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 November 30, 2016


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

October 2016

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

SEWMG Educational Speaker
Tuesday October 4, 2016   6:30pm to 8:00pm
Topic:   Pollinators -Jennifer Lazewski
Brookfield Library  1900 North Calhoun
Although only in her second year as an MGV, Jennifer has a decade of gardening experience,including several years of butterfly and hummingbird gardening. She grew up learning about and appreciating plants, insects, and many unusual pets from her grandfather, who was a high school biology teacher.  Her education and career took her far from that for a while as she worked as an attorney in Chicago and Milwaukee.  About fifteen years ago, she decided to return to her roots and work in her family’s import  company for seasonal items (such as artificial Christmas trees and scarecrows). She now has more time to spend back in nature and is enjoying all she has learned and observed after starting the new MGV Pollinator Group last fall.
Email with registration details will be sent a few weeks before program

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

MGV Garden Support Committee Meeting
Wednesday October 12, 2016   Directly following the Monthly Meeting, about 10:45.
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130
Please join at this meeting as we will have an update on planning for the 2017 Public Garden visits for selected Approved Gardens.
We will continue planning the Volunteer Opportunity Fair to be held January 21, 2017.
We will also begin reviewing which approved gardens we will visit in 2017 as part of our three year cycle of visiting approved gardens.
We will begin planning for the Garden Chair Forum to be held on Wednesday March 22, 2017

November 2016

Wednesday November 2, 2016   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Pettit National Ice Center  84th St., West Allis
Plant Disease Management- Brian Hudelson,Director of Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic,UW Madison
Brian is affectionately known as “Dr. Death” because of his love of plant diseases. Brian received his BS in Botany,Bacteriology and Molecular Biology, MS in Biometry and PhD in Plant Pathology from the UW-Madison, and in 1998, became the Director of the Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic {PDDC). The PDDC,part of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Wisconsin-Extension,provides expertise in diagnosing plant disease problems, and provides information on diseases and their control to a wide range of clientele throughout the state of Wisconsin. For more information on Brian and the PDDC, check out the PDDC website at http://pddc.wisc.edu.
Do your plants suffer from unknown maladies?  Growing plants doesn’t have to be difficult  or time-consuming. Come learn about techniques that you can use to grow healthy,happy, disease-free plants in your home garden.
Click Here To Register

SEWMGV Monthly Meeting
There is no meeting in November.

SEWMGV Garden Support Committee  (GSC)
Wednesday November 9, 2016  9:30 am in Room 305
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
Please join us at this meeting as we will have an update on planning for the 2017 Public Garden visits for selected Approved Gardens.
We will continue planning for the Volunteer Opportunity Fair to be held Saturday January 21, 2017.
We will also start planning for the Garden Chair Forum to be held on Wednesday March 22, 2017.
Lastly, we will start planning which approved gardens we will visit in 2017.  

SEWMGV Lifelong Gardening Committee Meeting
Wednesday November 9, 2016  6:30 pm to 8:15 pm.
New Berlin Library, 15105 W. Library Lane, New Berlin WI.
Everyone is welcome to join us.
*Note this is the second Wednesday due to a C.E. program on Wednesday, November 2.

SEWMGV Budget Review Meeting
Saturday November 19, 2016 9:00 am
The Finance committee will have an informational meeting at the Milwaukee county Extension Office.
This is your chance to ask detailed questions about next year’s budget before the annual meeting.
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road, Building A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226

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 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 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. More details to follow.
Final time and details will be posted here as they become available.

February 2017

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

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.

March 2017

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.

Garden Chair Forum
Wednesday March 22, 2017
Save the date.   Details will follow.

April 2017

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Last Updated November 30, 2016