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“In the Field” Series: Seed Starting Session

February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Join Lisa Johnson, Horticulture Outreach Specialist with Dane County, as she leads a discussion teaching participants how to become more successful seed starters.  Participants will also have an opportunity to get their hands dirty and take home the results.

Topics include:

  • How to test seed viability and properly store seeds
  • Identifying cool season vs warm season crops
  • Determine sowing and growing techniques for different crops using seed packet info, proper lighting, temperature, fertilizer and watering techniques
  • How to harden off and transplant seedlings

Fee: $35 (includes tax & take-home materials)

*Space is limited to 15 participants


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  • Masks are required for all participants (regardless of vaccination status) indoors.
  • Social distancing will be observed & participants will be spread out at workstations throughout our Loft area.
  • Proof of vaccination is required for participation and will be asked for during check-in.
  • If you are exhibiting signs of sickness, fever, or general unpleasantness, please stay home.

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Lisa Johnson grew up in Madison’s southwest side. Lisa’s mother and grandfather were avid gardeners, and her love of plant life was encouraged by high-school biology teacher Marilyn Hanson. Lisa earned her undergraduate degree in Horticulture at UW-Madison and worked at various local garden centers and nurseries before returning to the UW for a graduate degree in Agricultural Communications. She started her Cooperative Extension career first in Milwaukee County before returning to Dane County. Lisa started the Teaching Garden at Dane County UWEX in 2004 as an outdoor classroom for master gardeners, children and the general public.


February 24
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Four Winds Farm Fitchburg
(608) 835-5834


The Loft @ Four Winds Farm Fitchburg
5735 Adams Road
Fitchburg, Wisconsin 53575
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(608) 835-5834