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 June 15, 2017


On-Going Events & News Items

Master Gardener Volunteer LogoWear Clothing
The online store for clothing is now closed for the spring order.
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.   For information /sign up :  414-525-5653  or info@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 mgvjudy@gmail.com  and it will be posted here

Stein’s Garden and Home

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

June 2017

Garden Workdays  – Click Here for Approved Garden Projects Page

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

Plant Health Updates  (PHU)
Thursday June 1, 2017   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Will be held every other Thursday
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road, Building A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226
This is especially valuable continuing education  for Plant Health Advisors (PHA) but everyone is welcome.
No need to pre-register. Just come when you can. Each session is 1.5 hours of continuing education. We discuss the recent weather patterns and effects on our plants and phenology. Reported pests are discussed and we search for university research-based information live as the topics come up.
Bring plant and pest samples for show and tell whether or not you know what’s causing it. We will diagnose it as a group. Together, we also identify plants brought in by participants.  There are usually factsheets, in full color, as a bonus, especially anything that’s new so you’re kept up-to-date.

SEWMGV Educational Trip
June 7, 2017.    We will visit Jerry Nelson’s home.
The signup will be May 2, 2017 and will be limited to 40 people.
Details will be posted as available.

SEWMGV Lifelong Gardening Meeting
Wednesday June 7, 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 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.

SEWMGV Garden Support Committee  (GSC)
Wednesday June 14, 2017    Right after the MGV Monthly Meeting (about 10:45 AM).
Waukesha County Extension Office
http://waukesha.uwex.edu/
515 W Moreland Boulevard
Waukesha, WI 53188-3869

Plant Health Updates  (PHU)
Thursday June 15, 2017   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Will be held every other Thursday
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road, Building A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226
This is especially valuable continuing education  for Plant Health Advisors (PHA) but everyone is welcome.
No need to pre-register. Just come when you can. Each session is 1.5 hours of continuing education. We discuss the recent weather patterns and effects on our plants and phenology. Reported pests are discussed and we search for university research-based information live as the topics come up.
Bring plant and pest samples for show and tell whether or not you know what’s causing it. We will diagnose it as a group. Together, we also identify plants brought in by participants.  There are usually factsheets, in full color, as a bonus, especially anything that’s new so you’re kept up-to-date.

SEWMGV Public Garden Tour
Sunday June 25, 2017.
Public Garden Tour includes Northpoint Lighthouse, and Maryland Montessori School.
Click Here for a Garden Tour Flyer

Maryland Avenue Montessori School (MAM) Milwaukee Public School
This school is located at the intersection of Maryland and Prospect Ave on Milwaukee’s east side at 2418 N Maryland Ave, Milwaukee WI. MAM is a MPS, K3-8th Montessori grade school of approximately 320 students. MAM’s mission to convert asphalt to green space started in 2005 when they installed a butterfly garden. Since then, they have removed asphalt from the front entrance, replacing it with trees, perennials and shrubs; replaced a parking lot with a 14,000 square foot outdoor classroom and rain garden for students to learn about the hydrologic cycle, water quality, vegetable gardening, native plants and the birds, bugs, and crawly things they discover along the way; installed 8 raised vegetable beds, and planted hundreds of native perennials, trees and shrubs.

North Point Lighthouse , 2650 N Wahl Avenue, Milwaukee WI 
The gardens surrounding this historic site, which is on the National Register of Historic Places is in Milwaukee’s Lake Park, overlooking Lake Michigan. The gardens are seen by thousands of visitors year-round. Plantings exhibit the need to accommodate both public and private use of this facility. A small kitchen garden reflects an era when the keepers of the light planted vegetables and fruits for their families. Invasive plants are being removed from above the ravines and replaced with native plants. To address water run-off issues into Lake Michigan, a large permeable driveway was installed, and a new rain garden is now located near the north ravine to capture water run-off from the lighthouse.

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
Thursday 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 the home of the owner of Roots Chocolates and the Crane Foundation.
Plans for this are still in process and all details will be sent by email and posted here in spring.
Registration is planned for early July.

September 2017

SEWMGV Lifelong Gardening Meeting
Wednesday September 6, 2017  6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Village Hall,  13600 Juneau Boulevard,   Elm Grove

All are welcome!!

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 Lifelong Gardening Meeting
Wednesday October 4, 2017  6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Village Hall,  13600 Juneau Boulevard,   Elm Grove
All are welcome!!

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 Lifelong Gardening Meeting
Wednesday November 1, 2017  6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Village Hall,  13600 Juneau Boulevard,   Elm Grove

All are welcome!!

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 6, 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

January 2018

SEWMG Volunteer Opportunity Fair
Saturday January 20, 2018   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 20, 2018  11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.   Directly Following the Volunteer Opportunity Fair
Boerner Botanical Gardens  9400 Boerner Dr., Hales Corners
Speaker to be announced.
Final details will be posted here as they become available.

February 2018

Newsletter Articles Due
Input and articles for the Newsletter are due on February 1, 2018
Send to Sandy Manning

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 June 15, 2017