The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension Agriculture Institute is  moving ahead with changes that  allocates their resources in a different way than in the past. These changes will allow you and our office the ability to interact with specialists throughout the  University  of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension system and with other agencies in Wisconsin.

Gardening questions and tree/forest health questions can now be asked through the forms on the following links.

*Please, Do NOT bring insects and/or plant samples to the office.

Instead, take a high quality photo of the problem to submit.

shovel in garden soilSoil Samples are still being received. You may submit the soil sample to Madison  yourself, if you wish.  Information on soil samples is available on the UW Soil Lab Website.

Raw vegetables in a basketThe Bayfield County Health Department has information on Bayfield County Farmer’s Markets on their website Local Area Farmers’ Markets | Bayfield County, WI – Official Website Or https://www.bayfieldcounty.wi.gov/880/Local-Area-Farmers-Markets

Farmers Market Brochure 2022 (PDF, 2pgs, 10 MB)

Archived 2022 Horticulture Webinars – View Recordings

If you missed any of our 2022 WI Horticulture Webinars, you may view these recordings at the bottom of the Webinars for WI Gardeners Website.

Wisconsin Horticulture

Resources from Wisconsin Horticulture

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 gardens https://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 

Bringing University Research to Your Garden

Extension Bayfield County address

Ask a Gardening Question

Looking for an expert to advise on your garden questions? Please fill out the form and attach relevant photographs concerning your garden issues. Your inquiry will be responded to by an Extension staff member or a Master Gardener Volunteer in your area. Thank you for visiting the Wisconsin Horticulture website.
(For out-of-state garden inquiries, please contact your state’s respective Extension office.)

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