Open house brings gardening expert to Westfield

Open house brings gardening expert to Westfield

Melinda Myers will be the featured speaker at the Marquette County Master Gardener Association open house on Jan. 30 in Westfield.

The Marquette County Master Gardener Association will host an open house from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 30, at Westfield Village Hall, 124 E 3rd St., Westfield.

The featured speaker will be Melinda Myers, a nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author and columnist with more than 30 years of horticulture experience. She has a master’s degree in horticulture and was a horticulture instructor with tenure. Myers has written more than 20 gardening books and some will be available at this event for purchase. Myers will be signing books at the end of the evening. You may have heard or seen her on PBS and WPR or at the Garden Expo in Madison. She is also a contributor for Wisconsin Gardener magazine. More information on Myers can be found at

This event will include time for you to bring your garden questions to Myers for answers. Garden centers will be attending with booths showing their wares, giving you time to chat with local businesses in the area. Master Gardener Volunteers will be on hand to share information on what it means to be a volunteer with the Master Gardener program. They will also share how to get involved in your community, how to become a volunteer with the program, how to become a member of the local Master Gardener Association, and help sign you up for the upcoming class sessions.

Door prize drawings and refreshments will be part of the evening fun. There is no charge to attend and reservations are not required. Mark your calendars and tell your friends. Call Joni at 608-369-0625 or Scott at 541-921-5806 with questions.