The Horticulture Program provides unbiased, university research based information to the general public focusing on horticultural and natural resource education about environmentally and socially responsible practices through leadership and innovate programming.  It provides thousands of volunteer hours through the efforts of the Eau Claire Area Master Gardener Volunteer Program Association.


Margaret Murphy is our Horticulture Outreach Specialist. She serves Chippewa, Dunn, and Eau Claire Counties. Her main duty is to oversee the Master Gardener Volunteer Programs in each county. She is also available to answer horticulture questions. She is assisted in this by the Master Gardener Volunteers.

Margaret Murphy
Horticulture Outreach Specialist
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension,
Chippewa, Dunn, and Eau Claire Counties
227 1st Street West
Altoona, WI 54720-1601
Phone: 715-726-7957 (Main office in Chippewa County)

You can email questions to Margaret at margaret.murphy@wisc.edu  or call her main office in Chippewa County at 715-726-7957.