Continuing Education Workshops

Gardening Workshops

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Continuing Education offers tours of the UW-Whitewater campus in the summer and workshops throughout the year. Questions? Contact Kari Borne at 262-472-1003 or

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Common Milkweed: Nature’s Smorgasbord - Tuesday, August 13, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Many insects use the common milkweed for food. Learn about this plant and the insects you might see if it is part of your garden. While milkweed is easy to grow, it can be aggressive. Learn how to grow and control this plant so it can be an important member of your pollinator garden or home landscape. We’ll start the workshop in the classroom, then move to the prairie to hunt for milkweed and get to know the plant, up close and personal!

This workshop will begin in room 1309 Hyland Hall. The class will then move to the prairie, located at the northeastern part of the UW-W campus. Please note that the prairie is a 15 minute walk from Hyland Hall, so participants may choose to drive. Note that the prairie is not wheelchair accessible and participants should be prepared to walk in un-mowed, tall grass areas of the prairie. Participants should be prepared for the weather conditions (sunscreen, water bottle, etc.) and should use their discretion on participating in inclement conditions. The workshop will be held rain or shine, and are cancelled only if severe weather warnings are issued. If you need accommodations or have questions about physical access, contact Kari Borne at or 262-472-1003.

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