2020 Educational Opportunities
Growing & Harvesting Sweet Potatoes
Watch: Sweet Potatoes
Growing Healthy Plants: Basics in Plant Disease Management
Dr. Brian Hudelson, Director of the UW Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic will share tips that will help you take care of your plants for the remainder of this growing season, and also help you be better equipped for next growing season!
Watch: Growing Healthy Plants
GARDEN TIPS, TRICKS & HACKS
Watch: Tips, Tricks & Hacks
JAPANESE BEETLES 101
An In-Depth Look at a Top Yard & Garden Pest
Japanese Beetles are the number one pest plaguing yards and gardens across Wisconsin right now! P.J. Liesch, Director of the UW Madison Insect Diagnostics Lab, will present everything homeowners need to know about this pest via YouTube.
Join us as we take an in-depth look at Japanese beetles—a major yard and garden pest in the Midwest. The history of this insect and its biology and life cycle will be discussed as well as management approaches to help protect plants in your own yard and garden.
Watch: JAPANESE BEETLES
SECRET SAUCE TO MORE TOMATOES
Upgrade your tomato skills beyond sticking plants in the ground and hoping for the best. Tips and tricks for warding off disease, dealing with pests, trellising, and saving seeds for next year. This presentation was led by Debra Schneider, a Southeastern Wisconsin Master Gardener.
Watch: Tomato Growing TipsResources: https://www.waukeshacountygreenteam.org/permaculture-gardening (They are listed under the heading: Permaculture and Gardening Group Handouts and Resources, about half-way down the page)
VIRTUAL GARDEN WALK
Miss the garden walks that happen in summer? Here’s a germ-free version. Our Virtual Garden Walk tours the gardens of three local Master Gardeners. See breathtaking gardens, get inspired, and learn some tricks.
Watch: Virtual Garden Walk
DESIGNING WITH HOSTA
The American Hosta Society held its first-ever virtual event, Hosta Talk. Tammy Borden presented “Designing with Hosta” and shared about some design challenges such as using hosta in sun or dealing with root competition, along with design principles that could help you create a show-stopping garden.
Watch: Designing with Hosta
In this presentation you’ll learn about the importance of pollinators. First we’ll learn about Wisconsin bee species and their important ecological role, then we’ll learn about strategies on how to protect them, and then we’ll wrap up with a discussion on selecting trees that bees and other pollinators love.? PJ Liesch, Director, UW-Madison, Insect Diagnostics Laboratory ? Christelle Guedot, Associate Professor, UW-Madison Department of Entomology ? Laura Jull, Associate Professor, UW-Madison Horticulture Department
Watch: SHADE GARDENING
Duration 1 hr 28 min 13 sec • Recording password: cDN8US4m
Watch: Jumping Worm WebinarThese videos are referenced in the webinar. Two show movement of the jumping worms when disturbed. The other shows a jumping worm dropping its tail.