Megan Cain

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4009 Maher Ave. 53716

Through her garden education, Megan helps passionate gardeners get more from their gardens by first mastering the essentials and then indulging in the colorful details that make gardening not just a favorite pastime, but a lifestyle.

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Megan's Book - Super Easy Food Preserving


Megan Cain is setting out to create a legion of gardening addicts that successfully and passionately grow their own food.Through her gardening education business, The Creative Vegetable Gardener, she helps people get more from their gardens by first mastering the essentials and then indulging in the colorful details that make gardening not just a favorite pastime, but a lifestyle.


Megan is a popular garden writer, speaker and educator. Her workshops and seminars focus on helping gardeners get more food, beauty, pleasure, health, and joyget from their gardens. She loves to use stories, humor and beautiful photography in her teaching and writing. She writes a weekly gardening blog that is reads by thousands of people around the world, publishes educational ebooks and print books, and hosts the Flavorful Life Garden Club,  a new kind of gadening club built for avid food growers who are ready to up their gardening game together, while indulging more fully in all the pleaures of the lifestyle.


Findn out more colorful facts about Megan on her website at creativevegetablegardener.com/about


Design Inspiration for a Creative Vegetable Garden


This workshop will showcase fresh ideas to elevate an ordinary garden to an extraordinary one with plenty of photos to get the creative juices flowing. Led by Megan Cain, founder of The Creative Vegetable Gardener, this workshop offers ideas for how to design a garden that inspires joy, tips for adding artistic touches to your garden, a list of fun and unique vegetables to grow, and suggestions of where to find inspiration.


The 10 Mistakes I Made in My Vegetable Garden So You Don’t Have To

Trial and error is often a part of the gardening experience. But, you can skip over some of the beginner mistakes and move straight to the more advanced ones! Megan Cain will share the top 10 mistakes she’s made in her (and others’) gardens so you can avoid them in your own.



Plan Your Garden So You Can Eat Locally All Year

Ready to start relying on the grocery store less and your vegetable garden more for organic produce year round? With a little planning you can eat food from your garden during all 12 months. Learn how to strategically plan your garden with easy to grow and store crops, how to elevate production with simple maps and records, when to plant crops so you’re harvesting from your garden for Christmas dinner, and how to grow more food with less work. 


Using Herbs Creatively in the Vegetable Garden

Megan will share the simple step by step process of building an herb spiral to add structure and interest to your garden, how to creatively incorporate herbs into your plantings, unique and colorful herb varieties to grow, and super easy ways to preserve herbs for off season use. 



Food Preserving Without Canning

Preserving food doesn’t have to be difficult or take up a lot of time. And if you think canning is the only option – this workshop is for you! You’ll learn how easy it can be to use your basement, fridge and freezer to preserve excess produce instead. Learn how you can preserve food even if you aren’t a gardener, the easiest ways to preserve everything that comes out of your garden, which foods give you the most bang for your buck, and favorite recipes for using preserved food.


Past Events Include:

WI Garden Expo

Portage County (WI) Master Gardeners Conference

North Central WI Master Gardeners Conference

Winnebago County (WI) Master Gardeners Conference


Madison, WI

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Pat Behm from Oshkosh - 02/20/2016 16:13:44

Megan has a love for gardening, gave many helpful hints, and mentioned heirlooms she had success with. An energetic, easy-to-listen-to speaker.

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Worth every second

Sherri from Wisconsin - 02/16/2016 16:58:05

Thank you for inspiring me to connect with other gardeners! The 10 mistakes workshop was very helpful. Gathering all that garden insight in one room was amazing! Well done!

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Megan's Gardening Tips

Beth from Middleton - 02/15/2016 22:53:13

I loved that Megan described vegetable gardening as a lifelong learning process, willing to help people learn from her mistakes and experiences. She kept it simple, with good take away points. Enjoyed hearing her speak.

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