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Master Gardener Help Line

If you have a lawn, garden, flower, vegetable, tree, shrub, bug or grub question, certified Master Gardener volunteers are available to answer your call at 920-924-5622 (or e-mail) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting after Memorial Day and running until Labor Day. The volunteers’ hours vary so leave a message or better yet send an […]

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USDA Unveils New Plant Hardiness Zone Map

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2012–The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released the new version of its Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM), updating a useful tool for gardeners and researchers for the first time since 1990 with greater accuracy and detail. The new map—jointly developed by USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Oregon State University’s (OSU) […]

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2011 Master Gardener Accomplishments

In 2011, the Fond du Lac County Master Gardener volunteers (MGV) logged 3,544 hours of community service and 468 hours of teaching to youth and adults. Here are a few highlights from their 2011 annual report: This spring the Fond du Lac Public Library requested help in designing and planting the current beds near the […]