Free Online Gardening Programs

Free Online Programs

for Wisconsin Gardeners


Join Wisconsin Horticulture Extension for free online gardening programs — and watch from any device! Our topics are suitable for gardeners of any skill level. When you register for a program, you can attend the live presentation or wait to watch the recorded version at your convenience.

For questions about our free online programs, contact

2024 Schedule and Registration

Click here to watch previously recorded programs.

An image collage showcasing a dozen interesting native flower forms

Special partnership event:
The Pollination of Native Plants
with Heather Holm and the Kettle Moraine Land Trust
Tuesday, June 18, 6:30-8 p.m.

Balancing Act in the Home Garden: Protecting Pollinators while Managing Pests
Wednesday, June 19, Noon–1 p.m.

Join us for an overview of integrating pollinator protection with pest management in your home landscape. We’ll cover the fundamentals of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), pesticide labels, differences between systemic and contact pesticides, and discuss the toxicity of common products or ingredients to pollinators. By the end of this program, you’ll be prepared with strategies for simultaneously prioritizing pollinator protection and pest control in your own backyard.
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Presented by Julie Hill, Horticulture Educator, UW-Madison Division of Extension, Walworth, Rock and Jefferson Counties

The Role of Moths in Our Ecosystems
Wednesday, July 24, Noon–1 p.m.

It’s National Moth Week!
What exactly are moths, and how do they fit into the landscape? Join us to learn about the general life history of moths and the evolutionary and ecological relationships between moths and plants using several native Midwest moth species. This presentation hopes to shatter an ecological conundrum: Moths are neither good nor bad. Moths just are.

Presented by Dr. Stephen Robertson, Pesticide Educator Extension Field Specialist, South Dakota State University Extension
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Milkweed Tiger Moth

Frequently Asked Questions

Are these sessions recorded?

Yes! The sessions will be recorded and available after the scheduled date. Check here to view previously recorded programs.

How much do these sessions cost?

Free! There is no cost to enjoy these programs live or watch the recording.

What if I registered but cannot attend the session?

That’s okay! You can watch the recorded version later at your convenience.

Where are these sessions held?

These sessions are online using the Zoom platform.

What if I want to attend all of the sessions? Do I have to register for each one?

Yes, registration is required for each session you would like to attend.

What happens after I register?

You will receive an email confirmation with a link. You will click on that link to join the session on the scheduled date.

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