Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 17 -- the date of this
year's OCMGA Plant Sale! Starting at 8 a.m., the sale will be held
at the UW-Extension grounds at 3365 W. Brewster Street in Appleton.
As always, there will be a mix of annuals, perennials, vegetables,
herbs, and many other type of plant to add to your garden. On site
will also be vendors of garden products, yard art demonstrations,
and a garden yard sale. More information available on
On the first Saturday of each month (except July), join one of
our Master Gardener volunteers who will present topics related to
gardens and gardening. The presentation is held at the
Appleton Public Library from 10 - 11:30 a.m. There is no
Saturday, April 5: Site Preparation and Soil
Amending will be the topic of this program presented by
Tom Wentzel. This presentation will cover starting a new bed
as well as improving the soil in an existing bed.
On the first Monday of each month, join one of our Master
Gardener volunteers who will share photographs of gardens and
nature from places ranging from Australia to Canada to
Europe! The travelogue is held at the Appleton Public Library
from 7 - 8 p.m. There is no charge.
Monday, April 7 - Romantic Gardens of France.
Master Gardener Tom Wentzel will take you on a tour
of gardens from the Provence region along the Mediterranean Sea to
Paris. See the formal gardens of the Philippe Rothschild
Estate and Versailles, to informal gardens in a vineyard and the
home of Claude Monet. This is a side of France that you may
The Master Gardener program is an all-volunteer organization
sanctioned by Land Grant institutions in each state, and functions
as an extension of the college or university. In Wisconsin, the
program is sponsored by the University of
Wisconsin-Extension. The goal of the MG Program is to train
enthusiastic volunteers so they can, in turn, provide
research-based information on a wide variety of horticultural
topics to their communities. Find out how easy it is to
become a Master Gardener!
In addition to visiting our website, come join us on
Facebook. Enjoy photographs from recent events, and the
stories and photos posted by members. We also have
information about interesting websites, current events happening in
the world of gardening and gardeners, and tidbits gathered from a
variety of sources.
We're one of 52 chapters of the Wisconsin
Master Gardener Program. Master Gardeners Volunteers are
trained volunteers who assist staff at the University of
Wisconsin-Extension by helping the community understand
horticulture and its significance to the environment. Master
Gardener Volunteers are involved in a variety of community
activities, including youth and adult education projects.
Within our organization are experts on a wide-ranging variety of
topics; please contact us if you need a Speaker for your next