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2017 Master Gardener Level 1 Training

An orientation for those wanting to learn more about the Master Gardener Program will be on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 6:30 pm in room AE-205/206 at UW-Fond du Lac. There is no cost to attend the orientation. The deadline to register for the program is August 23, 2017 or when the limit of 25 students is reached. […]

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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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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 […]


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 […]


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:  master.gardener@uwc.edu    


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 […]


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 […]