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Growing and Caring for Plants in Wisconsin:

Foundations in Gardening - Optional Labs

Registration for Fall 2022 is now CLOSED


Optional Labs

The optional labs for the Growing and Caring for Plants in Wisconsin: Foundations in Gardening (Foundations) course include four additional learning sessions for $40. These sessions are led by Extension Horticulture Educators and Outreach Specialists. The labs are held via zoom in groups of 50 (or less). Registration for the optional labs closes at noon on September 19th. 

During the labs you will:

  • Learn more while engaging directly with Extension Educators/Outreach Specialists and other participants
  • Participate in both large and small group activities and discussions.
  • Dig deeper into important course concepts by applying the knowledge gained from the course materials to real-life situations.Sample topics include: 
    • interpreting a soil test report
    • identifying and troubleshooting pest problems
    • locating and using science-based resources

Lab Sections for 2022

The four available Lab Sections for 2022 offer a variety of options for the day of week and daytime and evening class times. Register for the Lab section that works best for your schedule. Registration is specific to the Lab Section you choose. You will not be able to switch between Lab Sections. 

Lab registration is through the Extension Waukesha County. The registration fee is non-refundable. Please note: American Express is not accepted on the registration website for payments. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Lab Section #1

Day/Time:  Thursdays, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Dates:  September 29, November 3, November 10, December 1
Instructors:  Amy Freidig, Margaret Murphy


Lab Section #2

Day/Time:  Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Dates:  September 27, November 1, November 15, November 29
Instructors:  Andrea Ackerman, Ann Wied, Julie Hill


Lab Section #3

Day/Time:  Mondays, 6:30 -7:30 pm
Dates:  October 3, October 24, November 7, November 28
Instructors:  Andrea Ackerman, Ann Wied, Julie Hill


Lab Section #4

Day/Time:  Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Dates:  September 27, November 1, November 15, November 29
Instructors:  Andrea Ackerman, Ann Wied, Julie Hill


Click here to register for labs. 

If you have questions, please contact UW-Madison Division of Extension Horticulture Outreach Specialist Ann Wied, ann.wied@wisc.edu

For more information regarding the labs, please contact:

Ann Wied
Horticulture Outreach Specialist
Extension Waukesha County
515 W Moreland Blvd AC G22
Waukesha WI 53188
Phone: (262) 548-7788 
Fax: (262) 548-7787
Email: ann.wied@wisc.edu

Civil Rights Statement: An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act requirements.