A quick overview of upcoming events...
*Additions or changes may occur. Some dates/times provided closer to season or event.
• Monthly Garden Tours every 2nd Saturday, 9 am - 12 pm. And third Sundays 1-4pm (June, July August ) No reservations needed, just stop by. Every Month. All Year. Always Free. At R.W. Monk Gardens
• Save The Dates - Winter Snowshoe Walks
Back by popular demand we will once again be hosting our evening snowshoe walks. Mark your calendars for the last Friday of the month for evening candlelit snowshoe walks through the Robert W. Monk Gardens from 6 PM until 8 PM. A limited amount of snowshoes will be available at the Gardens for the event or bring your own. Thank you to Aspirus Health Foundation for sponsoring our snowshoe walks again this season.
Dates: Friday, December 26, 2014, Friday, January 30, 2015, Friday, February 27, 2015
NOTE: Please check website for cancellations if the temperature is near or below zero!
Snow shoe event volunteers wanted! Are you looking for a way to spend quality time with your family or friends? Gather your group and volunteer to help us at the next snow shoe event. No experience needed just an ability to do light work, have fun and smile! The events are 6-8 Fridays, December 26, January 30 and February 27. Contact Geri Heinz at email@example.com or 715-212-8471 for details or to sign up!
• Garden Visions 2015, Jan. 23 – 24, UWMC in Wausau
Register Now for the 2015 Garden Visions conference to be held at the UW Marathon County in Wausau on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 23 and 24.
Keynote speaker will be Bill Johnson of Pollinators Beyond the Honeybee. The Saturday program also includes educational exhibits, Garden Vision’s photography contest submissions, a raffle, and more. Breakout sessions will be led by Dick Zondag of Jung’s Seeds, Neil Diboll of Prairie Nursery, Nate Bremer of Solaris Farms, Jeff Epping of Olbrich Botanical Gardens and other outstanding presenters.
New this year, Garden Visions will hold a SLOW FOOD dining experience as part of the Friday night event. Clint Schultz of Urban Street Bistro is teaming up with Kat Becker of Stoney Acres Farm to present Slow Food from Seed to Table. The $35 dinner will include a special vegetable gardening presentation and cooking tips from the chef. The slow food dinner will be held at 7:00 p.m., following the Monk Gardens Meet and Greet.
The conference is open to the public and you do not have to be a Master Gardener to attend; we welcome anyone with an interest and curiosity in gardening!
Register and get additional details at www.gardenvisions.org, or mail your name and address to: Carol Bray, 2041 Hickory Rd, Mosinee, WI 54455 to request a printed registration form.
The first 230 registrants will see keynote speaker Bill Johnsons’ presentation in person. All remaining registrants will see him on a screen in another room, so sign up now!
• Geocacheing - All year. Free. Four Geocaches hidden in the 20+ acre environment.
A fun family activity. Bring your GPS device and start searching.
At R.W. Monk Gardens.
New educational signage
New educational signs were erected at the Gardens this week by Graphic House. These are educational signs made possible by an Urban Forestry grant from the Wisconsin DNR. Thus one is on Tree Canopy Development. Others are on Invasive Species and on Insects. One on Storm Water Control will be installed after construction of the Potager is complete.