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Wisconsin Medicinal Plant Symposium and Trip

Friday, August 12, 2016
by Roberto Leon | Marketing and Outreach Director

Wisconsin Medicinal Plant Symposium

On September 30, 2016 from 1-6pm the Department of Horticulture at the University of Wisconsin will host Wisconsin’s Medicinal Plant Symposium. Join a community of professionals, students and the general public for a series of talks about medicinal plants. Featuring guest speakers with various backgrounds in the field.  The talks will range from the intricate relationships of humans and plants in Wisconsin Native American communities to other countries, such as Tibet. This event is free and open to the public.


The Intangible Component of Plant Healing
Edith Leoso – of Bad River Band Tribal Historic Preservation Office

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Welcome Boys and Girls Club

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
by Elin Meliska | Education Coordinator

You will see some new bright and shining faces if you stop by the Garden on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. The Allen Centennial Garden has partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County to host activities for future gardeners this summer. Twice a week the Garden hosts groups of children ages 6-12. While in the Garden the children get to pick and eat produce from our edible garden, make healthy smoothies using local ingredients from Eagle Heights and Super Charged Smoothies, and create tile masterpieces that will be glazed and fired by Wheel House Studios and placed throughout the Garden.

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Summer of Green Medicine

Sunday, June 05, 2016
by Josh Steger | Sustainability and Urban Agriculture Director

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Month of May Extravaganza

Thursday, May 26, 2016
by Roberto Leon | Marketing Coordinator

Guests gather around the Great Lawn during Open Night Mic

The month of May has been a particularly busy one in the Garden; with over 8 events held within the first couple of weeks! The Garden is happy to have welcomed many of you through the gates this May and we look forward to your return for a visit. For more information on events in the Garden, be sure to check out our Garden Calendar.

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Tags: UW Students, Classes, Garden Display and Design, Exhibits

UW Family Gardening Day

Monday, April 11, 2016
by Elin Meliska | Education Coordinator

As spring weather starts to arrive, area gardeners are invited to celebrate the season and find ideas for their gardens—big and small—at the UW Family Gardening Day. This year’s event will take place Saturday, May 7 on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

The free, family-friendly event runs from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the university’s Allen Centennial Garden, Steenbock Memorial Library, UW Biotron, and D.C. Smith Instructional Greenhouse. UW-Madison and UW-Extension experts and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about plants, soils, weeds and pests; offer advice for gardens of all sizes; and host a variety of demonstrations and displays on topics such as limited-space gardens, edible gardens and ways to extend the growing season.

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Donated Logs From the UW Arboretum Get Second Life in the Garden

Friday, April 01, 2016
by Kaitlin McIntosh | Public Relations Intern

The Allen Centennial Garden is looking forward to a bountiful harvest of Shiitake mushrooms by as early as this fall! Thomas Bryan, a Nelson Institute Ph.D. student and greenhouse manager at Leopold Hall, partnered with the Garden and the UW Arboretum to make this exciting project happen. Longenecker Horticulture Gardens Curator, David Stevens, generously donated extra maple, beech, musclewood and crab apple tree wood for the project.

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