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The Dane County UWEX Horticulture Program offers a number of services including:

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Dane County Master Gardeners Installing a Rain Garden at the Lyman Anderson Center

For more information on a variety of horticulture topics visit the Wisconsin Horticulture website.

Our Staff:
Lisa Johnson, Horticulture Educator 

Lisa Johnson grew up in Madison’s southwest side. Lisa’s mother and grandfather were avid gardeners, and her love of plant life was encouraged by high-school biology teacher Marilyn Hanson. Lisa earned her undergraduate degree in horticulture at UW-Madison and worked at various local garden centers and nurseries before returning to the UW for a graduate degree in Agricultural Communications. She started her Cooperative Extension career first in Milwaukee County before returning to Dane County. Lisa started the Teaching Garden at Dane County UWEX in 2004 as an outdoor classroom for master gardeners, children and the general public. When not gardening, she enjoys playing folk music on guitar, autoharp and bowed psaltry and sharing quality time with her cats.

Joe Muellenberg, Horticulture Coordinator

Joe Muellenberg splits his work time between horticulture and 4-H Youth Development in Dane County. His 50% horticulture role includes working with school gardens and other community gardening projects, assisting with the Master Gardener program, and coordinating composting education. Joe is an active member of the GROW Coalition and the Madison Sweet Potato Project.

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