Collar Disorders

Melinda Myers Virtual Gardening Workshops

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

Wednesday, June 15Supporting Native Bees, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, June 22Maintaining Your Landscape with Pollinators in Mind, 6:30 p.m.

Archived

All About House Plants
Be a Part of the Solution--Plant a Landscape that Makes a Difference
Colorful Houseplants
Creating a Pollinator Paradise
Creative Container Gardening
Dahlias
Food Gardening in Containers
Fragrant Plants Sure to Elevate Your Mood and Garden Enjoyment
Gardening During the Summer Months 
Gardening for Wildlife
Gardening to Attract Birds
Growing Nutritious and Flavorful Edibles Indoors
Helpful Ideas for New Plant Parents
How to Plan Your Rain Garden
How to Plant a Rain Garden
How to Select Rain Garden Plants
Jump Start Your Season and Protect Your Plants
Low Maintenance Gardening for Beauty and Health Benefit
Managing Water on Your Property
Organic Pest Management for Vegetable and Flower Gardens
Planting Your Rain Garden 
Pollinator-Friendly Perennials for Difficult Situations
Pruning Tips for Shrubs
Rain Garden Maintenance
Shade Gardening for Beauty and Pollinator Appeal
Small Space Gardening
Sustainable Lawn and Landscape Care
Taking Your Veggie Garden to the Next Level
Tomatoes: Maximize Your Harvest & Minimize Insect & Disease Problems 
Top Plants for Rain Gardens, Water Gardens, Shoreline Gardens & Those to Avoid
Well Loved Wisconsin Garden Plants

Southeastern Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium

June 11Invasive Plant Management Workshop, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Retzer Nature Cener, S14 W28167 Madison St.,
   Waukesha. Presenter is Dr. James Reinartz. $60. Limited class size. Registration opens May 9.

Saturday, September 10Southeast Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium Fall Invasive Plant
   Management Workshop
, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., UW-Milwaukee Field Station. Led by Dr. James Reinartz, Director Emeritus
   of the Field Station. Cost $60. Limited enrollment.

UW Arboretum

Sunday, September 18UW Arboretum Native Gardening Conference--Nature by Design:  Gardening for a
   Sustainable Future
, 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Arboretum. Cost $65 through June 30, $70 starting July 1.

Wild Ones Fox Valley Area Chapter

June 2022–March 2023Wisconsin Native Plant Certification Program, this program meets all state
   requirements for topics and presenters.

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
Wild Rice in Wisconsin

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, must register)

All Xerces Society programs are available after the original date on YouTube.

Archived Webinars:
Getting to Know the "Good Bugs"- Scouting for Pollinators and Other Beneficial Insects
Supporting Biodiversity Through Pollinator Plantings and Avoiding Pesticide Exposure
Supporting Pollinators Over Time:  How to Maintain Wildlife Diversity