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Junior Master Gardener Program Starting Soon

Looking for a free interactive, educational program for your child this summer? If you answered yes, then you’ll want to check out UW-Extension’s Junior Master Gardener (JMG) Program. It is a summer-long gardening/cooking program for youth, ages 8-12 years, that teaches them to “dig in the dirt”, care for plants, cook in the kitchen and […]

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2017 Day in the Garden

The Day in the Garden is an annual event presented by the Fond du Lac County Master Gardener Association. Celebrate the coming of Spring! Enjoy a variety of speakers, have lunch, browse vendors and participate in the raffle and silent auction. Have a great time with other gardeners! See 2017 Day in the Garden brochure for further […]


Agricultural Needs Assessment Survey

This survey was created by Dr. Loretta Ortiz-Ribbing, the new UW-Extension (UWEX) Crops & Soils Area Agent whose position is split 50:50 between Dodge and Fond du Lac Counties, and by Amanda Young, the new UWEX Dairy & Livestock Agent located in Dodge County. In order to help us provide useful and effective programming, it […]

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Master Gardener Training for January 2017 Canceled

Training has been canceled due to lack of interest at this time. The training will be offered in 2018 again. Registration is now closed for area residents interested in becoming Certified Master Gardeners with the University of Wisconsin – Extension. Level One Training will begin on Monday, January, 23, 2017 and continue weekly on Monday evenings […]


2016 Day In The Garden

This annual event is presented by the Fond du Lac County Master Gardener Association. Celebrate the coming of Spring. Enjoy a variety of speakers, have lunch, browse vendors, raffle, and silent auction. Have a great time with other gardeners. See 2016 Day in the Garden brochure for further details.


Fond du Lac County Master Gardener Scholarship Offered

The Fond du Lac County Master Gardener Association offers this scholarship in order to support and encourage students of our County to pursue careers in horticulture and related fields. The scholarship of $500.00 is available to a Fond du Lac County resident, a graduating senior, or one who is already studying in the fields listed below […]


Emerald Ash Borer: Get your questions answered here

With the recent confirmations of emerald ash borer (EAB) in Fond du Lac and Winnebago Counties, homeowners may want to check-out the University of Wisconsin EAB web site for a plethora of research-based information and recommendations. If you have further questions or concerns, feel free to contact our office.


Master Gardener Help Line

If you have a lawn, garden, flower, vegetable, tree, shrub, bug or grub question, a certified Master Gardener volunteer will be available Mondays and Thursdays starting after Memorial Day and running through the growing season. Please call 920-929-3171 with your gardening questions. E-mail your question and pictures to:    


Storing Fruits and Vegetables from the Home Garden

Many Wisconsin residents enjoy growing fruits and vegetables at home.Our growing season is relatively short, but many different kinds of produce can be stored at home – allowing us to enjoy good produce well after the harvest has finished. For more information on preserving produce longer go to: Storing Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

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Extension Responds – Drought Resources

Southern Wisconsin is now in drought conditions that rival those of 1988. These conditions pose challenges for all Wisconsin residents, both urban and rural. Potential crop losses may prove stressful to cash grain farmers as they struggle to meet commitments, and for livestock farmers who require large amounts of quality feed and forage. Urban residents […]