Master Gardener Volunteer Program

The Master Gardener Volunteer program is an all-volunteer organization sanctioned by Land Grant institutions in each state and functions as an extension of the college or university.  In Wisconsin, the program is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Extension.  Master Gardener Volunteers are trained volunteers who aid University of Wisconsin-Extension staff by helping people in the community better understand horticulture and their environment. Click on the link for Information on The Dunn County Master Gardener Program (pdf)

Master Gardener Training to be offered Spring 2016 (Click here for post and information)

For more information on the state Wisconsin Master Gardener program, please visit Wisconsin Master Gardener Volunteer Program website (website)

For more information on the local Dunn County Master Gardener Association, please email the Dunn County Master Gardener Association at  

Dunn County Master Gardener Association Board

President  Charlotte Keenlyne
Vice-president  Betty Verdon
Treasurer  Rose Christianson
Secretary  Tammy Pellett
WIMGA Rep  Diane Klemme

The Dunn County Master Gardeners meet monthly on the third Tuesday during January-June and August-November. Speaker presentations are open to the public and are held at 6:30 pm, unless noted. The Dunn County Master Gardener Association meeting is held after the speakers presentation. Meetings are typically held at the Dunn County Community Services Building (remodeled Dunn County Health Care Facility), 3001 U.S. Hwy 12 East, Menomonie, WI.

2016 Dunn County Master Gardener Speaker Schedule – click here for 2016 full speaker listing (pdf)

Committee Members:  Betty Verdon, Laura Cragin and Howard Lee

January 19, 2016 Garden Use Nutrition – Kerry Peterson, PhD, Registered dietitian at UW Stout.

February 16, 2016 Community Supported Agriculture – Katie Ankowicz, student from UW Stout and the UW-Sprout Campus Garden Manager.

March 5, 2016 – 6th Annual “Spring Begins!” Seminar with the Dunn County Master Gardeners on March 5th (click here for website posting link)

March 15, 2016 Foraging wild edible plants for food – Jim Shwiebert, naturalist at Beaver Creek Reserve

April 19, 2016 Invasive Species – Kathy Stahl, The lower Chippewa Invasive Partnership, Inc. (LCIP)

May, 17, 2016 Chicken Farming – Patrick Beilfuss residence at 1320 Wilson Ave, Menomonie, WI.  Meeting at residence 6:00-7:15 p.m.  DCMGA meeting to follow

June 21, 2016 Herbs, Planting and Cooking Ideas – Judi Robison, Eau Claire master gardener volunteer. Her business is called Fairy in the Garden

July, 2016 – No Meeting

August 16, 2016 6 p.m. Monarch Butterflies – Ellen Wynkopp, Eau Claire

September 20, 2016 Agriscience Program at Menomonie High School – Presenter: Jean D’Angelo, Instructor of Agriscience & FFA Advisor.  Meeting at Menomonie High School

October 18, 2016 Concrete Mosaic Art Sculptures – Betty Verdon, Dunn County Master Gardener Volunteer and local artist.

November 15, 2016 Common Tree Diseases- Jay Jordan, retired forester with the Wisconsin Dept of Natural Resources

December, 2016 – No Meeting


Advisor to the Dunn County Master Gardeners:  Katie Wantoch, Agriculture Agent
Dunn County UW-Extension Office
3001 U.S. Hwy 12 East, Suite 102
Menomonie, WI 54751
(715) 232-1636


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