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Interested in attending one of the following Master Gardener Volunteer programs? Some of the events are open to the public while others require advance registration.

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Last Updated May 29, 2015


On-Going Events & News Items

Master Gardener Volunteer LogoWear Clothing

Orders for MGV LogoWear clothing are now being taken.
Click here for information and order form.
Contact Peg Schellin 262-246-6337 pnschellin@wi.rr.com  or  Bette Frangesch 414-530-8222 bfrangesch@aol.com  with questions or suggestions.

 


Courtesy Items from Related Organizations

Boerner Botanical Gardens
Volunteer Weeding 

Tuesdays – Wednesdays – Thursdays
8:00am to 12:00pm   Till October 31, 2014
Contact:  Jennifer Schmitz at 414-525-5664 or jschmitz@fbbg.org.

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Where Can I Recycle My Pots?

The following organizations are known at this time.  If you are aware of additional locations, send the information to jwilliamson13@wi.rr.com and it will be posted here.

Stein’s Garden and Gifts

Menards      (only Menards stores that have garden centers) are accepting nursery plastics for recycling.

Bayside Garden Center on Brown Deer Road 414-352-6159

The Oconomowoc Landscape &  Nursery –  N68 W37850 County Road K – 262-567-1777



SEWMGV Upcoming Events

Mandatory Child Protection Training
With the implementation of Executive Order 54 – mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect – all UWEX staff and volunteers are required to complete mandatory reporter online training. All Master Gardeners are required to complete this training. Even though some people may not volunteer with youth, they have the potential to interact with youth.  No exceptions. At the end of the training there is an option to print a certificate of completion. This should be printed and turned in to the local county UWEX office to keep on file. This must be turned in by March 1st for all new trainees, and the counties will include the information on completion in the report submitted to the state Program Office.

Go to Link for Abuse Training for All MGVs  to get started. It should take 30-60 minutes to complete the core of the training, with options to access additional useful information that will add to the training time. This training can be counted as 1 hour (60 minutes) of continuing education.

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May 2015

Master Composter Training Workshop
Saturday May 2, 2015
The UW-Extension Solid & Hazardous Waste Education Center (SHWEC) and Waukesha County UW-Extension along with Retzer Nature Center and Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use will be offering this workshop at Retzer Nature Center, to provide Master Composter Certification to individuals  who want to share their knowledge of home composting with others.  The goal of the Master Composter program is to empower local composters to organize and teach home composting workshops and offer compost demonstrations in their communities. The training will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is  equired and there is a $30 fee for the program which includes the home study workbook and the workshop.
Lunch is not included. Those who are interested in learning about composting but are not interested in becoming a Master Composter can attend the morning session from 9 a.m. to Noon. The fee is $20 for the half-day program.  Registration is required. Space is limited!
Need a registration form or have questions?  Contact Ann at 262-548-7788 in the Waukesha County UWExtension office or e-mail her at awied@waukeshacounty.gov.
Master Composter Information and Registration

SEWMGV Life Long Gardening Meeting
Wednesday May 6, 2015  6:30 – 8:30 pm
Linden Grove Health Care
13755 W. Fieldpointe Drive
New Berlin, WI 53151

SEWMG  Educational Program – Gardening with Ease
Thursday May 14, 2015   10:30am    Note:  This is the correct date.
Join us at the DNR area of State Fair Park for a hands-on session.
The Lifelong Gardening Committee will present Techniques for Gardening with Ease.
You have all seen the tools at the volunteer fair and SEWMG Plant Sale, but now is your chance to actually use the tools to see what works best for you!
Get hands-on experience with tools that will ease your time in the garden & information on enabling gardening.  This is a hands on experience, so don’t expect to be sitting around listening! Be ready to touch & use the tools!
Click here to register for this program

SEWMG Annual Perennial Plant Sale
Saturday May 16, 2015
Save the Date

SEWMGV Monthly Committee & Business Meeting
Wednesday May 20, 2015 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Please Note the Evening Time-frame
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130

SEWMG  Day Trip
Wednesday May 27, 2015  9:00am to 11:00am
Jerry Nelson Garden Tour
Edible Landscape —  Year 3 Growing Grapes
A Racine/Kenosha Master Gardener and owner of Classic Gardens, Jerry has opened his yard to us for many years to give us an educational program. This year our focus will be “The Edible Landscape” and we will view the progress of Jerry’s grape vine project that he started three years ago. The tour of his yard reveals a collection of great trees and shrubs. This event counts towards your education hours.
There is a maximum number of 40 MGVs that are able to register for this tour.
Registration begins on Tuesday, May 5TH at 6:00 a.m. There is a $7 fee that will be collected that morning and will be donated to Jerry as a thank you so
he can put it towards another special addition to his plant collection. As always, a letter will be sent if you are on the list of 40 participants with all the details and directions to Jerry’s home.  And the fun part at the end of the morning is our little plant exchange.  Bring one or more special plants from your yard that you want to share with others who will also bring plants.  Jerry also adds to our exchange. He may also have some spring annuals available for purchase.
Coffee and treats will also be available, courtesy of Jerry.  This is always an enjoyable event and we are hoping for a sunny morning to enjoy the program and the tour. Hope to see you there.

June 2015

Garden Work Schedule for June 1 to June 7

Newsletter Articles Due
Input and articles for the Newsletter are due on June 1, 2015
Send to Sandy Manning

SEWMGV Monthly Committee & Business Meeting
Note:  Meeting is in the Waukesha Court House
Wednesday June 10, 2015 9:30 am
Waukesha County UW-Extension
515 West Moreland Blvd.,  Room G55
Waukesha, WI  53188

July 2015

SEWMGV Monthly Committee & Business Meeting
Wednesday July 8, 2015 9:30 am
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130

SEWMG  Bus Trip
Greg Bergman Garden
Lake Forest Illinois
Friday July 17, 2015
Save the Date

WIMGA Annual Conference
July 31 – August 1, 2015
The Bluff Country Master Gardener group is hosting this Conference
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Link to their Web site
Save the Date, more details as they become available

August 2015

Newsletter Articles Due
Input and articles for the Newsletter are due on August 1, 2015
Send to Sandy Manning

WIMGA Annual Conference
July 31, 2015 to August 1, 2015
The Bluff Country Master Gardener group is hosting this Conference
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Link to their Web site
Save the Dates, more details as they become available

SEWMG  Public Garden Tour  (Free)
Saturday August 8, 2015   10:00am to 3:00pm
Tour Locations will include:
Pewaukee Public Library Garden
NuGenesis Farm
Historic Dousman Stagecoach
Eble Gardens
The Public is invited to join these tours.
Print a Flyer
Print a Bookmark

SEWMGV Monthly Committee & Business Meeting
Wednesday August 12, 2015 9:30 am
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130

MGV Annual Picnic
Thursday August 20, 2015
Mitchell Park Pavilion in Brookfield
19900 River Road
(Entrances off of Capitol Drive and River Road
between Barker Road and Brookfield Road)
5:00pm  Appetizers
6:00pm  Main entree is provided by officers
Member are asked to bring a dish to pass
Save the Date, more details as they become available

September 2015

SEWMGV Monthly Committee & Business Meeting
Note:  Meeting is in the Waukesha Court House
Wednesday September 9, 2015 9:30 am
Waukesha County UW-Extension
515 West Moreland Blvd.,  Room G55
Waukesha, WI  53188

MGV International Conference
September 22 -25, 2015
Council Bluffs,  Iowa
Link to their Web Site
Save the Date, more details as they become available

October 2015

Newsletter Articles Due
Input and articles for the Newsletter are due on October 1, 2015
Send to Sandy Manning

SEWMGV Monthly Committee & Business Meeting
Wednesday October 14, 2015 9:30 am
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130

November 2015

SEWMGV Monthly Committee & Business Meeting
Wednesday November 11, 2015 9:30 am
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130

December 2015

Newsletter Articles Due
Input and articles for the Newsletter are due on December 1, 2015
Send to Sandy Manning

SEWMG Christmas Party and Annual Meeting
Wednesday December 2, 2015
Alioto’s Restaurant
3041 North Mayfair Road
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
6:00pm Cash Bar
7:00pm Dinner
Annual Meeting to follow
Mark the date on your calendar

 


Last Updated May 29, 2015