Sowing success! Evidence-based gardening essentials

Are you interested in learning more about gardening? Register here!

What will I learn in this course?

At the end of the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Link gardening practices and biology to preventing plant problems.
  • Explain how to select, grow, and maintain the health of different kinds of plants.
  • Identify strategies to manage plant problems.
  • Explain what Integrated Pest Management is and how it benefits you and the environment.

Learn about growing plants in a way that helps you plan for gardening success, prevent plant problems before they start, and manage issues when they happen. You’ll leave the course with a combination of practical gardening skills to try plus the knowledge of why they work.

Course overview

What: You’ll work the assigned readings and video lectures hosted on Youtube prior to the weekly sessions. At the in person meetings, you’ll have an opportunity to work through hands-on activities designed to reinforce the concepts introduced in the course materials. You’ll learn about: 

  • General Gardening Practices
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Soils
  • Botany
  • Insects
  • Plant Diseases
  • Wildlife
  • Weeds
  • Herbaceous & Woody Ornamentals
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Lawns

When: Monday evenings, 5pm -7:30 pm September 9-November 25
Where: Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library, 105 S Maple Ave, Marshfield
Who: Sowing success! Evidence-based gardening essentials is open to everyone! This course is considered an approved learning opportunity for the Wisconsin Extension Master Gardener Program in preparation to become a Wisconsin Extension Master Gardener.  Visit the Wisconsin Master Gardener Website for more information.
Cost: $125
Register for Sowing Success: Evidence-based gardening essentials

Please reach out to Janell Wehr, Wood County Extension horticulture educator, at or 715.241.8440 with any questions.

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