September 9th: Supporting the Wisconsin School Garden Network

Summary:

This last weeks of weather brought both the drying out of autumn and the rains after that change of pressure.  This is helping mature many crops and pushing many bugs out of activity.  These conditions are bringing in the fall a bit early this year but weather has still been phenomenal.  Join our host Diana Alfuth as Nathan Larson a part of the Wisconsin School Garden Network goes over what benefits the initiative hopes to implement!

  • Introduction (00:00)

  • County Reports (00:25)

  • Specialists Reports (10:25)

    • PJ Liesch, UW-Madison/Extension Insect Diagnostic Lab

  • Special Guest: (20:20) Nathan Larson – Director of the Cultivate Health Initiative

  • Announcements: (50:05)

    • Interested in Farm to School? October is Farm to School month.  The regional Farm to School network is trying to push for the Great Apple Crunch.  Janesville school district has gotten a lot of students involved and attempting to talk about gardens and farming.  This event is basically a large outreach event for school age children and gets kids excited about crunching apples all at the same time.  
  • Wrap-up: (51:03)

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