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The annual tree and shrub pruning workshop is coming soon!

If you want to learn about proper tree and shrub pruning, this hands-on workshop will begin with an indoor PowerPoint program on proper pruning techniques and afterwards, the class will move outside into the Dane County Extension Teaching Garden for a demonstration/participatory pruning session on shrubs and trees in the Garden. The PowerPoint lecture will […]

Seed Starting Workshop

An in-person workshop featuring a lecture on seed starting techniques and principles followed by a hands-on session in the Dane County Extension Teaching Garden Greenhouse where attendees can practice planting seeds and will take home some seeds in packs that they have planted. Location: 5201 Fen Oak dr. Room Drumlin Madison, WI 53718 Class is […]

Annual Tree and Shrub Pruning Workshops

This hands-on workshop will begin with an indoor program on proper pruning techniques for trees and various shrub species. Afterwards, the class will move outside into the Dane County Extension Teaching Garden for a demonstration/participatory pruning session on shrubs and trees in the Garden. Wear appropriate clothing and bring pruning shears and/or loppers if possible. […]

Check Your Ash Trees for Signs of Emerald Ash Borer This Winter

Woodpecker flecking on ash bark Photo credit Lisa Johnson Woodpecker Flecking on Ash Photo credit Wisconsin DNR Even before humans are able to detect signs of emerald ash borer in ash trees, woodpeckers know the larvae are there, feeding just under the tree’s bark. Woodpecker damage, called “flecking,” occurs when birds peck away the top […]

Green Thumb Gardening Spring 2024 Series

The Green Thumb Gardening Spring Class Series will give you the practical knowledge to keep your garden thriving! Learn about a variety of gardening topics from spring wildflowers to growing berries to creating a rain garden and more. The series brings you in-depth and accessible information for everyone from newer to experienced gardeners. Register for […]

Now Available! 2024 Dane County Plat Book

The book now offers detailed information about county roads, large land ownership, parks, and outdoor recreation opportunities. It also shows the locations of Dane County parks, publicly owned lands, churches, schools, cemeteries and municipal halls. Other unique features of the book include aerial photos of jurisdictions. This plat book was created entirely in-house, helping to reduce production […]

Welcome our new Natural Resources Educator!

We are thrilled to welcome Wade Moder as the new Natural Resources Educator at Dane County UW-Madison Division of Extension. In this new role, Wade will offer invaluable support to community organizations, spearheads educational programs, and works passionately to raise awareness about Dane County’s natural resources and conservation initiatives.  Before joining Extension, Wade served as […]

Elevando Wisconsin

Empoderando líderes hoy para un mejor mañana. Elevando Wisconsin es un programa de desarrollo de liderazgo con éxito comprobado en el desarrollo de capacidades y caminos de liderazgo. Es un programa educativo donde las personas perfeccionan sus habilidades de liderazgo y se preparan para roles de liderazgo, creando una red de líderes activos y eficaces. Requisitos […]


The UW-Madison Division of Extension Horticulture Program is offering FREE educational online sessions where you can connect with plant health experts to get answers to your garden and landscape questions. The Ask the Experts: Monthly Garden and Landscape Q&A Series Monday February 19, 1:00-2:00 PM. These sessions are your chance to ask questions about your […]

Strong Couples

Having a strong relationship with your romantic partner can be hard and finding trustworthy support can be difficult. The Strong Couples Program is six self-paced modules and five brief video calls about communication, commitment, and problem-solving. Learn more here. The Strong Couples Program is: The Strong Couples Program is free! You can start any time. […]

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