Free Online Gardening Programs

Join Wisconsin Horticulture Extension for the next series of free online gardening programs!

These free online gardening programs typically consist of a presentation, followed by time for live Q&A with the presenter. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. If you can’t attend during the scheduled time slot, we will send the recorded version shortly after. This series is open to the public and is suitable for gardeners of all skill levels. We hope to see you there!

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Designing Native Plant Gardens 

for Pollinators

Wednesday March 20, Noon–1 p.m.

You can design a native plant garden that will be a pollinator magnet. Native plants are beautiful, low-maintenance, adaptable and great sources of nutrition and habitat for butterflies, bees, moths, hummingbirds and more! Join us to learn about design principles, and some native plants that are great to grow for pollinators and can thrive in sunny or shady conditions.

Understanding the Emerald Ash Borer: 

From Identification to Action

Monday, April 1, 1–2 p.m.

Join us for an informative presentation on the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in Wisconsin. Learn how to identify ash trees, recognize the signs and symptoms of EAB, and understand the biology of this invasive insect. We’ll also discuss what to do when EAB affects your trees and the strengths and weaknesses of management options. Don’t miss this opportunity to arm yourself with knowledge against this invasive pest!

What’s the Deal with No Mow May?

Wednesday, April 3, Noon–1 p.m.

Have you heard of “No Mow May”? While it has become a catchy phrase in Wisconsin that encourages homeowners to pause lawn mowing during May, does this practice actually support pollinators? Join us for this discussion with our expert panelists from UW-Madison to find out! We will discuss how an unmowed lawn impacts (or may impact) pollinators and how you can support pollinators all year long.

Establishing a Bee Lawn — Current Research and Practical Techniques

Thursday, April 25, Noon–1 p.m.

This program focuses on the research and practical methods behind bee lawns. Topics include optimal timing for planting, whether to overseed an existing lawn or start from scratch, and other establishment practices. Learn recommendations for different sites and information about purchasing pre-made bee lawn mixes or mixing your own. This webinar is a must-attend for those looking to make their outdoor spaces more pollinator friendly.

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This webinar series is hosted by UW-Madison, Division of Extension, Horticulture Program. Visit our website for upcoming events and learning opportunities

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