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. […]

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 […]


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 […]

Green Thumb Gardening: Vegetable Garden Series

The Green Thumb Gardening class series will help you to keep your home garden thriving! UW-Madison Extension educators will provide in-depth, practical information for the novice to the experienced gardener. Simultaneous interpretation can be requested. Register for the complete live online class series at a discounted price or for individual classes. Classes are recorded (except […]

Testing Seed Viability

Seed starting time is coming! Do you know if your seeds are viable? Here are some tips to keep in mind. Fresh seed germinates best. Seed packets are labeled with the date they are best used by. Though seeds are usually viable longer than that date, some species lose viability faster, and germination decreases for […]

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