2015 Garden Tour

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Above photo is from Anita and Kevin Goede’s Cottage Garden

What: Women’s Resource Center’s Annual Tour of Gardens, “Bursting with Blooms”

When: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 11th (rain or shine)

Tickets: $15 each; kids younger than 7 are free. Tickets can be purchased now at the WRC or on the day of the event at any of the featured gardens.

Event Sponsors: Live Well Winona & Merchants Bank

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Featured Gardens:

Below photos are from Anita and Kevin Goede’s Cottage Garden

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Below photos are from Jenine and Tom Rudnik’s Serene Tapestry Gardens

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2015 Gala

28th Annual Gala and Auction Night

Saturday, March 28, 2015 is the date for the Gala event this year.  This year’s theme is Putting On The Glitz!

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Location: Riverport Inn & Suites Ballroom
6:00 Drinks and Silent Auction
6:30 Dinner
8:00 – 11:30 Live Dance Music by The Annie Mack Band
9:30 Live Auction
Cash bar also available.
Creative and/or Elegant Attire Celebrated!

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the WRC: $45 individual or $320 for a reserved table of 8.

Dinner Choices
Roasted Chicken Breast with Asparagus
Tenderloin Beef Tips
Vegetarian Penne Genoa
               All entrees served with green salad, oven roasted baby red potatoes, and sugar snap peas with glazed carrots.

Dinners are pre-ordered, please indicate your order on or before 3/13/2015, and tell your guests to do so as well.

2014 Garden Tour

What: Women’s Resource Center annual Tour of Gardens, “Bursting with Blooms “

When: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 12th. rain or shine

Tickets: $15 each; kids younger than 7 are free. Tickets can be purchased on the week of the event at the WRC or the day of the event at any of the featured gardens.

Event Sponsors: Merchants Bank & Shirley and Will Oberton

Garden Sponsors: Bronk’s

Featured Gardens:

New Website Launch

Welcome to our new website, launched May 2014. Thanks to the Computer Science students (CS 344 Fall 2013 and CS444 Spring 2014) at Winona State University and Dr. Joan Francioni for building this wonderful new site. Please take some time to explore the site and contact us if you have any difficulties navigating it. New features include:

  • News from the WRC
  • Links to state and national resources
  • World News
  • Safe web use information
  • Spanish information page
  • Mobile versions for phone and tablets

2013 Garden Tour

What: Women’s Resource Center annual Tour of Gardens, “Bursting with Blooms “

When: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 29th. rain or shine

Tickets: $15 each; kids younger than 7 are free. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event at any of the featured gardens.

Event Sponsors: Merchants Bank & Shirley and Will Oberton

Garden Sponsors: Winona National Bank and Thern

Featured Gardens:

  • “Urban Tranquil Garden,” Alicia and Brad Bullard, 120 Walnut St., Winona
  • “Whimsical Garden,” Marlene and Bob Kohner, 22231 U.S. Hwy. 61 mile marker 21, Homer
  • “Pathways to Perennials and a Great White Pin,” Emile Falc and Jay Kohner, 224 E. Sanborn St., Winona
  • Jamie and Mark Jameson, 27406 Hartwood Dr., Rushford
  • “Hidden Gardens of Gilmore,” Dorothy and Bill Wichman, 100 Jay Bee Drive, Winona

2014 Summer Youth Garden Project

The 2014 Youth Garden Project begins on Monday June 2, 2014 from 6:00 -7:30 p.m. at the Community Garden behind Redeemer Lutheran Church, Winona. Over 30 children, ranging from age 5-12, are registered to garden with the Master Gardeners of Winona and staff from the WRC every Monday night through August 18. The gardeners will take a holiday on Monday July 7.

Youth gardeners will plant their own flower and vegetable gardens, learn growing and nurturing skills, and participate in a variety of activities related to the environment, nutrition and ecology led by local experts.

Contact Emily at the WRC 452-4440 for more information.

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2013 Gardeners