Apply for the 2017 Community Garden Enhancement Grant!

Are you a community garden leader in Dane County working to improve your garden but need funding? Do you have a dream project that you’ve been waiting to make happen? Your garden may be a good candidate for a micro-grant from The Gardens Network Fund, a Dane County-wide garden fund held in trust by Madison […]

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Portrait of Donale Richards

Summer intern focuses on gardening, healthy eating and leadership skills for youth in Dane County

Dane County UW-Extension welcomes Donale Richards to the team for the summer. Donale is working with other Dane County UW-Extension Educators and community partners to develop hands-on gardening, healthy eating and leadership development activities for youth involved in gardening programs. He works directly with youth in garden-based activities and provides training and youth mentoring support in the Meadowood and […]

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Cover Crops for the Home Vegetable Garden

Cover crops have long been used on organic vegetable farms as a way to hold soil in place, improve soil’s physical structure, and even to increase fertility. With a little planning, they can achieve all these same benefits in a vegetable garden. The only tricky part is figuring out when and where to fit them into […]

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2017 Green Thumb Gardening Classes

Are you a home gardener looking to become more experienced? This spring, Dane County UW-Extension is hosting the Green Thumb Gardening class series! Taught by University of Wisconsin educators and local experts, this lecture series will give you the practical knowledge to keep your home garden thriving across the seasons.

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Dane County UW-Extension Releases 2015 Annual Report

We are excited to share our 2015 Annual Report with you. This year’s report highlights just a few of the great programs happening here in Dane County. Annual Report 2015 Want a paper copy? Just send a request by email to Carrie Edgar at edgar@countyofdane.com

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