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!

  • CONTINUING ED OPPORTUNITY - RBG Botanic Talk: Gardening for Pollinators August 14, 2018
    Bumble bee on a Mexican sunflower.Photo courtesy of Rotary Botanical Gardens.Rotary Gardens Event: Botanic Talk: Gardening for PollinatorsWednesday, August 226:30-8:00 p.m.Rotary Botanical Gardens1455 Palmer Drive Janesville, WI 53545Pollinators include butterflies, hummingbirds, bees and even flies, beetles and wasps.How important are pollinators to life ar […]
    MG Mary
  • LOOKING FOR HOURS? Consider attending UW Dept. of Horticulture Field Days August 14, 2018
    This year the UW Dept. of Horticulture will see not one, but two different field day events at the UW’s West Madison Ag Research Station in the month of August.West Madison 2016 Field Day.The first is the general Horticultural Open House & Garden Field Day on Saturday, August 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.A free, family-friendly event, visitors can tou […]
    MG Mary
  • RECAP Garden Open House August 14, 2018
    RECAP Garden Open HouseWednesday August 224-7 p.m.If you’ve never been out to the RECAP garden, next to Janesville’s community garden, this is a great day to go take a look!The vegetable garden supports a weekly CSA program, farm-to-table dinner, and donates produce to local food pantries. There’s always something different growing: That’s a radish!? I had n […]
    MG Mary
  • REMINDER: Honoring Shirley Stekel August 14, 2018
    Shirley working at Rotary Botanical Gardens.Most of you know MGV and RPMGA member Shirley Stekel passed on June 15 (see June 17 post at A memorial service for Shirley will take place Sunday, August 19, at the Cravath Lakefront Community Center in Whitewater, WI, from 11:30 to 2:30.Her husband Frank said “Please tell her friends and colle […]
    MG Mary
  • CONTINUING ED. REMINDER: State Bee Inspector, August 30 August 14, 2018
    Bee Inspector at work.RPMGA August Program:A Talk with the Bee InspectorThursday, August 305:30-7:00 p.m.Did you know that Wisconsin’s Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has two bee inspectors on staff? The inspector for the southern half of the state is Daniel Ziehli, and he will be coming to share his expertise in things that go bu […]
    MG Mary