University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension, Spooner Agricultural Research Station and North Country Master Gardener Volunteers will be holding their 22nd Annual Twilight Garden Tour using a virtual format in 2020. UW-Madison Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will be presenting a tour of the specialized garden beds that they have been tending this summer via recorded videos. These YouTube videos will be released on August 25, 2020 and a live Speaker Symposium via Zoom Meetings will be held from 5:30 to 7 PM (Registration required for the live Zoom Speaker Symposium.)
Speakers will be:
Jason Fischbach, Food and Energy Woody Crops Specialist with UW-Madison Division of Extension and Agriculture Educator for Bayfield and Ashland County, who will give an update on plant development, processing and marketing for the up-and-coming hazelnut industry.
Solveig Hanson, Ph.D. candidate in Horticulture-Plant Breeding Plant Genetics at UW-Madison, will present information on the development of new beet varieties without the characteristic earthy flavor.
Julie Dawson, Associate Professor in the Department of Horticulture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the state Extension specialist for Urban and Regional Food Systems, will speak on how the Seed to Kitchen Collaborative research project is evaluating new vegetables with a focus on flavor, fresh-market quality and agronomic performance for smaller-scaled farms and urban gardeners.
The three speakers will present via Zoom Meetings. Zoom is a free platform that can be accessed by a computer, mobile device, or audio only with your telephone. Register now. As in the past, there is no charge for this educational event.
The Teaching & Display Garden is an official All-America Selections (AAS) display garden featuring both flowers and vegetables and has been awarded multiple awards in the National Landscape Design contest sponsored by AAS. The garden also includes organic vegetable gardening, a children’s garden, container gardening, displays of table and wine grapes and fruit trees and a Monarch and Pollinator Sanctuary perennial garden.
While this year’s garden tour will be held virtually, the Teaching and Display Gardens are open for self-guided tours during daylight hours as long as posted social distancing guidelines are followed. The garden is located on Orchard Lane, 1 mile east of Spooner on Highway 70.
For more information please contact Kevin Schoessow at 715-635-3506 or 1-800-528-1914, online at http://spooner.ars.wisc.edu or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/spoonerag.
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