The Teaching and Display Garden at the Spooner Agriculture Research Station will host visitors for a relaxing program in the garden at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 16. The session will focus on reusing found objects, recycling, and re-imagining your gardens.
UW-Madison Extension Master Gardener volunteers will be on hand to share tips on small scale gardening including square foot and straw bale gardens. A tour of the gardens will highlight All-America Selections annuals within this theme, and will demonstrate the gardening techniques being used.
This year’s theme, “Re-use, recycle, and re-imagine,” comes from the All America Selections. The Teaching and Display Garden is one of eight in Wisconsin that display vegetable and flower varieties that have been awarded this designation as an outstanding cultivar. For more information on the garden, upcoming events and blog posts, go to northcountrymgv.org.
The Twilight Garden Tours on Aug. 13 at 4 p.m. and Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. will focus on harvest, seed savings and what was learned during this garden season.
Those attending should bring a lawn chair. The session is free and open to the public and will be held rain or shine, so dress accordingly. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held at the Station Building at 1035 E Maple Street (Hwy 70), Spooner. The garden is located at 780 Orchard Lane, 1.5 miles east of Spooner on Highway 70 or 1/2 mile west of the Hwy. 70-53 interchange. Watch for signs.
For more information and a map, visit spooner.ars.wisc.edu or contact Kevin Schoessow or Lorraine Toman at the Spooner Area UW-Extension Office at (715) 635-3506 or (800) 528-1914.