UW Family Gardening Day

Spring has sprung! Area gardeners are invited to celebrate the arrival of the gardening season—and gather a cornucopia of helpful ideas—at the UW Family Gardening Day on Saturday, May 9, on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

The free, family-friendly event runs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the university’s Allen Centennial Gardens, Steenbock Memorial Library, and D.C. Smith Instructional Greenhouse, where UW-Madison and UW-Extension experts and volunteers will be on hand to answer all kinds of questions about plants, soils, weeds and pests; offer advice and tips for gardens large and small; and host a variety of demonstrations and displays, including topics such as limited-space gardens, edible gardens and ergonomic tools for lifelong gardening.

For more, visit the UW Family Gardening Day Facebook Page and webpage.

Additional Information at:  http://ecals.cals.wisc.edu/2015/05/04/uw-family-gardening-day-this-saturday/

Cranberry Industry Support

The Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association honored CALS and the college’s Department of Horticulture for “125 Cranberry_awardyears of positive contributions to the citizens of the state, agricultural and cranberry industry.” Dean Kate VandenBosch and horticulture chair Irwin Goldman attended the ceremony, where they were presented recognition plaques. The event took place during a luncheon at the association’s Wisconsin Cranberry School at the Holiday Inn in Stevens Point. There were 200 people in attendance.