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Ashland/Bayfield Counties Ag/Hort Newsletter

Community Food Systems

The Community Food System Program promotes thriving, just and resilient place-based food systems. We support community organizations, Tribal partners, local governments, small-scale farms and food businesses, and community gardenshttps://foodsystems.extension.wisc.edu/

Master Gardeners

Find out more information on the following pages:

Ashland-Bayfield County Master Gardeners 

Wisconsin Master Gardener Program

Vegetable Varieties for Containers

Vegetable_Varieties_for_Containers (pdf, 2pgs, 625 kb)
Growing plants in containers (referred to as container gardening) is an easy way to grow and maintain vegetables.
Vegetables grown in containers can easily fit on a window sill,balcony, deck, door step or any other place where space is limited but where environmental conditions are suitable for vegetable production
See the pdf above for recommendations on varieties of popular vegetables that are well-suited for growing in containers

Sunflower & Container Herb Garden

Sunflower Garden (pdf,13pgs, 6MB)and Container Herb Garden (pdf,13pgs, 5MB) for Young Children resources. These resources provide you with all the knowledge and steps to start the garden as well as related activities for each early childhood age group (infant to school age). While the resources were written with a child care provider in mind, they would also be useful for families. The sunflower garden is the easiest one to do – sunflowers can grow well in poor soil and just need some good sunlight and water! If it can be an option for families, a small garden can help provide hope during these difficult times

2020 Virtual Gardening Workshop

    grafting Fruit Tree Grafting_April 23 2020   (Pdf, 33 pages, 2,189 KB)
  lettuce Clay Soil Gardening_April 30 2020 (Pdf, 40 pages, 6,407 KB)
  tomatoes Growing Awesome Tomatoes_May 7 2020    (PDF, 38 pages, 5,729 KB)
  pruning pink apple blossoms Managing Young Fruit Trees_May 14 2020  (PDF, 106 pages,13,327 KB)

Cheq Bay Area Providers of Mulch, Compost & Topsoil

Feast by The Bay-Cheq Bay Area

Root Vegetables - FEAST by the Bay Seeking information on where to find local produce, which businesses remain open, or how to access community food resources during these uncertain times? See below for links to information and local listings! Feast By The Bay 

Soil & Plant Analysis Laboratory

shovel in garden soil UW Soil and Forage Laboratory

What’s in your soil? or Manure? or Forage? Don’t guess, get a test done. The website has instructions on taking samples, sending your sample off and the fees for each item.

Bringing University Research to Your Garden

Extension Bayfield County address


Sarah DeGraff
Ag & Horticulture Educator
Extension Bayfield County
County Administration Bldg
117 E. 5th Street
Washburn, WI 54891-9464
Phone: 715-373-3293
Fax: 715-373-6304
Email: sarah.degraff@wisc.edu

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