Events

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 January 23, 2017


On-Going Events & News Items

Master Gardener Volunteer LogoWear Clothing
The Fall 2016 SEWMG Logowear clothing ordering session has been closed.
Thanks for your orders!     Contact with questions or suggestions for the future.
Peg Schellin   pnschellin3@wi.rr.com  Bette Frangesch  bfrangesch@aol.com  Nancy Brandon gdquilter69@yahoo.com


Courtesy Items from Related Organizations

Boerner Botanical Gardens

Boerner Botanical Garden, our gem of the County Parks system, needs more volunteers to assist the horticulture staff at the gardens.
Volunteer on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 8:00 – noon throughout the growing season. Just go to the Visitor Center to sign-in and be directed to the area where they want you to work. Bring your standard gardening tools – trowel, weeder, pruner, kneeler, hat, water, sunscreen, insect repellent.    Boerner needs us so thanks for your dedication.

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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 mgvjudy@gmail.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.

Johnson’s Nursery
Menomonee Falls
Link to their Recycle Page

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

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

Waukesha Floral and Greenhouse, 319 S. Prairie Avenue, Waukesha   (262) 542-8152



SEWMGV Upcoming Events

December 2016

Newsletter Articles Due
Input and articles for the Newsletter are due on December 1, 2016
Send to Sandy Manning

SEWMG Christmas Party – Annual Meeting and Graduation
Wednesday December 7, 2016
Alioto’s Restaurant
3041 North Mayfair Road
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Important Parking Note:  You are permitted to park in adjacent Office Building Parking Lot
6:00pm Cash Bar
7:00pm Dinner
Annual Meeting & Graduation to follow
Registration Flier

January 2017

SEWMGV Lifelong Gardening Meeting
Wednesday January 4, 2017  6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
New Berlin Public Library   15105 Library Lane,  New Berlin
Conference Room   2nd floor
All are welcome!!

SEWMGV Monthly Meeting
Wednesday January 11, 2017 9:30 am
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road, Building A   Room 414
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226

SEWMGV Garden Support Committee  (GSC)
Wednesday January 11, 2017  10:45  (approx)  Room 305
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
Right after the MGV Monthly Meeting (about 10:45 AM).  We will finalize last minute details for the Volunteer Opportunity Fair.
We will also continue planning for the Garden Chair Forum to be held on Wednesday March 22nd and finalize which approved gardens we will visit in 2017.
Lastly we will get an update on planning for the 2017 Public Garden visits for selected Approved Gardens.

SEWMG Pollinator Group Meeting
 Saturday January 14, 2017  10:30 AM  Room 414 (lunch room)
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
Come and learn about those pesky social wasps and hornets as well as fascinating solitary wasps, which often act as beneficial insects in gardens. Since it is a common question from the public, we will also discuss social wasp nest prevention and removal.
All MGVs and MGVs-in-Training are welcome to attend meeting and become involved in the Pollinator Group. You can attend meetings and events without being on the Pollinator Group e-mail list. Being on the list, however, gets you copies of the meeting presentations, articles, and other information of interest about pollinators. You can ask to be added to the Pollinator Group e-mail list by contacting Jennifer Lazewski at  jenlazewski@gmail.com

SEWMG Volunteer Opportunity Fair
Saturday January 21, 2017   9:00 am to 10:30 am
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130
This is an opportunity for our new Master Gardener Volunteers-in-Training as well as any of our current Master Gardener Volunteers to come and check out the approximately forty plus opportunities to earn your 24 plus required volunteer hours.  This event will be held at the Boerner Botanical Gardens Education and Visitors Building.
All Chairpersons of Garden Projects and other MGV Projects will be invited to participate by setting up a display.
Each Chairperson will bring information about their garden or project and a sign-up sheet.

SEWMG Educational Speaker
January 21st 11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.   Directly Following the Volunteer Opportunity Fair
Boerner Botanical Gardens  9400 Boerner Dr., Hales Corners
What’s new with Wisconsin’s MGV program? –  Mike Maddox
Mike is no stranger to many MGVs in the state. He’s been a horticulture educator with UW-Extension since 2001, working most of this time in Rock County. He’s also taught  MGVs across the state and has been a frequent guest on Wisconsin Public Television’s “Wisconsin Gardener” and Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Garden Talk.”
Join Mike in a discussion of what is up and coming with Wisconsin’s  MGV Program.
Click Here to Register

Annual WinterGreen Conference
Friday, January 27, 2017
If your looking for a pretty good conference to attend consider The 25th Annual WinterGreen Conference held at Gateway Technical College in Kenosha.  This years speakers include Melinda Meyers, Megan Cain, Roy Diblik and Jeff Epping.
You get a nice lunch and snacks and get continuing education hours.
For more information contact:  WWW.gtc.edu/wintergreen

February 2017

Newsletter Articles Due
Input and articles for the Newsletter are due on February 1, 2017
Send to Sandy Manning

SEWMGV Lifelong Gardening Meeting
Wednesday February 1, 2017  6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
New Berlin Public Library   15105 Library Lane,  New Berlin
Conference Room   2nd floor
All are welcome!!

SEWMGV Monthly Meeting
Wednesday February 8, 2017 9:30 am
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road, Building A  Room 414
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226

SEWMGV Garden Support Committee  (GSC)
Wednesday February 8, 2017  Room 305
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
Right after the MGV Monthly Meeting (about 10:45 AM).
We will complete planning for the Garden Chair Forum and decide which committee members will visit selected approved gardens in 2017.
Lastly we will get an update on planning for the 2017 Public Garden visits for selected Approved Gardens.

SEWMGV Educational Speaker
Monday February 13, 2017   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Brookfield Library  1900 N Calhoun Rd,  Brookfield
Eat Locally All Year:  Planning a High Yield Garden,  Megan Cain, owner of the Creative Vegetable Gardener
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.

March 2017

UW Extension Pruning Workshops
To be scheduled in March and April.
Details will be emailed and also posted here.

Educational Focus for 2017
Wednesday March 1, 2017   6:30 pm
Topic:  “Common Insect Pests”
Backyard Bugs:   “Who’s who and what to do.”
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road, Building A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226
Everyone is welcome.  No pre-registration or fees.

SEWMGV Lifelong Gardening Meeting
Wednesday March 1, 2017  6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
New Berlin Public Library   15105 Library Lane,  New Berlin
Youth Program Room
All are welcome!!

SEWMGV Monthly Meeting
Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:30 am
Waukesha County Extension Office
http://waukesha.uwex.edu/
515 W Moreland Boulevard
Waukesha, WI 53188-3869
Note:  You will need to go through Security to enter building.

Level 2 Training  (Local)  “Woody Ornamental Plants”
Thursday March 9, 2017   9:00 am to 10:30 am
Four Weeks   5:30 pm until 8:30 pm
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130
For certified MGVs.
MGVs-in-Training can register if space allows.
This event will be held at the Boerner Botanical Gardens Education and Visitors Building.

SEWMGV Educational Speaker for March
March 11, 2017   10:00 am  to 11:30 am
New Berlin Public Library   15105 Library Lane,  New Berlin
Shade Gardening  —  Planting For Shade
Nancy Nedveck, owner of the Flower Factory

PHA Training  (for new folks)
Saturday March 14, 2017   9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Saturday April 1, 2017   9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road, Building A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226

Garden Chair Forum
Wednesday March 22, 2017   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Boerner Botanical Gardens
Save the date.   Details will follow.

Art in Bloom
March 23 to 26, 2017
Save the dates:  Details to follow.

Realtor’s Home and Garden Show
March 24, 2017 to April 2, 2017  (Closed March 27 & 28)
March 22, 2017   Set up
March 23, 2017   Orientation for MGVs staffing the booth.  Will be held at the display booth at State Fair.
Topic Information:
The topic for this year’s major display will be common insect problems. It will cover all the creepy crawlies that most people know but don’t know much about such as Japanese beetle, multi-colored Asian ladybeetle, boxelder bugs,slugs, earwigs and yellow jackets/hornets/wasps.
For our display at the Realtors’ Home and Garden Show at State Fair Park in late March, let’s envision oversized photos that will draw people in because they will be familiar and maybe just a little frightening!  We already have UWEX Garden Factsheets on all of them, too!
Signup Information:
Working  hours are  not  the  same all days and the shifts are changing accordingly.
Click for Signup Sheet showing daily working  hours,  shifts and  the  time  of  each  shift, please  read  it  carefully, if  you  like  to  help  in  any  shift,  call me at  414-352-6557 or by email at fkablaoui@aol.com  or  fkablaoui2@gmail.com
In case  of  email it  is  important  to  write  your  full  name,  and  if  you like  to  be  shift  captain.
Please note  that this  event  is  open only for  certified Master Gardeners and one Mg  in  training per shift (those whom took  their  first  training  in  Fall 2016).  Many  thanks  and  best  regards,  Faouzi  Kablaoui

SEWMGV Bus Trip
March 24, 2017
We will be going to the Garfield Conservatory and then to the Chicago Botanical Gardens for a box lunch and their Orchid Show.  We are hoping for a beautiful day.  Watch for the sign up e-mail at the end of  January.  Sign up will begin Tuesday, Febraury 7, 2017 at 6:00 am by e-mailing dorisann.fons@gmail.com or calling 414-425-6072.  E-mail is always preferred to guarantee your spot.

April 2017

UW Extension Pruning Workshops
To be scheduled in March and April.
Details will be emailed and also posted here.

Newsletter Articles Due
Input and articles for the Newsletter are due on April 1, 2017
Send to Sandy Manning

PHA Training  (for new folks)
Saturday April 1, 2017   9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Second of two training dates.
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road, Building A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226

SEWMGV Lifelong Gardening Meeting
Wednesday April 5, 2017  6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
New Berlin Public Library   15105 Library Lane,  New Berlin
Conference Room   2nd floor
All are welcome!!

SEWMGV Monthly Meeting
Wednesday April 12, 2017 9:30 am
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130

SEWMGV Educational Speaker for April
Date and Location to be determined and will be posted here when available.
New Rose Trends Bring Success in your Garden,
Diana Sommers, representing the Rose Society.
Learn the latest trends in rose gardening and what rose hybridizers now focus on to ensure success for gardeners.  Incorporating roses into your landscape has become easier than ever with the latest rose trends.  Learn the basic steps to ensure success, hear about the latest trends of hybridizers, and leave with a list of roses that will bring enjoyment and success in your garden

May 2017

SEWMGV Monthly Meeting
Wednesday May 10, 2017 9:30 am
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road, Building A  Room 414
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226

SEWMGV Plant Sale
Saturday May 20, 2017  8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Go to Perennial Plant Sale Page for all the Details.

June 2017

Newsletter Articles Due
Input and articles for the Newsletter are due on June 1, 2017
Send to Sandy Manning

SEWMGV Monthly Meeting
Wednesday June 14, 2017 9:30 am
Waukesha County Extension Office
http://waukesha.uwex.edu/
515 W Moreland Boulevard
Waukesha, WI 53188-3869
Note:  You will need to go through Security to enter building.

July 2017

SEWMGV Monthly Meeting
Wednesday July 12, 2017 6:30 pm
Please Note:   This is an evening meeting.
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130

  • International Master Gardener Conference 2017
    Wherever your garden grows on this planet, you will find a wealth of new ideas at the 2017 International Master Gardener Conference (IMGC) in Portland, Oregon, July 10-14, 2017.
    The conference is scheduled for the Oregon Convention Center in Portland near the east banks of the Willamette River. Three conference hotels all are within short, 10-15 minute walk.
    Early bird registration: October 10, 2016 through January 13, 2017;
    Hotel code release: October 10, 2016.
    Visit their blog page at http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/2017imgc/

August 2017

Newsletter Articles Due
Input and articles for the Newsletter are due on August 1, 2017
Send to Sandy Manning

SEWMGV Monthly Meeting
Wednesday August 9, 2017 9:30 am
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road, Building A  Room 414
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226

SEWMGV Summer Picnic
August 17, 2017
MGVs and MGV trainees: Join in the fun!!!
Mitchell Park Pavilion, Brookfield
(Rain or shine. We have reserved inside and outside pavilion areas.)
Appetizers and Drinks: 5:00 pm, Entrées: 6:00 pm
All beverages, entrées, picnic games and music will be provided.
Please bring a side dish, appetizer, or dessert to share with all.

SEWMGV Bus Trip
August 18, 2017
On our summer trip we are planning to go to Wollersheim Winery and a small herb farm, home of the owner of Roots Chocolates.  Plans for this are still in process and all details will be sent by email and posted here in spring.

September 2017

SEWMGV Monthly Meeting
Wednesday September 13, 2017 9:30 am
Waukesha County Extension Office
http://waukesha.uwex.edu/
515 W Moreland Boulevard
Waukesha, WI 53188-3869
Note:  You will need to go through Security to enter building.

SEWMGV Educational Speaker
Wednesday September 13, 2017   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
New Berlin Library    15105 W Library Ln, New Berlin
Paul Drobst:  Are Your Weeds Laughing at You?

October 2017

Newsletter Articles Due
Input and articles for the Newsletter are due on October 1, 2017
Send to Sandy Manning

SEWMGV Monthly Meeting
Wednesday October 11, 2017 9:30 am
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road, Building A  Room 414
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226

WIMGA Conference 2017
Friday October 13, 2017 and Saturday October 14, 2017
West Bend Mutual Insurance Company Prairie Center.  West Bend, WI
This conference is being hosted by Washington Co.
More details will provided as they become available.

November 2017

SEWMGV Monthly Meeting ——- If Needed
Wednesday November 8, 2017 9:30 am
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road, Building A  Room 414
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226

December 2017

Newsletter Articles Due
Input and articles for the Newsletter are due on December 1, 2017
Send to Sandy Manning

SEWMG Christmas Party – Annual Meeting and Graduation
Wednesday December 5, 2017
Alioto’s Restaurant
3041 North Mayfair Road
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Important Parking Note:  You are permitted to park in adjacent Office Building Parking Lot
6:00pm Cash Bar
7:00pm Dinner
Annual Meeting & Graduation to follow
Registration Flier will be posted here in mid-November

September 2018

WIMGA Conference 2018
Friday September 21, 2018 and Saturday September 22, 2018
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Save the dates.  More details will provided as they become available.

 

Last Updated January 23, 2017