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Master Gardeners to talk about scent in the garden at March 23 meeting
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MONROE - The Green County Master Gardeners will be holding their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. March 23 at the Green County Justice Center, Monroe, in the multipurpose rooms.

Meetings usually include speakers or tours for learning and are open to the public to attend.

Spring often brings longing for the smell of tomato plants or lilacs. The meeting will cover why all those garden scents are tied so closely to vivid memories, as well as some of the science behind scent in the garden. For those who have never gardened with scent in mind before, there will be discussion about tips for that and experimenting with bottled plant aromas.

Amy Freidig, Wisconsin Master Gardener Association, will be presenting "Plants, Emotions and Your Nose." Freidig is a Madison native and has master of science degrees in horticulture and plant breeding. She recently completed a professional certification in online education. She is employed part-time with the Wisconsin Master Gardeners program, where she is responsible for developing interactive educational materials and assisting with outreach programs.

The association meets the fourth Thursday of the month February through October. Association officers for 2017 are Marilyn Sandin-Ross, president; Rae Wellnitz, vice president; Kristi Leonard, secretary; and Lynn Lokken as treasurer.

Anyone interested in horticulture and gardening is welcome to join the association; one does not have to be a master gardener to be a member. For more information on the UW-Extension master gardener program, contact Mark Mayer, agriculture agent, at 608-328-9440.