MADISON – With the advent of spring comes warmer weather — and gardening season. Area gardeners are invited to gather ideas for their plots at the UW Family Gardening Day on Saturday, May 6, on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The free, family-friendly event runs from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the university’s Allen Centennial Garden, Steenbock Memorial Library and D.C. Smith Instructional Greenhouse.

“Spring is here, and it’s time to get growing,” says event organizer Johanna Oosterwyk, manager of the D.C. Smith Instructional Greenhouse. “UW Family Gardening Day is a great way to kick off gardening season with activities and inspiration for the whole family.”

UW-Madison and UW-Extension experts and volunteers will be on hand all day to answer questions about plants, soils, weeds and pests; offer advice for gardens of all sizes; and host a variety of demonstrations and displays on topics such as limited-space gardens, edible gardens and ways to extend the growing season.

Each location will also have fun, hands-on activities for kids. At…