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FDL County Master Gardener Plant Sale May 15

Mark your calendar for May 15! The Fond du Lac County Master Gardener Plant Sale will be held at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds Cow Palace. There will be a drive-up outdoor area from 9 am – 3 pm and a limited indoor sale area from 9 am – 1 pm. For more information […]

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Master Gardener Horticulture Helpline Opens April 1

If you have a lawn, garden, flower, vegetable, tree, shrub, bug, grub, or insect question, Fond du Lac County Certified Master Gardener volunteers are available to help through the growing season (April to October). We will review your concern and email our information and recommendations to you. Because we are working safely from home this […]

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Office Operations March 2020

As a Division of UW-Madison, Extension is following the lead of UW-Madison leadership in responding to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, in conjunction with public health and county officials. The latest guidance from UW-Madison and local government is to limit on-site work in addition to postponing events. This guidance is in reaction to a worldwide event […]

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Day in the Garden Cancelled

It is with sincere and deep regret that the Fond du Lac County Master Gardener Association’s Spring garden conference “A Day in the Garden” 2020 has been cancelled. The directive from Extension and UW Madison is as follows: As you may be aware, Extension along with the UW-Madison community have been keeping a close eye […]

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Veterans Garden Receives Special Recognition

The Veterans THRIVE Garden received special recognition during the Fond du Lac City Council meeting on January 22. The proclamation recognized the importance of the veteran’s garden in the physical and mental health of community members, particularly veterans. There is mounting scientific evidence in support of horticulture therapy. There had been expressed interest by veterans […]

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Welcome Joe!

The Extension Fond du Lac County office welcomes Joe Zimbric as the new Crops & Soils Agent! Joe recently completed his MS degree in agronomy at UW-Madison where his research focused on optimizing the forage and grain production of a perennial wheat species called Kernza. In addition Joe has evaluated several problematic weed species for […]

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Small Steps Fruit and Vegetable Rx Program

According to the 2017 Fond du Lac County health assessment, 51% of respondents consume at least two servings of fruit on a day and 33% of respondents consume at least three servings of vegetables in a day. The goal is to increase fruit and vegetable intake by Fond du Lac County residents, which can contribute […]

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Registration Open for Junior Master Gardener (JMG) Program

Looking for a free interactive, educational program for your child this summer? If you answered yes, then you’ll want to check out UW-Extension’s Junior Master Gardener (JMG) Program. It is a summer-long gardening/cooking program for youth, ages 8-12 years, that teaches them to “dig in the dirt”, care for plants, cook in the kitchen and […]

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2019 Day in the Garden Scheduled for April 6th

The Day in the Garden is an annual event presented by the Fond du Lac County Master Gardener Association. Celebrate the coming of Spring! Enjoy a variety of speakers, have lunch, browse vendors, the FdL County MG Shop, and participate in the raffle. Have a great time with other gardeners! See 2019 Day in the Garden flyer & registration […]

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Safely Using Produce from Flooded Gardens

https://hort.extension.wisc.edu/articles/safely-using-produce-flooded-gardens/ Please follow the link above to read an article about safely using produce from flooded gardens by Barbara Ingham and Steve Ingham, UW-Food Science. As a preface to the page about donations to the food pantry I would like to talk to the need in our community. I always include the list of local […]

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