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Lifelong Gardening

On Monday, November 11, in conjunction with Rotary Botanical Gardens, Rock Prairie Master Gardener Association will host the Southeast Wisconsin Master Gardeners, who will present Lifelong Gardening – an award winning presentation on how adaptive tools can make gardening as we age easier, more convenient and safer. The Lifelong Gardening Committee of the Southeast Wisconsin […]

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2019 Prairie Walk

The 2019 Prairie Walk has been scheduled on Tuesday July 23 in Burlington. Registration will begin at 8:30AM followed by our program at 9AM. We have some very special guests this year that will speak on pollinators and conservation. This year we will meet at Jeff and Molly Keller’s property on Spring Prairie Road. W775 […]

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Tractor Safety Course 2019

Our goal in offering the Tractor & Machinery Safety Certification Course is two-fold. First, it provides parents with an opportunity to meet State and Federal mandates for children who will be operating farm equipment. Second, and equally important, our efforts are meant to keep our children safe on the farm and the busy highways we deal […]

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Soil Health Workshop in Fort Atkinson

Interested in improving soil health? You’re invited to attend the Soil Health Workshop in Fort Atkinson on March 5th from 4:30-8:00pm with registration at 4:00pm. REGISTER HERE! Soil Health Event Postcard Agenda:  4:30-6:00 pm Soil Health: The What, Why and Hows: Hear from local farmers about how they are using cover crops and no-till to build […]

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Urban Forestry Workshops

UW-Extension and the WI Department of Natural Resources brings you several tree planting workshops happening this fall. Community public works, park employees and others should be very excited about these informative workshops. The workshops consist of classroom instruction and outdoor demonstrations on planting techniques, tree species, post-plant maintenance and treatment, nursery stock inspection and more! […]

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The Bronze Birch Borer

What is it? Bronze Birch Borer (Agrilus anxious) is a serious pest of birch trees in the Midwest. It can severely injure or kill most birch species; European white birch varieties are particularly susceptible. They are commonly found on ornamental white birch trees in neighborhood areas. Bronze birch borer attacks stressed trees, and the source of […]

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Emerald Ash Borer!

Have you heard of the Emerald Ash Borer? You should if you have ever been to a camp, park or trail location in WI and across the United States and Canada. Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) is an invasive, wood boring beetle. It kills ash trees (Fraxinus spp) by eating the tissues under the bark. […]

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Gypsy Moth Caterpillar Season

June is a critical moment during the year for Gypsy Moth control. In June, gypsy moth caterpillars can be seen on tree trunks, sides of buildings, benches, playground equipment, or any outdoor furniture. The UW-Extension office has already received multiple samples of gypsy moth caterpillars from citizens that are unaware of the problem that they […]

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Natureland and County Parks Cleanup

Walworth County Volunteer Services needs your help! There are parks in Walworth County that you can call hidden gems. Volunteer Services needs help maintaining the parks with trail maintenance, invasive species removal, and park improvements. Enjoy the rewarding opportunity to spend some time outdoors at any of these beautiful parks and know that you made […]

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2018 Prairie Walk

The 2018 Prairie Walk is right around the corner! There is a very exciting and interesting theme this year. This year’s theme is WETLANDS, WOODLANDS and WILDLIFE. The walk will take place on Century Oaks Farm in Burlington, WI by Dyer Lake. This event will occur rain or shine so dress appropriately for the weather. […]

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