Labs for the Foundations in Horticulture Course

The Labs option for the Foundations in Horticulture course include four additional learning sessions for $40. These sessions provide an opportunity for participants to dig deeper into important concepts covered in the Foundations in Horticulture course by applying the knowledge gained from the course materials to real-life situations. Topics such as interpreting a soil test report, identifying and troubleshooting pest problems, and locating and using science-based resources are covered.

The labs are held via zoom in groups of 50 (or less). This allows participants to engage directly with the Extension Educators facilitating the labs, as well as other participants, in both large and small group activities and discussions. 

Lab Sections for 2021

The five available Lab Sections for 2021 offer a variety of options for the day of week and daytime and evening class times. Lab Section details are below.  If a lab is offered by your local county Extension Educator, you are encouraged to enroll in that section as it provides an opportunity to connect with your Extension educator as well as others in your area. If the dates/times in your local county do not work for you, 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 Online Registration Portal (link is below). 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:  Mondays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Dates:  October 4, November 1, November 15, November 29
Counties:  Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, La Crosse
Instructors:   Kaitlin Davis – La Crosse County; Margaret Murphy – Chippewa, Dunn & Eau Claire Counties


Lab Section #2

Day/Time:  Tuesdays, 6:30 -7:30 pm
Dates:  September 28, October 26, November 9, November 30
Counties:  Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, Waukesha
Instructors:  Stephanie Plaster – Ozaukee & Washington Counties; Ann Wied – Milwaukee & Waukesha Counties


Lab Section #3

Day/Time:  Wednesdays, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Dates:  September 29, October 27, November 10, December 1
Counties:  Dane, Rock, Walworth
Instructors:  Julie Hill – Rock & Walworth Counties; Lisa Johnson – Dane County


Lab Section #4

Day/Time:  Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Dates:  September 30, October 28, November 11, December 2
Counties:  Marinette, Milwaukee, Waukesha
Instructors:  Scott Reuss – Marinette County; Ann Wied – Milwaukee & Waukesha Counties


Lab Section #5

Day/Time:  Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Dates:  September 30, October 28, November 11, December 2
Counties:  Adams, Marathon, Wood
Instructors:  Even Henthorne – Adams County; Janell Wehr – Marathon & Wood Counties


If you have questions, contact your local county UW-Madison Division of Extension Educator: