The Green Thumb Gardening series will give you the practical knowledge to keep your home garden thriving!
University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Extension specialists and local horticulture experts will provide in-depth and accessible information for everyone from the novice to the experienced gardener. In 2022, our class offerings include a Winter Vegetable Gardening Series that will be online only, and a Spring and Summer series of classes that will be dual audience (some participants onsite and others online). Y
Seats for the Spring and Summer sessions will be limited this year as the dual audience format is a pilot program designed to provide greater access to the community while maintaining the high standards Green Thumb is known for. In accordance with County Guidelines we will have limited in-person seating due to COVID-19 classroom safety spacing regulations. Face-masks will be required for onsite participants. *Note that classes may begin as or remain in a virtual-only format depending on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dual audience classes will feature some activities for both the online and onsite audiences. Onsite participants will have a number of activities outdoors (weather permitting) in the Dane County Extension Teaching Garden. These include a hands-on shrub pruning activity, demonstrations of deadheading and dividing various plants, and more.
For more information on the Teaching Garden, Click Here. Note that Teaching Garden tours are available for clubs, non-profits, and business groups. Online activities for the online audience will be led by Master Gardeners and will mirror the onsite activities as much as possible. Some activities in class will be the same for both audiences as well. Sessions will be recorded and available for class participants for personal use only (not for online sharing). Electronic handouts will also be provided for each session.
Green Thumb Gardening classes can also be used as a prerequisite for onboarding as a Master Gardener. To learn more about the Master Gardener program visit: https://dane.extension.wisc.edu/horticulture/training/
You can register for classes as a package for a slight discount, or choose selected classes for a slightly higher cost. In cases of financial need, a limited number of scholarships are available. Contact Lisa Johnson at Johnson.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For more information on classes, dates, and registration, click the series links below: