2023 Landscape and Grounds Maintenance Short Course

The Landscape and Grounds Maintenance Short Course is for landscape professionals to learn up-to-date science-based information to help you increase the economic and environmental sustainability of landscapes you care for and your business. (CEUs for ISA & NALP will be available) Program Info: Click here for the Digital Brochure Click here to Register Wednesday, February […]

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The Intersections of Youth, Arts, Climate Change, and Public Health

Taylor Seale, MPH, Positive Youth Development Educator Last month, Extension colleagues from the Positive Youth Development Institute and Natural Resources Institute partnered with the Arts + Literature Laboratory to create an educational workshop for teens that centered on climate change and the arts. During the event, teens could connect with local environmental organizations, walk through […]

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Retirement Planning Today: Winter 2023

You’ve worked hard to provide for your family and save for your future. Now, there is a course that teaches how to keep more of what you earn and make your money work harder for you. This educational workshop is hosted by the Dane County UW-Extension Financial Education Center and the team of advisors at […]

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Tis the Season to Celebrate Soil!

By Michelle Probst, Natural Resource Educator As we enter the holiday season, there is one holiday that simply cannot be missed—World Soils Day. On Dec. 5th of every year, we set a day to appreciate soil and focus on the importance of healthy soil. As a soil scientist, I jump for joy that everyone is […]

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Private Pesticide Applicator Training

Private Pesticide Applicator testing and certification will be similar to last year. General Information Please be aware that County Extension Offices will no longer be sending out notification letters to individuals when their certification is expiring.  Certification is good for 5 years; to check on the status of your certification click here. If your certification […]

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Keep Watering in Fall to Protect Evergreens from Winter Burn

‘Winter burn’ refers to a type of damage to evergreen foliage that typically occurs over winter. Common symptoms are browning and dying from the tips of the foliage inward. Several factors cause winter burn on evergreens, including winter ‘thaws’ while the ground is frozen, dry soil in autumn, a long period of very cold temperatures, […]

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Basket of Various Winter crops

Green Thumb Gardening – Winter Vegetable Series – Online

The Green Thumb Gardening class series will give you the practical knowledge to keep your home garden thriving! Dane County Extension educators and local horticulture experts will provide in depth and accessible information for everyone from the novice to the experienced gardener. Register for the complete class series at a discounted price ($80.00) or individual classes […]

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Fertilizing Lawns

Lawns really benefit from fertilization at least once a year with nitrogen-containing products to maintain turf density, shade out weed seedlings and prevent runoff. If you only do it once, it is best to do it now, between Labor Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day on October 10.  Apply no more than one pound of actual […]

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Engaging Conversation through Art: The CarbonEra Cafe

by Sharon Lezberg, Community Development Educator Climate conversations can be initiated in so many different ways. Some conversations are prompted by a powerful question. Other conversations emerge due to circumstances, such as a flood, fire, or other evidence of environmental change. Some of the most powerful conversations are inspired by a creative catalyst, such as […]

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Local Communities: Key Players in Addressing Climate Change

by Sharon Lezberg, Community Development Educator There’s no doubt that Individual actions such as eliminating air travel, reducing car miles, and eating less meat can result in significant carbon reductions. I know from my own experience that when my friends and colleagues are taking action, it motivates me to follow their lead. Individual actions can […]

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