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

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.

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.

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.

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

Thursday, September 9Soil, Climate, and Carbon, 1 p.m. Some soils contain huge amounts of carbon, mostly in
   the form of organic matter. Soils also have the ability to store additional amounts of carbon quickly, but can just as
   easily lose it. Join us to learn about why Midwest soils contain large amounts of organic matter, changes that have
   occurred over the last 150 years, and ways that carbon, in the form of organic matter, can be increased in these
   soils. Presenter: Duane Friend. Free but registration required.

Melinda Myers Virtual Gardening Workshops

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

Wednesday, July 28Rain Garden Maintenance, 6:30–7:30 p.m., Hear tips on watering new plantings and when
   to lend nature a hand during drought. Learn ways to manage weeds and plants that have outgrown or are not
   thriving in their space. 

Growing Nutritious and Flavorful Edibles Indoors
Low Maintenance Gardening for Beauty and Health Benefit
Helpful Ideas for New Plant Parents
Be a Part of the Solution--Plant a Landscape that Makes a Difference
Well Loved Wisconsin Garden Plants  
Tomatoes: Maximize Your Harvest & Minimize Insect & Disease Problems 
Top Plants for Rain Gardens, Water Gardens, Shoreline Gardens & Those to Avoid
Planting Your Rain Garden 
Creative Container Gardening
Sustainable Lawn and Landscape Care 
Gardening During the Summer Months 

Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Programs will not be recorded.

Tuesday, July 20Ask the Plant Doctor, Q&A with Melinda Myers, 6:30 p.m.  Free, but registration required.

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)

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

Getting to Know the "Good Bugs"- Scouting for Pollinators and Other Beneficial Insects
Supporting Pollinators Over Time:  How to Maintain Wildlife Diversity