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Feb. 7, 2015 Ready, Set, Grow, Eau Claire, WI The annual winter garden seminar by the Eau Claire Area MGA will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire, WI.  $30.  For more information call (715) 839-4712

Feb. 21, 2015 Think Spring Garden Seminar, Chippewa Falls, WI Sponsored by Chippewa Valley MGA and Chippewa County UW-Extension from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Chippewa Middle School, 750 Tropicana Blvd, Chippewa Falls, WI. The keynote speaker is Don Engebretson, the Renegade Gardener, who will give the keynote on “Top 10 Gardening & Landscaping Blunders—and How to Avoid Them”. He will lead a session, “Embrace Your Shade: Plants & Design Tips for Shady Spaces”. Other speakers will be Michael and Kathi Rock, “Gardening for Hummingbirds”; Brian Smith, “Fruit trees for Backyard Spaces”; Todd Chwala, “Trees, Protecting a Growing Investment”, Mary Stewart, “Get Your Orchid Groove On”; and Faye Ryszkiewicz, “Grow Edibles without a Garden”. Two workshops are scheduled: Making Herbal Cordials and Growing Your Own Floral Designs. There will also be a coffee bar, vendors, door prizes, raffles, and lunch. $25 (additional costs for workshops); students $15. For more information contact the Chippewa County Extension office at (715) 726-7950.

March 7th 2015 9:00 AM to 12 Noon "Fifth Annual Spring Begins!" seminar, Dunn County Master Gardeners, Dunn County Judicial Center, Menomonie, WI  Speakers: John Sippl - Improving Your Soil Health with Cover Crops. John is with USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service Jim and Deb Barron - Utilizing Mulch in Your Garden - Both are Master Gardeners with St. Croix and have farms in Pierce Co. John Rosenow - Producing Organic Compost and Potting Soil - John is co-owner of Cowsmos, Inc. Cost is $8.00 if registration is before 2/27/15. At the door it is $10.00. Beverage and snack included.
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Call 715-232-1636 if you have questions.

Mar. 12, 2015 Edible Landscaping with Heirlooms, LE Phillips Library, Eau Claire, WI 1 PM and repeated at 6 PM. Co-sponsored by  Eau Claire Garden Club & LE Phillips Library. Presented by Diane Ott Whealy, national leader in the heirloom seed movement and co-founder of “Seed Savers Exchange”.  Free event.




'Tahitian Moon' is a Bailey's Easy Elegence Rose
that climbs to about 7' tall each year.
Eau Claire County Recycling Program

Clean Sweep - Residential

Residential Clean Sweep events are always held on the second Saturday of May, July, September and November each year, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

For more details, go to
Brush Disposal & Mulch Site
For locations & times of operation, go to: