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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 January 23, 2015


On-Going Events

Master Gardener Volunteer LogoWear Clothing

Another order of MGV LogoWear clothing is planned for the near future.
Information and order form will be posted here when available.
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.

2015 Garden Center Symposium/Perennial Conference
Wednesday January 21 and Thursday January 22, 2015
Country Springs Hotel and Conference Center
Click Here for Information and Registration

Wisconsin Public Television Garden Expo
Friday, Saturday and Sunday  February 13, 14 and 15, 2015
Exhibition Hall of the Alliant Energy Center
Madison,  Wisconsin
Click Here for Information 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.

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 done by the time hours are turned in next fall, 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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January 2015

SEWMGV Garden Support Committee Meeting
Wednesday January 7, 2015  9:30am
All are welcome to attend – feel free to join us and learn more about our committee.
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130

SEWMGV Life Long Gardening Meeting
Wednesday January 7, 2015  6:30 – 8:30 pm
Linden Grove Health Care
13755 W. Fieldpointe Drive
New Berlin, WI 53151

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

Volunteer Opportunity Fair
Saturday, January 17, 2015 9:30am – 12:00 Noon
Volunteer Opportunity Fair
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130
The Fair’s objective is to introduce new MGV’s what volunteer projects are available and to inform all MGV’s about the volunteer projects we do. The Fair will again be combined with an educational speaker to be scheduled directly after the Opportunity Fair.
Mark the date on your calendar

Educational Speaker
Not the Same Old, Same Old:
New, Better Shrubs & Perennials for Success in the Home Garden.
11:00am to 12:30pm directly following the Volunteer Opportunity Fair
Dave Wanninger, Horticulturist in Charge, Boerner Botanical Gardens
Dave will talk to us about what is new in shrubs and perennials for 2015.  Learn about some of the newer varieties that have been proven to work, especially in
shade gardens. We all tend to rely on our favorites, but perhaps it’s time to find some new ideas to change up your garden without a total makeover.
Come kick off the new gardening year with this knowledgeable, entertaining speaker. Dave will also share some insight into what is new at Boerner Gardens.
Pre-Registration was required.   Program is Full

Plant Sale Orientation  Meeting
Thursday, January 29, 2015  6:30pm
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226
We will be meeting in the Cafeteria
Come and hear about the plans and our needs for our 20th anniversary sale.

February 2015

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

Annual Volunteer Celebration 2015
Wednesday February 4, 2015  6:30pm
First Congregational Church of Wauwatosa.  It will include both graduation of the MGV trainees from fall of 2013 (yes, that’s 2013) and recognition for outstanding service in 2014. Invitation emails have been sent.  The more the merrier! Can’t wait to find out who Miss Piggy goes home with this year!
RSVP to Nancy Lehrer or call 414-256-4661

Educational Speaker   Creating a Backyard Wildlife Habitat
Dan Panetti, Owner, Wild Birds Unlimited in Mequon
Saturday February 7, 2015   10:00am to 11:30am
New Berlin Library
15105 Library Lane
New Berlin, WI  53151
Dan will cover the food, water, houses/covers, and places to raise young, and native plants to enhance our own bird and wildlife populations.  He will show us how to maximize and draw more bird species to our yards, how to improve the population of birds in general, and why it is so important to focus on native plants.
Dan is on the Board of Directors for the Milwaukee Audubon Society, started a Bird Club 12 years ago at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, and is active with the Pine View Wildlife
Rehabilitation Center.  He looks forward to sharing his knowledge with us.
Preregistration is required:  Registration link

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

Speakers’ Workshop & Power Point Training
Saturday February 14, 2015   9:00am to 12:00 noon
Workshop covers tips for speakers, ways to use a variety of different visual aids from low-tech flipcharts to PowerPoint presentations. You will also learn the procedures to use to schedule a presentation, to reserve the laptop and projector, to checkout existing PowerPoint presentations and to arrange for handouts. There is no fee for this workshop.
Just email or call 414-256-4660 Sharon Morrisey to register.

March 2014

Workshop:  Creating Power Point Presentations
Saturday March 7, 2015  9:00am to 12:00 noon
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road, Building A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226
A new offering from the SEWMG Tech Committee.
Watch for more information.

SEWMGV Monthly Committee & Business Meeting
Note:  Meeting is in the Waukesha Court House
Wednesday March 11, 2015 9:30 am
Waukesha County UW-Extension
515 West Moreland Blvd.,  Room G55
Waukesha, WI  53188

Educational Focus Presentation
Topic: Container Gardening
Wednesday March 11, 2015 6:30 pm
Save the Date:  Details will be posted when available

Garden Chair Forum at Boerner
Thursday, March 19, 2015 –6:30pm – 8:00 pm
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130
Mark the date on your calendar
The Garden Support Committee will sponsor a Garden Chair Forum. This event is for all Approved Garden Chairs. Any MGV who volunteers at one of the approved gardens is also welcome to attend and learn more about some of the administrative tasks in operating an approved garden.
We hope to see all the garden/project chairs in attendance or at least send a representative if they cannot be there.
Please contact Patty Witt or Ken Loeffel with any ideas or comments for the Garden Support Committee.

Home and Garden Show
March 20, 2015 to March 29, 2015
Show will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, March 23 and March 24.
Faouzi Kablaoui will be handling the scheduling of volunteers to staff the booth again this year.
You can contact Faouzi at 414-352-6557 or by email  fkablaoui@aol.com
Continue to watch for emails from Faouzi asking for volunteers.

SEWMG Bus Trip – Chicago Flower Show
Friday March 20, 2015
We will leave from State Fair Park & Ride at 7:30am if there are no issues with construction.  The second pickup will be at the Southwest College Avenue Park & Ride at 8:00am.  Lunch is on your own at Navy Pier or the food court in the Flower Show area.  We will be returning by 5:30pm, traffic and weather permitting.

The cost is $32 for SEWMG Members and $37 for non members.  This will include your entry fee, the bus and bus driver tip.

Registration will begin at 6:00am on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 either by email to either by e-mail to dorisann@wi.rr.com or phone at 414-425-6072.  Please be sure to register only one time.  You will receive a confirmation if you are one of the first 55 to register. You will also receive a notice if you are on the waiting list.  Registration is in order of time received.  Letters will be sent out on February 16th to those that are part of the first 55 on the bus and cancellations will be filled from the waiting list. There will be no early registration accepted so please call or e-mail at the designated time. Your letter will have all information for payment and pick up times.   Do not send payment at time of registration.  Please wait until you receive your letter with instructions.  We are looking forward to a great day to get into the spirit of Spring and a new gardening season.  You can check out the Chicago Flower Show on their website Chicago Flower Show  or just Google Chicago Flower & Garden Show.  It is always a fun day to leave winter behind and enjoy the coming season. See you on March 20th!

April 2015

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

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

Educational Speaker   Straw-Bale Gardening
Tuesday April 14, 2015 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Pettit National Ice Center
500 South 84 Street
Milwaukee, WI 53214
Registration Link will be posted here shortly before the program date.

May 2015

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
Jerry Nelson Tour
Wednesday May 27, 2015
Save the Date

June 2015

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
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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

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

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
Saturday August 8, 2015   10:00am to 3:00pm
Tour Locations will include:  Pewaukee Library, NuGenesis,  Historic Dousman, and Eble Gardens
Save the Date

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
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 January 23, 2015