Green County Master Gardeners Symposium

STILL TIME TO JOIN US! Due to the inclement weather on March 25th, we postponed our event to April 1st!

Contact the Green County Extension Office at 608-328-9440.

Green County Master Gardener’s Association present their 14th Annual Garden Inspirations for All Seasons- Saturday, April 1st, from 8:30am – 3:30pm, at the Koning Maple Leaf Event Center, N3051 State Hwy 81, Monroe, WI 53566.

“Gardening for Good Health- Soil, Food, & You”

Registration must be made in advance– Cost is $40/per person by March 13th or $45/person after March 13th. Registration includes morning beverages, rolls, lunch, afternoon break and resource materials. Use the Green County Master Gardener’s Association brochure to register.

Our speaker lineup:

  • “S is for Soil- Affirming our Dependency on Healthy Soil” Steve I. Apfelbaum –Nationally acclaimed, Steven Apfelbaum founded Applied Ecological Services, Inc. headquartered in Wisconsin, in 1978. . He has received many awards including the Aldo Leopold Foundation’s life time achievement in ecological restoration, and the Ryerson award in conservation.
  • “Where Wild Plants Grow-Keeping Our Earth Healthy Susan Lehnhardt — Susan is a botanist and ecologist who has worked in remote wilderness and in some of our most degraded human landscapes. She was an ecologist with Applied Ecological Services for nearly three decades and today devotes her time to non-profit conservation endeavors.
  • “Fitness for Gardening Lifestyles” Ryan Carroll — A Wisconsin native and a multi time State Track and Field Finalist, Ryan made his way to the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse to earn his degrees in Kinesiology and Nutrition, has trained and coached athletes at every level. He now operates at the Director of Wellness and Life Enrichment for the New Glarus Home retirement facility.
  • “Soil Sisters: How Local Women are Caring for the Land”Heather Lynch — Heather is a gardener, educator, and conservationist who is passionate about local, seasonal food and has been dedicated to using her backyard to grow much of her own food. She is currently a Conservation Ambassador for the Women, Food and Agriculture Network/WFAN. Lynch holds a degree in molecular biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a certified Wisconsin Master Gardener.
  • “Cooking Using Your Garden Produce”Kathy Lange–Kathy is currently a FoodWIse nutrition educator with UW Extension, serving Grant, Green, Iowa and Lafayette counties. Sharing her love of meal planning, cooking and sourcing local ingredients is a passion that can be contagious. She enjoys teaching cooking classes and sharing the joys of simple made from scratch meals.