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Events / Classes / Lectures

Upcoming Events

  • Garden Walk - June 17
  • Appleton Farm Market - June 24, July 8 & 22, August 12 & 26, September 9
  • Area Farm Markets - various dates
  • Outagamie County Fair - July 25-30


Monthly Presentations

'Master Gardener Presents' at Appleton Public Library - gardening seminars held the first Saturday of every month (except January and July) from 10 - 11:30 a.m. Programs are held at the Little Chute Public Library on the fourth Monday of each month from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. All sessions are free to the public.

  • April 1 (Appleton) and April 24 (Little Chute) - What's new with Perennials

Master Gardener Kathy Baum presents what's new in perennials. See what are the hot and up and coming perennials and learn how they will perform in your garden. See how they look in an impressive slide show and be prepared to take notes for your next trip to a garden center, because you are bound to find some plants that you must have from her impressive list. Take this opportunity to discover new plants, or see what developments are being made in the tried and true. This presentation is a must see before your spring planting. 

  • May 6 (Appleton) and May 22 (Little Chute) - Designing with Hostas

Many gardeners used to "settle" for hostas as the only alternative for the shady corners of their yard. Now, thousands of varieties provide unique shades, patterns, and forms, and are highly sought after. Tammy Borden will cover new and popular varieties. In addition, she'll talk about hostas in containers, those that can be grown in sunnier locations, proper care and siting, and companion planting. She'll even touch a bit on hybridizing of hostas. Tammy has been a Master Gardener since 2004 and has over 500 varieties of hostas in her own yard, which will be one of the featured tour gardens for the 2019 American Hosta Society National Convention. She has been a speaker for 15 years and is the author of the book, "A Perennial Life."

  • June 3 (Appleton) and June 26 (Little Chute) - Trash to Treasure

What's old is new again. Learn to create delightful garden art using items you already own.  Master gardener Gail Clearwater will educate and inspire using dozens of examples she has created in nearly 20 years as an artist. You are bound to leave with new ideas for repurposing old, outdated or broken items and giving them new life in the garden.