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:
Master Gardener Approval Form for Activities and Projects:
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
President – Carolyn Swanberg
Vice President – Hali Dessecker
Secretary – Geri Nedland
Treasurer – Millie Seabold
Directors: Cindy Giguere, Tammy Schutz, Gene Nelson, Carol Kettner
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:
2020 Master Gardener Minutes:
2019 Barron County Master Gardener Minutes
2019 Barron County Master Gardener Agendas
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