UW-Whitewater holds gardening workshops, tour

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Staff | March 31, 2016

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is sponsoring three gardening workshops on three Saturdays in April, each from 9 a.m. to noon, in addition to a campus greenhouse tour in April.

"Growing Vegetables and Flowers from Seed," a hands-on chance to learn the basics of seed propagation, will be held April 2. Participants will be able to take a few potted seeds home.

"Sustainable Landscaping: Little Changes That Make Big Differences" will be offered  April 9. Partipants will learn how to reduce pesticide use and other sustainable practices in your yard and garden.

"Small-Space, Straw Bale and Container Gardening," held April 16, will give tips on gardening in small outdoor spaces using straw bales and containers.

Workshops are presented for a minimal fee and registration is required.

A tour of Upham Greenhouse on the UW-Whitewater campus will also be offered Monday, April 18 at 6 p.m.

Upham Greenhouse is the home of UW-Whitewater's science departments. Participants will be able to check out plants from desert to rainforest environments, seedlings preparing to be planted in the campus vegetable garden, and--weather permitting--the organic garden plot.

The walking tour has low activity levels.

The tour is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Register for workshops, the greenhouse tour or find upcoming workshops at  http://www.uww.edu/ce/workshops/garden-and-landscape.  Or contact Kari Borne at 262-472-1003 or [email protected] for further information.

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