Wood County Master Gardener Volunteers offer two opportunities for the public to learn about gardening.
? At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Wood County Courthouse, Wisconsin Rapids. Enjoy refreshments and social time with Wood County Master Gardener Volunteers followed by a presentation about an African seedling nursery, information on plants of the African "bush" and a short overview of African "killer" bees and perhaps a story or two. The speaker has visited Africa on two different occasions. This presentation is free and open to the public.
? At 8 a.m. Oct. 26, University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County, 2000 W. Fifth St., Marshfield, in the Multimedia Classroom 113. Register in advance for fall gardening seminar by calling the UW Extension Office, 715-421-8440. Cost is $10 and payable at the seminar. Programs start at 8:30 a.m. Speakers include: Mark Dwyer, director of Horticulture Rotary Gardens, Janesville, on Bulbs for Fall Planting "Planting Process, Care and Creative Designs"; Dr. Jean Larson, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, on Therapeutic Horticulture, "Plant-Based Therapeutic Concepts and Outreach Examples."