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The University of Wisconsin Extension is offering online late spring conversations with Green Thumb Gardening on Wednesdays May 24 through June 16 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The cost is between $ 12 and $ 50.

The Green Thumb Gardening series gives you the practical knowledge to keep your home garden going! University of Wisconsin Extension educators and local horticultural experts provide detailed and accessible information for everyone from the novice to the seasoned gardener.

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