Master Gardener Volunteer Week

Master Gardener Volunteer Week April 5-9, 2021

Wednesday, April 7 is “Thank a Master Gardener Volunteer Day.” Extension wants to recognize all of our Master Gardener Volunteers for their dedication and contributions to Wisconsin.   Master Gardener Volunteers are an important part of University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension Kenosha and Racine Counties.  Through hours of community service by answering diagnostic questions, educating the public […]

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Spring into Gardening Speakers Bios

SPRING INTO GARDENING – 2021 – BIOS DOUG SOLDAT Doug Soldat is a professor and extension specialist in the Department of Soil Science at UW-Madison. His research, teaching, and extension programs deal with improving the agronomic, economic, and environmental sustainability of maintaining turfgrass. He is a native Wisconsinite and earned his Ph.D. in Horticulture at […]

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2021 Landscape Short Course Speakers Bio

Course Speakers Nina Lauren Bassuk, Ph.D. Nina is a professor in the Horticulture Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Dr. Bassuk is also a professor and program leader of the Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University and sits on the board of the New York […]

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Rent Smart – Train the Trainer

Rent Smart focuses on the knowledge and skills essential for a successful renting experience. Join us on December 3-4 to learn to facilitate the Rent Smart program effectively in your organization and community. Register HERE Learn more about the Rent Smart program HERE

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Japanese Beetle

Managing Japanese Beetle Adults & Grubs

Managing Japanese Beetle Adults & Grubs While Minimizing Impacts on Pollinators Vijai Pandian, UW Madison Extension and PJ Liesch, UW Madison Entomology Established in Wisconsin in 1990’s, the Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) is a voracious defoliator of many landscape and garden plants. Roses, birches, lindens, grapes, raspberries, Norway maples, beans, apples, plums, crabapples, elms, beech, […]

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Highlights of Taking Care of You

Highlights of Taking Care of You will be offered virtually beginning July 20th and will take place Mondays and Wednesdays through August 12th at 1pm. Please visit https://go.wisc.edu/w5z64m to register. Taking Care of You (TCY) is a research-based program that offers practical strategies and experiences to help people deal with the stress in their lives. Managing […]

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Message to Our Community

Extension Kenosha County shares in the heartbreak of the tragic and senseless loss of Black lives. The thousands of individuals who have come together to stand up for justice gives us hope that we can end the systemic racism that plagues our communities and our country. As community educators, we are committed to the values […]

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2020 Youth Tractor Safety Program

Registration is open for the 2020 youth tractor safety program, which begins June 2. This program will be a combination of online classroom instruction, in-person driving practice, and an in-person written and driving exam. More information & registration.

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UW-Madison Extension provides tailored community resources to respond to COVID-19

In response to the unprecedented effects of the COVID-19 virus outbreak, UW-Madison Division of Extension temporarily overhauled its service delivery model. By moving youth development trainings to an online format and preparing easy-to-use roadmaps for financial assistance, Extension researchers and educators provide valuable resources at a confusing and concerning time. School and business closures in […]

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