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.

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2024 Schedule and Registration

Click here to watch previously recorded programs.

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

Planning for Fall Planting: Choosing the Right Trees and Shrubs for Success
Wednesday, Aug. 7, Noon–12:30 p.m.

Did you know fall is a great time to plant a tree? Learn why (hint: it’s all about the roots) and what species are best suited for fall planting. You’ll also hear about important factors to consider when picking a tree species and nursery stock- and whether or not those fall clearance sale plants are a good buy!

Presented by Amy Freidig, Statewide Horticulture Outreach Specialist, UW-Madison Division of Extension
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Tree Planting 101: Setting Trees Up for Success
Tuesday, Aug. 13, Noon–12:30 p.m.

Learn why proper planting techniques are crucial for tree health and longevity, including common pitfalls. Discover the five essential steps to planting a tree successfully to ensure your trees thrive for years to come.

Presented by Lisa Johnson, Horticulture Educator, UW-Madison Division of Extension Dane County
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Seasonal Secrets: Fall Bulb Planting
Wednesday, Sept. 11, Noon–12:30 p.m.

Fall is a great time to plant bulbs for spring beauty. You’ll learn essential tips on how to select the perfect bulbs, correctly plant them, and protect new plantings. Join us and transform your garden into a springtime spectacle!

Presented by Lisa Johnson, Horticulture Educator, UW-Madison Division of Extension Dane County
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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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