Events, News

Outagamie County Annual Plant Sale

The Outagamie County Master Gardeners Association will be holding their 15th Annual Plant Sale from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 18, 2013, on the UWEX grounds at 3365 West Brewster Street inAppleton. This sale offers a wide variety of new types of perennial and annual flowers, shade plants, vegetable plants, herbs, and grasses along with garden compost, info demos, vendors, garden treasures, and yard sale items all at reasonable prices. 

Plant Diagnostic Clinic throughout the day – get answers to your general plant questions about care, insect or disease problems 

Numerous vendors will be set up, offering garden-related merchandise 

Garden related demonstrations 

A Garden Flea Market offering new and gently used garden art, tools and numerous other garden items 

Master Gardeners will be available throughout the sale to answer gardening questions and personally help shoppers select plants for individual garden sites.

See www.ocmga.net for latest information.

Events

Outagamie County Master Gardeners Conference

The Outagamie County Master Gardeners announce their annual Garden Expectations Conference to be held Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 8:45am – 3:30pm at Liberty Hall, 800 Eisenhower Drive, Kimberly, WI. This year’s expert presenters will cover a myriad of topics to aid gardeners in growing both ornamental and edible plantings. Cost is $35 and includes continental breakfast, lunch, & refreshments. See www.ocmga.net for registration information.

Conference Schedule – March 16, 2013

8:00am – Registration

8:45am – Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00am – “The Original Come Back Kid” Presenter: Nate Bremer

10:30am – “The Secrets Behind Birds & Blooms” Presenter: Stacy Tornio

11:45am – Lunch Served (included with registration)

12:45pm – “French Intensive Gardening” Presenter: Bill Wright

2:15pm – “Answers from the Experts” Presenter: Panel Discussion

3:30pm – Conference Closes

Events

Garden Discoveries: An Educational Tour

The Outagamie County Master Gardeners Association will be hosting their 4th Annual “Garden Discoveries: an Educational Garden Tour” on Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. 

The public is invited to tour six select gardens in the Fox Cities. Each garden offers a unique horticultural lesson and all are truly great examples of sound gardening principals and beauty. 

For a $5 entry fee (to further develop the Community Garden Partnership) and two items of non-perishable food (to be donated to local food pantries), guests will experience beautiful area gardens with an opportunity to learn horticultural lessons during each visit. Admission and food items will be collected the day of Garden Discoveries at the first garden visited. 

More information on garden locations and descriptions can be found at www.ocmga.net