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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 September 12, 2014


On-Going Events

Master Gardener Volunteer LogoWear Clothing

There is still time to order MGV LogoWear clothing.   Deadline is August 8, 2014
Click here for Clothing Order Form
Contact Peg Schellin 262-246-6337 pnschellin@wi.rr.com  or  Bette Frangesch 414-530-8222 bfrangesch@aol.com  with questions.

Plant Health Updates
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road, Building A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226
Every other Wednesday   2:30pm to 4:00pm
Continuing through September
Everyone is invited to attend


Courtesy Items from Related Organizations

Boerner Botanical Gardens
Volunteer Weeding 

Contact:  Jennifer Schmitz at 414-525-5664 or jschmitz@fbbg.org.

Rotary Gardens Fall Symposium
Saturday November 1, 2014
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.

August 2014

Newsletter Articles Due
Input and articles for the Newsletter are due on August 1, 2014
Send to Sandy Manning

SEWMGV Monthly Committee & Business Meeting
Wednesday August 13, 2014    6:30pm    Note the Evening Time
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130

SEWMGV Garden Support Committee Meeting
Wednesday August 13, 2014 – Directly following the Business Meeting
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

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MGV Annual Picnic

Thursday August 21, 2014
Mitchel Park Pavilion in Brookfield
5:00pm  Appetizers
6:00pm  Hot food will be served.
Main entree is provided by officers
Members asked to bring a dish to pass
Important travel note:
Enter Mitchell Park from River Road or Capital as North Ave will
Enter Mitchell Park from River Road or Capital as North Ave will be under construction
Enter Mitchell Park from River Road or Capital as North Ave will

September 2014

Garden Work Schedule for week of September 15, 2014

SEWMGV Life Long Gardening Meeting
Wednesday September 3, 2014 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Linden Grove Health Care
13755 W. Fieldpointe Drive
New Berlin, WI 53151

SEWMGV Monthly Committee & Business Meeting
Wednesday September 10, 2014 9:30 am
Please Note Waukesha Location
Waukesha County UW-Extension
Located in the Waukesha County Court House
515 West Moreland Blvd.
Waukesha, WI 53188
Note that you must proceed through Security Screening.

SEWMGV Garden Support Committee Meeting
Wednesday September 10, 2014 – Directly following the Business Meeting
All are welcome to attend – feel free to join us and learn more about our committee.
Waukesha County UW-Extension
515 West Moreland Blvd.
Waukesha, WI 53188

SEWMGV Garden Budget Requests Due
Monday September 15, 2014
Form is located on the Documents Tab of this Web Site.
Note: All garden projects must complete and submit their Garden Annual Reports at this time.
Send your Budget Request and Garden Annual Report to:
SEWMG Finance Committee
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road, Building A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226

SEWMGV Time Sheets Due
Monday September 15, 2014
Forms are located on the Documents Tab of this Web Site.
24 hours of Volunteer service and 10 hours of Continuing education hours and your certificate of completion for the Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse are due.
To submit hours, you must print and deliver your completed time sheets by September 15 to:
MGV Time Sheets
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
9501 West Watertown Plank Road, Building A
Wauwatosa WI 53226-3552
At this time, we are unable to accept electronic submissions.

SEWMG Educational Program Roof Top Basics
September 27, 2014 9:30am to 11:00am
Speaker Christopher J. Schultz CPM
Water Quality Senior Project Manager MMSD
Chris has managed MMSD’s Green Roof Initiative since its inception in 2010.  The MMSD has provided funding for green roof technology since 2003.   To date, the District has provided incentive funding for approximately 10.5 acres of green roof coverage.  The District’s interest in green roofs is to hold rainwater where it falls, thereby diminishing the risk of sewer overflows and improving the overall water quality.
The presentation will include a brief overview of MMSD’s interest in green roofs; a summary of issues to consider when thinking about a green roof, identification of planning resources and a visual tour of highlighted projects supported by MMSD. Chris will also spend a few minutes talking about rain barrels.

Pettitt National Ice Center
500 S 84th St
Milwaukee, WI 53214
Click Here for Link to Register

October 2014

Newsletter Articles Due
Input and articles for the Newsletter are due on October 1, 2014
Send to Sandy Manning

SEWMGV Monthly Committee & Business Meeting
Wednesday October 8, 2014 9:30am
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130

SEWMG Educational Program Topic — Taking Herbs To The Next Level
Tuesday October 21, 2014 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Speaker Marcia Carmichael  Historical Gardens Coordinator at Old World Wisconsin
Marcia Carmichael is the historical gardens coordinator at Old World Wisconsin where she enjoys designing, creating and nurturing the museum’s heritage gardens.  Marcia’s book, Putting Down Roots: Gardening Insights from Wisconsin’s Early Settlers has received numerous accolades.  Marcia delights in sharing the joys of plants and gardening with everyone she meets.
Marcia Carmichael will present “Taking Herbs to the Next Level.”   Marcia will talk about growing herbs, discuss herbal ideas for the holidays and provide recipes using herbs.

Brookfield Library
1900 West Calhoun Road, Brookfield, Wisconsin
Details and registration information will be posted when available.

November 2014

SEWMGV Monthly Committee & Business Meeting
Wednesday November 12, 2014 9:30am
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130

SEWMG Educational Program Topic — Innovations for a Healthy Food System
Saturday November 15, 2014 10:00am to 11:30am
Speaker Alex Tyink Program Leader at Goodwill Grows of North Central Wisconsin
Alex Tyink began his work in Brooklyn, NY by building community gardens and farms for social service providers throughout New York City. Now known as the Head of Lettuce, he has grown the Goodwill Grows program to include 8 community gardens, 2 community farms, a food business incubation program, a farm to school program and numerous partnerships with organizations participating in indoor farming programs. His company, Fork Farms, holds the patent on the Indoor Farming System, a modular plant growth apparatus capable of producing an impactful volume of fresh food year-round, consistently and sustainably. In his presentation Alex will address how Goodwill Grows develops socially innovative models to build community and create a positive food culture. He will discuss each of its programs individually and how they work collaboratively with each other and other organizations to create collective impacts that make a difference. Participants in his presentations walk away with new ideas for developing local food systems and engaging community in the emotional experience of eating food that was grown with your own hands. Goodwill Grows is a program of Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin, Inc.

Wauwatosa Library
7635 West North Avenue, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Registration Link will be available about a month before program.

December 2014

Newsletter Articles Due
Input and articles for the Newsletter are due on December 1, 2014
Send to Sandy Manning

SEWMG Christmas Party and Annual Meeting
Wednesday December 10, 2014
Alioto’s Restaurant
3041 North Mayfair Road
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
6:00pm Cash Bar
7:00pm Dinner
Annual Meeting to follow
Registration Information will be in the September-October Newsletter
Mark the date on your calendar

January 2015

SEWMGV Monthly Committee & Business Meeting
Location tentative depending on Construction Progress
Wednesday January 9, 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 at Boerner Botanical Gardens
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

February 2015

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

March 2015

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.

April 2015

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


Last Updated September 12, 2014