So You Think You Can Garden?

A garden symposium is on the calendar. Dodge County Master Gardener Association is hosting four experts in a day-long event at the Horicon Marsh Educational Center on Nov. 5.

Register by Oct. 14 — seating is limited:

In the eighth annual Gardening for Gold Fall Symposium, local and regional speakers will be present to
share their knowledge to gardeners of all levels of experience and skill.

Liz Herzmann, Natural Resource Educator at the Horicon Marsh, will share ways to attract more wildlife to your landscape using preferred plants and food sources.

Learn how to manage runoff and attract pollinators at the same time by building a rain garden with Lisa Johnson, the Dane County Horticulture Educator. See a previous Mid-West Farm Report story with Lisa Johnson on rain gardens here:

Janell Wehr, Wood and Marathon Horticulture Educator will share how to intentionally design a garden that engages all five senses by selectively choosing plants, hardscapes, and accessories.

To round out the day, Meghan Anderson, owner of Little Things Garden Design, will demonstrate how to
work edibles into a landscape of any size.

A taco bar lunch will be included in the events of the day as well as a silent auction featuring many
items of interests to gardeners and non-gardeners alike. Need more information? Call the Dodge County UW Extension office at 920-386-3790.