Master Gardeners

2019-2020 Master Gardener Association logo

Welcome to the webpage for the Master Gardeners of Ashland and Bayfield County.  Scroll down to learn about continuing education and volunteer opportunities as well as information about the Master Gardener General Training Course.  Also, be sure to check our favorite horticulture links.

Interested in becoming a Master Gardener? Please check out the  University of Wisconsin-Extension  online Master Gardener Program

For upcoming events and relevant information see below and

check out the Ashland/Bayfield Counties Master Gardener Association’s  Facebook Page  

Visit the MG Statewide Extension Event Calendar for a listing of gardening and horticulture learning opportunities. Such as:




Ashland/Bayfield County MG Events – Free & Open to the Public

May 13, 2021 ~ Unusually Hardy Plants with Mike Heim

Unusually Hardy Plants with Mike Heim – A virtual presentation on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Advance registration is required.

Unusually Hardy Plants, May 13,2021 May 13, 2021 Unusual Hardy Plants

April 22, 2021 ~ Hazelnuts for Growing & Eating

“HAZELNUTS: For Growing and Eating” ~ A virtual presentation via Zoom on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 6:30 pm ~ Presented by Jason Fischbach, Hazelnut Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension.

Advance Registration is Required. 

Hazelnuts: for Growing & Eating-April 22, 2021 via Zoom April 22-Hazelnuts  (PDF, 1 pg, 325KB)

March 11, 2021 Attracting Pollinators

“From Bees to Butterflies: How to Attract Pollinators to your Home Garden with Cyndy Dalzall” via Zoom. Must pre-register.

With declining populations of healthy pollinators for our gardens and crops, we must look at what pollinators we can attract and how to make our local landscapes more appealing. You will learn how to integrate native plants and design your gardens to build natural, healthy habitats. Cyndy will demonstrate projects she has designed in Bayfield and Madeline Island.

Attracting Pollinators with Cyndy Dalzall Preregistration is required 

March 11, 2021-Attracting Pollinators (PDF,1pg,4MB)

Feb 11, 2021~The Unsung Heroes of Nature

2-11-2021 The Unsung Heroes of Nature
We may feel a bit squeamish about bugs, bats, worms, snakes, fungi and bacteria; but these and other misunderstood critters play essential roles in our ecosystems and gardens.

Join naturalist, author and advocate for the underdogs, Emily Stone, to learn about their positive contributions to the web of life. Emily Stone is the Naturalist/Education Director at the Cable Natural History Museum. Her award-winning Natural Connections column has been compiled into two books, the  second of which recently won an Excellence in Craft Award

Unsung Heroes of Nature flyer Preregistration is required:   

Feb 11 2021 – Unsung Heroes of Nature (PDF, 1 pg, 784 KB)

Jan 14, 2021~Italy: Travels, Gardens & Agriculture

Travels through Italy – Gardens & Agriculture with Robin Trinko-Russell ~ A virtual presentation January 14, 2021 at 6:30 pm.

Zoom pre-registration is required:

From the Italian Lake District to the Ligurian Coast, Tuscany, the Dolomites, and the Veneto; discover the diverse landscapes, culture, arts and history of Italy’s northern regions. The 2019 trip provided opportunities to relate to local food, agriculture and gardens. Learn all about Italy!
Travels Through Italy Jan 2021-Italy (PDF,1 pg,1MB)

Zoom pre-registration is required:

WI Master Gardener Program

WI Division of Extension Master Gardener Program  Find information on gardening and on Being a Master Gardener.

Ashland/Bayfield County WI Master Gardener Training Course

Extension Bayfield & Ashland Counties has not scheduled the WI Master Gardener General Training Course for 2021.

Achieving Master Gardener Certification requires attending all the training sessions, passing the final exam and completing 24 hours of volunteer service within one year of completing the training course. Class dates to be be announced at a later time.

For more information contact Sarah DeGraff, Ag/Hort Extension Educator at 715-373-3293 

Master Gardener Online Reporting System

This Online Reporting System (ORS) is here to help you get registered and to count your hours.

Master Gardener Online Reporting System (ORS)

2016 & 2017 Master Gardener Reports for Ashland & Bayfield County

Recommended horticulture links …

UW-Ext Horticulture Logo 

Weed ID and Management

MN Ext Yard & Garden Logo


For more information contact: the State of Wisconsin’s Master Gardeners website.

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