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 February 7, 2016


On-Going Events & News Items

Master Gardener Volunteer LogoWear Clothing
Ordering is closed, but will be offered again in the future.
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 

Saturdays
8:00am to 11:00am   Till October 31, 2014
Contact:  Jennifer Schmitz at 414-525-5664 or jschmitz@fbbg.org.


Rotary Gardens Spring Symposium
Plantaholics Retreat, Saturday,
March 19, 2016   9:00am to 3:00pm

Click here for Website and registration

 

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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.

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



SEWMGV Upcoming Events

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
Click Here Flier and Registration

MGV Life Long Gardening Committee Meeting
Linden Grove Health Center
13755 W Fieldpointe Dr, New Berlin, WI 53151
Thursday December 3, 2015  6:30 pm
Everyone is invited and welcome to join us.

January 2016

SEWMGV Monthly Meeting
Wednesday January 13, 2016 9:30 am
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road, Building A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226

MGV Garden Support Committee Meeting
Wednesday January 13, 2016
Directly following the business meeting.  (About 10:45am)   Room 305
Please join us at this meeting as we finalize last minute details for the Volunteer Opportunity Fair to be held Saturday January 23, 2016.
We will also complete planning for the Garden Chair Forum to be held on Tuesday March 15, 2016 and continue reviewing which approved gardens we will visit in 2016.
We always welcome MGVs to join us at our Garden Support Committee(GSC) meetings

MGV Volunteer Opportunity Fair
Saturday   January 23, 2016   9:30 am to 11:00 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 have been invited to participate by setting up a display.
Each Chairperson will bring information about their garden or project and a sign-up sheet.

MGV Education Program —   What to do When Your Garden is Sleeping
The educational Program will immediately follow the Volunteer Opportunity Fair
Saturday   January 23, 2016   11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Carrie Hennessy, Horticulturist/Landscape Designer at Johnson Nursery  — What to do When Your Garden is Sleeping
The sign of a true gardener is seeing past the bare twigs and snow-covered beds of winter, being able to envision all the life and activity that waits for spring.   But winters in Wisconsin are awfully long for daydreaming the whole time.  Carrie Hennessy will help you fill the days with planning and maintenance tips that can be done before the first daffodil appears.
Registration Link will be posted here several weeks before the program.

February 2016

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

Volunteer Graduation and Recognition Celebration
Wednesday February 3, 2016
First Congregational Church of Wauwatosa
1511 Church Street    (Parking lot north of Church and on-street)
6:30  Socializing and Light Refreshments
7:00   Program begins including graduation and Volunteer Recognition.
Those who attended Level One Training in Fall of 2014 — This is your graduation celebration.
All certified SEWMGV’s  Are invited to celebrate all that you did in 2015 as a SEWMG volunteer.
Please feel free to bring a guest.   And RSVP with number attending to:   Nancy.lehrer@ces.uwex.edu  or 414-256-4661

SEWMGV Monthly Meeting
Wednesday February 10, 2016 9:30 am
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130

MGV Garden Support Committee Meeting
Wednesday February 10, 2016   Directly following the MGV Business Meeting  (about 10:45 am)
Boerner Botanical Gardens Visitors and Education Building.
Please join us at this meeting as we complete planning for the Garden Chair Forum to be held on Tuesday March 15, 2016 and decide which committee members will visit selected approved gardens in 2016.

Linden Grove Indoor Planting
Thursday Feb 11, 2016   1:00pm to 3:00pm
Linden Grove
13755  W Fieldpointe Dr.   New Berlin
That’s one block north of National off of SunnySlope Rd  east on Fieldpointe
Come for one hour or come for both.
Please respond to Terrie Ziegler  ziegler6@sbcglobal.net  if you are able to come.
The residents and I  thank you!

Speakers Workshop  — A Level 3 Training Session
Saturday February 13, 2016 9:30 am to Noon
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road, Building A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226
MGVs interested in making public presentations should try to attend this workshop although it is not required in order to be able to make presentations. The workshop includes discussion of tips and tricks for speakers, best practices, use of visual materials including flipcharts, posters and the laptop and projector for making PowerPoint presentations. You will also learn how to obtain existing presentations, scheduling talks, requesting literature, and borrowing AV equipment.
For more information and to sign-up, e-mail Sharon.morrisey@ces.uwex.edu.

MGV Education Program — The Evening Garden
Saturday February 27, 2016   10:30am to 12:00 noon
Location:   Franklin Public Library 9151 W Loomis Rd, Franklin, WI 53132
Zanna Crowe,  Monches Farms
Busy work and volunteer schedules keep many of us away from our gardens during the daylight hours and it is often evening when we find time to relax in our gardens. Horticulturist Zannah Crowe of Monches Farm will present a program on expressing  your creativity in The Evening Garden through plant selection, lighting, sound and fragrance.
Zannah has a degree in Landscape Architecture from UW-Madison and has been working in the field of horticulture for over 30 years. She managed the perennial plant division of a specialty nursery in Connecticut for 12 years before returning to her Midwestern roots when her son was born. For the past 20 years she has been employed as the lead horticulturist at Monches Farm, a perennial plant nursery that has been a destination for adventurous & discerning gardeners since 1980. In addition to gardening Zannah is a hobbyist photographer, with several published photos in national magazines.
Registration Link for this Program

March 2016

Level 2 Training on Flowers  “Herbaceous Ornamentals”
Thursdays   March 3-31, 2016  1:00pm – 3:00pm
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130
Emails will be sent with registration details in late January
The popularity of showy annual flowers and numerous herbaceous perennials available make this a perfect topic for this once-a-year training course.The goal of Level 2 Training is to add to the knowledge of MGVs so that they may apply it to their volunteer service both working on garden projects as well as making presentations and answering questions for the public.

UW Extension Pruning Workshops
Two University of Wisconsin Extension Hands-On Pruning Workshops will be offered in March.
[Workshop focus: trees and shrubs (not fruit trees).]
Choose the date and location that works best for you!
Pruning workshops will be held:
Saturday, March 5, 2016  – 9:00 am to Noon at Lyndon Sculpture Garden,  2145 W. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI 53217
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 – 1 to 4:00 pm at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 36014 Sunset Dr., Dousman, WI 53118 (corner of Hwy 18 and Hwy 67)
Maps to these locations and registration form can be found and downloaded at: https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/uwex/hort/educationalprograms/
Registration will be taken on a first come, first serve basis.  Act fast if interested. Space is limited.  Registration could close early if classes are filled.
The workshop will include an indoor presentation on pruning techniques and tools followed by an outdoor, hands-on pruning component where participants will be given the opportunity to practice what they have learned.
The workshop will be team taught by Ann Wied, Waukesha County UW-Extension Horticulture Educator and Sharon Morrisey, Milwaukee County UW-Extension Horticulture Agent. Pruning tools will not be provided.
Participants should bring their own hand pruning tools and gloves and dress for the weather including comfortable shoes or boots.
Workshop will be held regardless of weather. In case of extreme weather, call 414-256-4660 on the day of the workshop one hour before the scheduled time to confirm that the workshop will be held.
Questions about workshop should be directed to Christa (in the Waukesha County UW-Extension office) at 262/548-7775.
Confirmations to this workshop will be done by e-mail or phone call. We prefer e-mail.
If you do not have e-mail, you must have voice mail with your phone number.
Cost of the workshop:  $25 for UW-Extension Master Gardener Volunteers and $45 for the General Public. No telephone registrations will be accepted.
Mail registration form and check:  Payable to:  University of Wisconsin Extension.
Mail to: UW-Extension Waukesha County, Pruning Workshop, 515 West Moreland Blvd AC G22, Waukesha, WI  53188
CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM

 SEWMGV Monthly Meeting
Wednesday March 9, 2016 9:30 am
Waukesha County UW-Extension in the Waukesha Court House
Directions
515 West Moreland Blvd
Waukesha, WI  53188
Note that you will need to pass through the Court House Security Check

MGV Garden Support Committee Meeting
Wednesday March 9, 2016
Directly following the MGV Business Meeting (about 10:45 AM).
U W Extension in the Waukesha County Courthouse.  Address and directions above.
Please join us at this meeting as we complete last minute details for the Garden Chair Forum to be held on Tuesday March 15, 2016.
We will also finalize which committee members will visit selected approved gardens in 2016.
We will also critique the Volunteer Opportunity Fair event held in January.

SEWMGV Garden Chair Forum
Tuesday March 15, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Boerner Botanical Gardens   Education and Visitors Building,
Tailored specifically to all Approved Garden/Project Chairs. This is the one mandatory event for garden/project chairs
We expect to see all the garden/project chairs in attendance or to send a representative in their place if they cannot be there.
Any MGVs who volunteer at the approved gardens/projects are also welcome to attend and learn more about some of the administrative tasks in operating an approved garden. Topics include: resources (such as signs and garden stakes) available through the garden support committee; duties and responsibilities of garden chairs;and expectations of approved gardens.

MGV Education Program  —  Creative use of Shrubs and Trees in your Landscaping Design
Bill Reichenbach, Senior Plantsman Diagnostician and Certified Arborist, Wachtel Tree Science, inc
Wednesday,  March 16, 2016   6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunset Playhouse,800 Elm Grove Road, Elm Grove, Wisconsin
Bill is a member of International Society of Arboriculture and the Wisconsin Arborist Association. He has served on the board of directors of the Wisconsin Arborists Association, and has appeared on PBS’s ‘The Victory Garden’ and ‘The Wisconsin Gardener’ over the years. He has won numerous industry awards, including an International Society of Arboriculture Gold Leaf Award and a Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council Award.

MGV Bus Trip to Chicago Flower and Garden Show
Friday March 18, 2016
REGISTRATION will begin on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 6 am by e-mail to Doris Fons at dorisann.fons@gmail.com or phone 414-425-6072. E-mail is preferred. Registration is taken in order of time received.
COST will be $33 for SEWMG members and $38 for non-members. This would be the time to pay your SEWMG dues for 2016. The trip cost covers the bus, driver tip and your show ticket.
DEPARTURE is at 7:30 am from the State Fair Park & Ride on 76th St. and Main St. next to the State Fair RV Park and on the other end of the Petit Center. We will have a second pick up at 8 am at the South West College Ave Park & Ride on I94. We will be returning about 5:30 pm.
LUNCH is on your own, either at the show or the many spots available at Navy Pier.
LETTERS will be sent by Sharon Roy with all the information needed IF YOU HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED FOR THE BUS. Please follow those directions carefully and keep your letter for reference.
Check out the website for the Chicago Flower & Garden Show http://chicagoflower.com/ to get information on presentations and displays. This trip counts toward your education hours.
We are hoping for good travel weather and a great day enjoying the coming of Spring.

Rotary Gardens Spring Symposium
Plantaholics Retreat, Saturday,
March 19, 2016   9:00am to 3:00pm

Click here for Website and registration

Realtors Home Show
Week of March 18-26, 2016
Sign-up for working shifts at the Master Gardeners’ booth at the Home Show will be sent to the ListServ in early January.
Again this year, MGV Faouzi Kablaoui will be scheduling volunteers so watch for an e-mail from him and respond in a timely fashion.  MGVs working at the booth will receive a free ticket to the Show but parking is not included. Each shift will have one slot designated for an MGV-In-Training so even our newest MGVs will be able to volunteer for this.  Details to follow as available

April 2016

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

 

MGV Education Program  —  Creative use and placement of Edibles in the Garden
Ben Fuga, Allen Centennial Garden
Thursday April 7, 2016   6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
New Berlin Public Library
Registration Link will be sent by email, and posted here a few weeks before the program.

SEWMGV Monthly Meeting
Wednesday April 13, 2016  6:00 pm   Note the Evening Meeting Time
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road, Building A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226

May 2016

SEWMGV Monthly Meeting
Wednesday May 11, 2016  9:30 am
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road, Building A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226

Master Gardener Perennial Plant Sale
Saturday May 21, 2016
Details will be added here and on the Plant Sale Page as they become available.

June 2016

SEWMGV Monthly Meeting
Wednesday June 8, 2016 9:30 am
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130

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

July 2016

SEWMGV Monthly Meeting
Wednesday July 13, 2016 9:30 am
Waukesha County UW-Extension in the Waukesha Court House
Directions
515 West Moreland Blvd
Waukesha, WI  53188
Note that you will need to pass through the Court House Security Check

MGV Summer Bus Trip
Olbrich Botanical Gardens and the gardens at EPIC in Madison
Friday July 22, 2016
Detailed information will be sent as we get closer to the date.

August 2016

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

SEWMGV Monthly Meeting
Wednesday August 10, 2016 600 pm   Note the Evening Meeting Time
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road, Building A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226

September 2016

SEWMGV Monthly Meeting
Wednesday September 14, 2016 9:30 am
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road, Building A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226

Midwest Regional MG Conference
September 14-17, 2016
Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells
Click Here for the Official Conference Web Site

October 2016

SEWMGV Monthly Meeting
Wednesday October 12, 2016 9:30 am
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130

November 2016

SEWMGV Monthly Meeting
Wednesday November 9, 2016 9:30 am
Waukesha County UW-Extension in the Waukesha Court House
Directions
515 West Moreland Blvd
Waukesha, WI  53188
Note that you will need to pass through the Court House Security Check

December 2016

SEWMG Christmas Party and Annual Meeting
Wednsday December 7, 2016
Alioto’s Restaurant
3041 North Mayfair Road
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
6:00pm Cash Bar
7:00pm Dinner
Annual Meeting to follow
Registration information will be posted here in November.

 


Last Updated February 7, 2016