March 18 through April 20, Ixonia, WI
This annual event is a wonderful way for teachers to encourage their students to think on a deeper level about how we should treat the earth, nature, and our environment. It challenges them to relay their thoughts in poetry OR essay form. This writing challenge will be offered to 3rd and 4th grade students. With many opportunities beginning at the middle school level, we wish to encourage slightly younger students to use their creative thinking skills, enhance their thoughts on how to create a healthier tomorrow, and build their confidence- not only in their writing skills, but in themselves and what they can accomplish.
March 31 through June 5
We are very excited to once again offer our spring coloring contest, featuring a terra cotta pot with a sleeping bunny, flowers, and cute caterpillars around! Kid's from 2-10 years old will be eligible to enter and join in the fun by coloring and decorating! Contest groups will be broken down into age divisions as follows...2-4 years , 5-7years, and 8-10 years of age.
Melinda will share ideas regarding planting containers geared toward condo/apartment dwellers who have limited space for growing. She'll talk about edible container gardens and combining perennials, annuals, and edibles in containers and how to care for them properly.
This is an opportunity to emphasize our new“Summer Program” in our annual department. We'll have successive plantings so there are fresh, new products available throughout the summer – newly planted annuals, hanging baskets and containers, new stock of perennials and nursery stock as well as talking about issues that need attention in the garden.
Melinda will talk about what Ebert’s has available to plant in our zone that will thrive in the hot summer months.
How to use mums, grasses, kale, pansies in your gardens, containers and hanging baskets when you transition over to the fall. Promote the fall product available at Ebert’s this time of year.
Promote holiday wreath and container workshops held at Ebert’s, feature custom product created by our designers (wreaths, containers, and swags) Pre-view “Winter Wonderland” in the new Field House.