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Horticulture

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

  • Answers to gardening questions (May thru Oct) from Dane County residents via the Horticulture Hotline 608-224-3721, Email horticulture@countyofdane.com or walk-in assistance.
  • General Master Gardener Volunteer Training
  • Educational Programs for the general public
  • Green Industry Educational Programs
  • Dane County Tree Board Staffing and Emerald Ash Borer education
  • Development and maintenance of the Dane County UWEX teaching garden
  • Local Foods Programming
  • School garden training and assistance
  • Public presentations by Master Gardener Volunteers on topics such as seed starting, composting, container gardening, square foot gardening, seed saving, and how to become a Master Gardener Volunteer.

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

Our Staff:
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Lisa Johnson, Horticulture Educator 
608-224-3715
johnson.lisa@countyofdane.com

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
608-224-3709
muellenberg@countyofdane.com

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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