Deadly E. Coli Outbreak

At the start of the new year, the centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the federal Food and Drug Administration announced an investigation into toxic E. coli infections in the U.S. Since November, 58 people in the U.S. and Canada have become ill from a dangerous strain of E. Coli. Two people have died […]

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Master Gardener 2018 Training

Ever been curious about what is growing in the backyard? Have you ever wanted to learn more about plants or flowers, bugs/insects or even lawn care and gardening? Join the elite and become a Master Gardener! Level 1 Master Gardener training will be in the Spring for Rock and Walworth Counties. Mandatory Orientation will be […]

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Beginning Market Growers

Many people may already possess a “green thumb” but to be successful beginning growers need to make smart decisions about business planning, marketing, pricing, capitalization, and labor…especially in today’s crowded marketplaces. This intensive, 3-day workshop provides a comprehensive look at what it takes to start and operate a sustainable business growing and selling fresh vegetables. The program emphasizes organic […]

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Phoenix Middle School Harvest Success

    Through a multi-organization county effort, Phoenix Middle School in Delavan WI was able to take part in a new community Garden this year. The garden was made possible because of a $4000 GardenWIse grant received from the University of Wisconsin-Extension office. Families participated in owning their own piece of the garden and could […]

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Phoenix Middle School Community Garden

Phoenix Middle School Community Garden has 5 garden beds available, please call us at 262-741-4957 for more information! FoodWise, UW-Extension Walworth County, Phoenix Middle School, UW-Extension Horticulture Program, Master Garden Volunteers, DDCA , Fit Families, and Delavan community, Thanks for your support! El Jardín Comunitario de “Phoenix Middle School” tiene 5 jardines disponibles, por favor […]

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Canning season is coming!

Start planning now for home canning, food preservation season UW-Extension website offers recipes, how-to videos and more When it comes to flavor and taste, few things compare to home-canned produce fresh from the garden. The home canning and preserving season will be here before we know it, so now is a good time to start […]

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COMMUNITY GARDEN OPEN HOUSE!

Walworth County and FoodWIse UW-Extension, in collaboration with several county organizations will host a community garden open house. Join us for some Garden fun & learning. We will have activities for the kids and even some taste-testing nibbles! Saturday June 17th, 9:00-11:00 AM Phoenix Middle School (Near Soccer Field) Delavan, WI 53115 Check out our […]

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Gardening 101: Attracting Butterflies, Birds & Bees to your Landscape

As the days get longer and the temperature rises, it’s the perfect time to think about gardening! Please join us on Thursday, April 27th at 6:30 pm  for a special program to help you get started, and to attract some beneficial animals to your yard. Library staff and Master Gardeners, Lisa Selje and Lisa Lynn, will […]

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Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer, a serious pest of ash trees has been confirmed Walworth County and several other counties of Southeast Wisconsin. Homeowners can take steps to provide their trees with a measure of security but it must be done proactively.

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