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Defining therapeutic horticulture

  Shelley Ryan, host of the Wisconsin Gardener Program and Mike Maddox, Rock County’s Horticultural Educator with UW–Extension discuss what therapeutic horticulture is in this Wisconsin PBS short video Watch this short  and informative video

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Dunn County Jail Garden Project

Several of Dunn County Master Gardener Volunteers assist with the Dunn Co. Jail Garden Project by consulting about soil amendments, helping supervise and assist with Huber inmates with planting, weeding and harvesting the vegetables, as well as planting some fruit trees for future harvest. The produce is used by the jail for inmate meals but some food also […]

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Garden of Hope in Eau Claire

The Eau Clair Master Gardener Volunteer Association and the American Cancer Society (ACS) joined together to create a Garden of Hope. Over 30 MGVs and cancer survivors gathered at the Eau Claire Co. Exposition Center for a dedication reception to honor the Garden of Hope’s first growing season. With 800 daffodils spelling out the word […]

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Enabling garden at Phoenix Park Community Garden in Eau Claire

MGV Intern Karen J. Olson and City Council Member Andrew Werthmann teamed up to build seven raised beds at the Phoenix Park Community Garden location. Over 75 community volunteers came together this spring to make the beds and brick pathways to ready the gardens. The UW-Eau Claire Best Buddies group (a group of college students […]

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Garden club for 3rd graders in Beloit WI

For the past four years John Ramstad has been leading an effort on behalf of Community Action to build a community sharing garden in one of Beloit’s more challenged neighborhoods.  A host of volunteers, college students, and neighbors are now gardening five city lots with all of the produce being shared with neighbors. Last summer, […]

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Pre-kinder-‘gardeners’ grow garlic in Hurley WI

This article was originally printed in Your Daily Globe  11/2/2012. HURLEY – Pre-kindergarten students at the Hurley K-12 School got their hands dirty on Thursday planting garlic in the school garden. Deb Leonard, educator for the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program for the Iron County University of Wisconsin-Extension office, has taken every class from pre-k through […]

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Aspirus Grand View Hospital

 The Range Master Gardener association is a volunteer service organization comprised of Wisconsin and Michigan Master Gardeners who live in  Gogebic County, Michigan  and Iron County, Wisconsin. Each year, hospital employees and Range Master Gardener Volunteers garden together.  In 2010, Master Gardener volunteers participated in a massive grounds beautification project, installing 12,000 spring bulbs around the hospital and clinic.  Range Master Gardener […]

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Advocates for Women and Children Center

Ozaukee Master Gardener Volunteers maintain existing gardens as well as upgrade and plant new gardens while controlling invasive species at the Advocates for Women and Children Center.  The Advocates Center provides a safe place for victims of abuse and the gardens planted and maintained by Master Gardeners are part of the healing process for these […]

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