Lafayette County Master Gardner Program – use the application form below and contact the UW-Extension office for more information.
Please use the link to find the registration materials. Call the office at (608) 776-4820 for more information.
Growing Strong & Healthy
|Did you know that gardeners eat twice as many servings of vegetables as people who do not garden? Gardeners also get twice as many hours of exercise as people who do not garden.
UW-Extension educates Lafayette County residents about gardening as a way to enhance self-sufficiency, health, family traditions and neighborhood dynamics. We also rent garden plots and help residents develop their own community gardens.
LAFAYETTE MASTER GARDENER PROGRAM
Officers of the Lafayette County Master Gardener Association are:
- President – Jean-Margret Beech
- President elect – Deane Jorgenson
- Treasurer – Karen Johnson
- Secretary – Chris Hulet
- Program Chairperson – Carol Kranz
- Outreach – Bob Beech
- To find out more about being a master gardener in Lafayette County contact the Lafayette County UW-Extension Office
More Answers to Your Questions
Plant Problems & Identification
Let UW-Extension horticulturists and Master Gardeners identify your plants, insects and plant problems! Bring your plant and insect samples to our office Monday through Friday, 8 am – 4:30 p.m. Fees may apply to samples that are sent on the University Lab.
UW-Extension offers a wide variety of publications on yard and garden topics. Most publications can be downloaded for free, but some are only available for purchase. For a complete list, visit the UW-Extension Publications web site.
Hort Team Factsheets
Garden Facts are a series of free factsheets developed by the Urban Horticulture Team of UW-Extension for home gardeners. They are short, concise and easy to read, with an emphasis on answers to questions that homeowners often ask about horticulture issues. These factsheets may be downloaded and printed from the Garden Facts web site.
Have Your Soil Tested
Request a soil test mailer kit by contacting the UW Plant & Soil Analysis Lab directly. Go to the Soil Lab web site where you will find info-sheets, instructions, and lists of fees and services offered by the Lab. You can fill out the forms online or download them and submit your sample by mail. The basic lawn and garden soil test for Wisconsin residents is $15.00.
Check today’s weather and the 7-day forecast for Milwaukee at the National Weather Service web site.
Find more answers to your yard and garden questions at the web sites listed in our Horticulture Help Links.
RELATED HORTICULTURE LINKS OF INTEREST
- UW – Department of Entomology Insect Diagnostic Lab
- UW – Extension Horticultural Publications
- UW – Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest
- UW – Plant Disease and Diagnostic Clinic
- UW – Soil and Plant Analysis Laboratory
- UW – The Wisconsin Gardener – Public TV
- UW – Urban Horticulture
- UW – Urban Horticulture Updates
- UWEX – Wisconsin Native Plant Sources
- Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
- Wisconsin Master Gardener Program
- Wisconsin Horticulture Calendar – Other events of interest
- University of Connecticut Plant Database
- Ohio State University Plant Dictionary
- USDA Plants Database
- Weed Science Society of America
- Wisconsin Phenological Society