The Dane County University of Wisconsin-Extension Horticulture Program will be offering classes for home and community gardeners in the spring of 2016. The “Green Thumb Gardening” class series will be taught by UW-Extension educators, specialists, and local horticulture experts who offer in-depth and accessible gardening information geared towards everyone from the novice to the experienced gardener. Whether building healthy soil to controlling pests or producing a bountiful vegetable harvest, this gardening class series will give the practical knowledge to keep home gardens thriving!

Classes will be held Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:00 pm, February 25 – April 14, 2016 at the Dane County UW-Extension office (5201 Fen Oak Drive, Madison WI 53718). RegisteGreen Thumb logor for the entire class series at a discounted price or customize your education by registering for the classes of your choice.

Class Dates and Topics:

February 25 – Soils & Composting (Joe Muellenberg & Lisa Johnson)

March 3 – Vegetable Garden Planning & Techniques (Claire Strader)

March 10 – Vegetables Families, Pests & Diseases (Joe Muellenberg & Lisa Johnson)

March 17 – Native Plants for Gardens & Pollinators (Frank Hassler)

March 24 – Shrub Selection & Care (Lisa Johnson)

March 31 – Wildlife in the Garden (David Drake)

April 7 – Annuals & Perennials (Lisa Johnson)

April 14 – Landscape Design (Ben Futa)

To register, please visit the Dane County UW-Extension website at: http://dane.uwex.edu/horticulture/greenthumbclasses/ For more information and registration call Joe Muellenberg at (608)224-3709.


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