Master Gardeners Get Jump on 2008 Garden Season
February 19, 2008, Hurley Wisconsin
While most gardeners are sitting at their kitchen tables
reading through the avalanche of seed catalogs received this
winter, members of the Range Master Gardeners met at the
Iron County Courthouse to plan for the busy season that lies
ahead. Neither snow nor sub-freezing temperatures could keep
this group of garden-faithful from their "Season Opener".
Although the Master Gardeners have their own gardens to
plan and purchase seeds for, their first priority is serving
the northland's gardening needs.
Each season the Range Master Gardeners spend
accumulatively thousands of volunteer hours on projects from
Montreal to Ontonagon. Many of the projects involve working
with school children at many of the local school districts.
The Master Gardeners also work at the Ironwood Pocket Park,
the Ontonagon Town Garden, the Grandview Hospital, Bessemer
City Hall and many, many other community projects.
Both Michigan and Wisconsin Master Gardeners are required
to complete a specified number of hours of continuing
At last night's meeting Lynn Adams of the Wisconsin
Extension Office and Joyce Price of the Michigan
Extension Office informed the Master Gardeners of the many
upcoming agricultural and horticultural events that would
qualify for education credit. These events will of course be
post here on Ironwoodinfo.com
The Range Master Gardeners is a master gardener
organization that is comprised of both Michigan and
Wisconsin Master Gardeners. You can keep up with this years
events and enjoy the many photographs of their community
projects at their very popular web Site:
An important reminder that on
February 21st 8:00 p.m. at
the Iron County, Wisconsin Courthouse. meeting room
Gardening Expert and Master Gardener Tom Syverud will
speak about “Organic Gardening”-
Tom Syverud, Extension and
Outreach Educator has worked for UW-Madison in northern
Wisconsin for 30 years. After receiving his Masters degree
in Soil Science from Madison, he worked for many years at
the UW Ashland Agricultural Research Station managing the
gardens and research projects, and conducting educational
programs. For the past 13 years he has worked for University
Extension, teaching the Master Gardener Class and working on
international small-scale vegetable gardening projects in
Kenya, Nicaragua, Jamaica and Haiti.
Bring your questions for
the expert ! Admission is free.
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