Barron County Master Gardener Volunteers

Mission Statement
The goal of this organization shall be to encourage, foster, support and promote Horticulture for all Master Gardener Volunteers and residents of Barron County and to promote UW-Extension from which we are founded.

Because of COVID-19 the Barron County Master Gardeners have cancelled all activities and meetings until further notice. May 2020 master gardeners may submit an approval form for activities or projects.  See form below. 

May Update for Continuing Education:

WI Master Gardener Program Continuing Education Policy May 2020

Master Gardener Approval Form for Activities and Projects:

Master Gardener Approval Form 2020

Annual Dues:  $20.00 due in October

Payable to:  Barron County Master Gardeners (BCMG)

Send to :  Millie Seabold, 2173 24th Avenue, Rice Lake, WI 54868

Officers and Directors:

President – Carolyn Swanberg

Vice President – Hali Dessecker

Secretary – Geri Nedland

Treasurer – Millie Seabold

Directors:  Cindy Giguere, Tammy Schutz, Gene Nelson, Carol Kettner

Other Contacts:

Historian – Carolyn Swanberg

Record Keeper – Laura Cutsforth

Newsletter – Carol Kettner

Sunshine – Jill Keefer

Publicity – Hali Dessecker

WIGMA State Board Rep:  Hali Dessecker

 

Master Gardener Program Schedule for 2020

Unless otherwise noted, monthly meetings are held at the Barron County Government Center, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

January 2020- (no membership meeting) Barron County Master Gardener Officers and Directors Meeting

February 6 – Sam Finazzo, Owner Grower at Fiona Gardens in rural Barron will present, Peonies:  Pride of Midwest Perennial Gardens.

March 5 – Kevin Schoessow of Spooner, WI Extension Ag Educator, Advisor to the North Country Master Gardeners, speaking about “Tomatoes.”

April 2 – Cancelled

April 4 – Spring Expo – cancelled

May 7 – Cancelled

June 2 – Cancelled

July 2 – Cancelled

August 6 – 6:00 pm Laura Cutsforth will host our potluck picnic and garden tour at her rural Birchwood home.

Sept. 3 – Karen Schleis will present, “Eat Your Weeds – Everyday Foraging.”

October 1 – Steve Betchkal of Eau Claire will present, All of this and Robins too:  Wisconsin Birds.

November 5 – Marilyn Saffert will present, “Perennials – the Good, The Bad, and the Unique.”

December 3 – Christmas Party and potluck with gift exchange.

2020 Master Gardener Agendas:

FEBRUARY 6, 2020

MARCH 5 2020 AGENDA

2020 Master Gardener Minutes:

MARCH 5 MEETING MINUTES

2019 Barron County Master Gardener Minutes

MARCH MINUTES

APRIL MINUTES

JUNE MINUTES

2019 Barron County Master Gardener Agendas

FEBRUARY AGENDA

MARCH AGENDA

APRIL AGENDA

MAY AGENDA

JUNE AGENDA

JULY AGENDA

Below are a few interesting and hopefully helpful articles

Anthracnose on oak      Creeping Charlie       Bronze Birch Borer         Gevens Late Blight Tomato 2010 pdf
Cedar Apple Rust             Grub Control in lawn Care    Sap-sucker Damage
Common Veggie Insects      Homeowner Guide to EAB InsecticideTreatments Aug2008
Imprelis Damage to Conifers     insectides for ash borer   Pruning Evergreens
Japanese Beetle – Lab note        Japanese Beetle      Organic tomato Late Blight
Larder Beetle fact sheet      Lawn Weed Control      Spruce Gall Fact Sheet Ohio State University Extension