Online Programs Archive

Online Programs Archive

See recordings of our past programming below. A schedule containing upcoming programs can be found on our Free Online Programs page.

Recently Added

What’s the Deal with “No Mow May?

Understanding the Emerald Ash Borer: From Identification to Action

Designing Native Plant Gardens for Pollinators


Houseplant Myths

Winter Indoor Plant Care

Growing Desert Rose

Handout for Video Recording

Bringing the Garden Inside

Maintaining Festive Houseplants

Handout for Video Recording

Indoor Plant Lighting


Growing Garlic in Wisconsin

Planning for a Seed Saving Garden

Vertical Agriculture

Multicultural Gardening

Lawns and Tools

Adaptive Gardening Tools

Best Practices for Watering Yards

Yard and Garden Cleanup

Fall “Lawndry” List

Lake Friendly Lawn Care


Rejuvenating Old Apple Trees

Pruning Apple Trees

Management of Apple Pests

Growing Strawberries in Containers

Day-Neutral Strawberries & Table Grapes

Upper Midwest Hazelnuts

Pruning Grapevines

Trees and Shrubs

Hydrangeas: Know Them & Grow Them

Getting Plants Ready for Winter

Protecting Young Trees in Winter

Proper Tree Planting

Tree Dieback

Fundamentals of Shrub Pruning

Handout for Video Recording

Soil Health

Soil Testing

Composting Basics

Handout for Video Recording

Understanding Your Garden Soil

Pests and Wildlife

Spotted Lanternfly

Fundamentals of Plant Disease

Bird Friendly Gardening

Reduced Impact Pest Management

Handout for Video Recording

Strategies for Managing Insect Pests

Strategies for Managing Diseases

Powdery Mildew and Controls

Tent caterpillars


Trees and Shrubs for Pollinators

Butterfly Garden Design

What Would We Eat Without Bees?

Hidden World of Bees

Making Space for Pollinators

Bee Lawns

Gardening for Pollinators

Plant Selection for Pollinators

Handout for Video Recording

Wisconsin Wild Bee App

Pesticides, Pollinators, and Songbirds

Weeds in Pollinator Plantings

Bees in Your Area

Low-Maintenance, Natural Landscapes

Additional Videos Hosted by PBS

Japanese Beetle in Wisconsin
Japanese beetle is a destructive insect pest throughout areas of Wisconsin, and typically becomes active in July. Join PJ Liesch as he shares with you information about the insect and how to control it. This one hour and twenty minute recording will give you almost everything you need to know about this pest.

How Trees Built the Midwest
Jay Dampier, a statewide horticulture outreach program manager at the UW-Madison Division of Extension, explains how ash, pine, sugar maple, white birch and apple trees shaped Wisconsin.

Growing Tomatoes in Wisconsin
Lisa Johnson, a horticulture educator for Extension Dane County, offers tips for successfully growing tomatoes in the Midwest. Johnson discusses starting tomatoes from seed, causes of diseases, crop rotation, fertilizing, watering, harvesting and storage.

Outdoor Insect Hazards: Biting and Stinging Pests
PJ Liesch, Director of the Insect Diagnostic Lab at UW-Madison, explains which ticks and insects, found in Wisconsin, are dangerous to humans. Ticks pose and important health risk when in your yard or gardening.

Square Foot Gardening
Lisa Johnson, Horticulture Educator, UW-Extension, Dane County, explains the theory behind square foot gardening and how to create your own garden. Johnson discusses what to plant, what materials to use to build raised beds, and how to reap the highest yield per square foot.

How Not to Plant Trees
UW-Extension Plant Pathologist Brian Hudelson fesses up to drowning his own tree and shares other common tree-planting mistakes including strangulation, creating mulch volcanoes, and the right and wrong way to water trees and shrubs.

Growing Blueberries in Containers
Vijai Pandian, Horticulture Educator, UW-Extension County, presents a simple technique to grow blueberries in soilless containers. Because the high alkaline content of Wisconsin soil makes growing blueberries difficult, Pandian recommends a recipe for a soil media with an acid fertilizer for successful blueberry growth in containers.

Managing a Hobby Greenhouse
Johanna Oosterwyk, Manager of the D.C. Smith Greenhouse at UW-Madison, explains the challenges of creating a greenhouse. Some of the factors to take into account include: temperature, humidity and the amount of light needed for the plants.

Vegetable Diseases
If you grow vegetables, you need to be on the lookout for diseases that can affect your crops – not only for this season, but next year as well. Plant pathologist Brian Hudelson teaches us how to identify problems, and what to do to prevent them from happening again next year.

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