Family Gardening Days has gone virtual and will be for the whole month of May.
All Family Gardening Days content is online this year. This includes resources on the website and live speakers throughout the month.
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For more information, please visit the UW Family Gardening Day Facebook Page
Pollinators and plants depend on each other. Discover beautiful native plants that attract pollinators and learn how to grow and care for them. What kinds of pollinators live in your yard or garden? Will you find an endangered rusty-patched bumble bee?
Speaker: Susan Carpenter, UW-Arboretum
Beautiful flowers can brighten anyone's day, but there is always more to learn and know when you take a closer look. Garden journals are a great way for children (and adults!) to get to know the natural world better. Learn tips and fun activities for helping kids notice and remember changes and details in the garden through art, science, and more. Bring along a pencil, piece of paper, and a natural object to this session to try it out for yourself.
Speaker: Reba Luiken, Director of Allen Centennial Garden
Join us to meet a panel of current UW–Madison graduate students involved in a multitude of plant-related research around campus. Hear about their experiences and motivations and get your questions answered!
Graduate student panelists:
Dr. Ingrid Jordon-Thaden, Director of the Botany Garden and Greenhouse of the UW-Madison Botany Department
There are pros and cons to working up garden soil. This session will talk you through when tillage helps, when it hurts, and specific techniques you can use to reduce tillage in your garden.
Speaker: Claire Strader, Dane County UW-Extension