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The final program of Meet Me in the Garden Seminars is at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Spooner Agriculture Research Station Teaching and Display Garden. The focus this season has been on pollinators, and this program, Get Involved, Gardening for Pollinators and Wildlife, will challenge you to become more involved by supporting wildlife and pollinators in your own garden.

The University of Wisconsin Extension and North Country Master Gardener Volunteers will discuss how to create a sustainable habitat, becoming a citizen scientist and the many ways to support the environment, wildlife and beneficial pollinators.  Get involved by learning more about plant habitat, practicing sustainable management of your garden and shoreline, providing host and nectar plants and joining conservation organizations.

The program will also discuss the year in review of what has happened in our gardens and provide tips on how to finish the gardening season. A number of new native plants were introduced in the Teaching and Display Garden to create a designated Monarch Waystation and Pollinator Garden. This is a good opportunity to see how they have fared and what you might want to add to your own garden.

Remember to bring your own lawn chair.  The session is free and open to the public and will be held rain or shine.  In case of inclement weather, the program will be held at the Station Building at W6646 Highway 70, Spooner.

The Teaching and Display Garden is a joint effort between the University of Wisconsin Madison, Spooner Agriculture Research Station, UW-Extension and North Country Master Gardener Volunteers.  The garden is located about a 1/2 mile north of Hwy 70 on Orchard Lane, across from the Sheep Research Facilities. Orchard Lane is located 1.5 miles east of Spooner on Highway 70 or 1/2 mile west of the Hwy 70/53 interchange.  Watch for garden meeting signs.

For more information and a map, visit the station’s website at spooner.ars.wisc.edu, or contact Kevin Schoessow or Lorraine Toman at the Spooner Area UW-Extension Office at 715-635-3506 or 1-800-528-1914.

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