Rock Prairie Association

Rock Prairie Master Gardener AssociationThe Rock Prairie Association is the local organization of Master Gardener Volunteers.

Rock Prairie Master Gardener Association members volunteer in cooperation with University of Wisconsin-Extension to provide research-based educational and community service opportunities to its members and the surrounding gardening community.


Learn about the latest RPMGA happenings through their blog!

  • Field trip to West Ag a real treat September 14, 2017
    For those who didn't get a chance to join us for our trip to the University of Wisconsin West Agricultural Station - it was a real treat.  We received a guided tour, but you don't need to use a guide to tour the grounds. You can walk the gardens without a guide since all exhibits have signs telling what each plant is and in many cases when the plan […]
    MG Mary
  • Still seeking volunteers for Beloit Farmer's Market September 7, 2017
    We've been lucky enough this year to be included as vendors at both the Janesville and Beloit Farmer's Markets.  Our final date for the year is in Beloit on Oct. 7.We are still looking for volunteers to staff the booth.  Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. but in order to be set up and be ready we usually arrive at least a half hour early and many of […]
    MG Mary
  • Last Tour of the Summer - West Ag Research Station - Sept. 14 August 28, 2017
    2013 UW-WARS Flower TrialsThe University of Wisconsin maintains a series of agricultural research stations in various places throughout the state. The Hancock station does a lot of potato research. The Bayfield station looks closely at apple varieties. Fortunately for us, the station with the greatest focus on horticulture is just on the far west side of Mad […]
    MG Mary
  • FIELD TRIP REMINDER - August 13, Sunflower Days at Pope Farm Conservancy August 9, 2017
    Hello everyone!!Just a quick reminder that we'll be traveling to Pope Farm Conservancy for Sunflower Days on Sunday, August 13.Come prepared to walk.  Bring sunblock, water, insect spray and whatever else you might need to protect yourself from the sun. We'll see nine acres of sunflowers at their peak.Carpooling is encouraged.  We'll meet at t […]
    MG Mary
  • August event - Pope Farm Conservancy, 8-13-17 July 27, 2017
    Half a Million Sunflowers in Bloom!Nine acres of sunflowers glowing in the sunlight are the key feature of RPMGA’s August field trip. On Sunday, August 13, we’re heading out to the Pope Farm Conservancy, a little west of Madison, to catch these beauties at their peak. The former farm is uniquely situated on 105 acres that span three watersheds, three recessi […]
    MG Mary