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Outgamie County UW-Extension

The Outagamie County UW-Extension delivers research based information to improve the quality of life for families in the areas of agriculture, community, family, and youth development. UW-Extension extends the knowledge and resources of the University of Wisconsin to people where they live and work.

The office is located at 3365 W. Brewster, Appleton, WI 54914.

An additional resource from the University of Wisconsin-Extension is The Learning Store; providing an online shopping source for pamphlets, books, videos, and other amazing learning tools to topics from growing and harvesting your vegetables to processing and cooking wild game.  In between is information on lawn and garden care, 4-H projects, geological surveys, farming, and rain gardens.

Wisconsin Master Gardener Program (WIMGA)

The Master Gardener program is an all-volunteer organization sanctioned by Land Grant institutions in each state and functions as an extension of the college or university. In Wisconsin, the program is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Extension. Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who aid University of Wisconsin-Extension staff by helping people in the community better understand horticulture and their environment.

Community Garden Partnership

Community Garden Partnership provides opportunities for diverse groups to share their experiences and knowledge with other gardeners at a variety of community locations while promoting such things as self-sufficiency, environmental stewardship, creation of healthy civic space, and donations to food banks.

The Insect Diagnostic Lab

UW-Extension entomology The Insect Diagnostic Lab was established in 1978 to identify insects and insect damaged plant material from around the state. Primary service is to the county extension offices and commercial concerns. The lab processes between 1,500-2,300 samples per year. Homeowners are encouraged to check with the local extension office for help first because many samples can be handled in a more efficient manner locally. Mail in samples, e-mails (with pictures if possible) and walk in samples are accepted. At the present time there is no charge for the service.

The Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic

The University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic (PDDC) provides assistance in identifying plant diseases and provides education information on plant disease and their control.  While the Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic focuses on plant disease problems in the state of Wisconsin, any interested party is welcome and encourages to take advantage of and participate in the Clinic's educational services and activities.

UW Extension Plant Doc

Browse the archives of problems that have been brought to the University of Wisconsin-Extension experts.

Wisconsin State Herbarium Collection

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Herbarium, founded in 1849, is a museum collection of dried, labeled plants of state, national and international importance, which is used extensively for taxonomic and ecological research, as well as for teaching and public service. It contains the world's largest collection of Wisconsin plants, about one-third of its 1,000,000 specimens having been collected within the state. Most of the world's floras    are well represented, and the holdings from certain areas, such as the Upper Midwest, eastern North America and western Mexico, are widely recognized as resources of global significance.

USDA Plant Database

The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.

Weed Identification and Management

Weeds are defined as undesirable plants or plants that oppose the management objectives of the land. This project conducts research and education activities designed to provide useful information to the public that is specific to weedy plants of the Midwest, specifically Wisconsin.

Garden Guides / Local Landscapers

Wisconsin has over 321 Landscaper to choose from. This directory lists the Landscaper by city. The cities with the most Landscapers like Milwaukee and Green Bay are listed first in the top Landscapers section. All other Wisconsin cities are listed alphabetically.

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