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 July 1, 2016


On-Going Events & News Items

Master Gardener Volunteer LogoWear Clothing
Recent order has been completed.
Watch here and for emails announcing the next opportunity to order.
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

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.

Secret Garden of Wauwatosa Tour
Saturday, July 9, 2016  10:00 am – 4:00 pm, rain or shine
For more information, or to purchase tickets online, check the website www.wbc-wi.org under “Garden Tour”

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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



SEWMGV Upcoming Events

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

Life Long Gardening Hands-on-experience
Thursday May 19, 2016  9:30 – 11:00 am
If you are interested in getting “hands-on experience” with some of the Lifelong Gardening tools that we use to educate the public on principles and methods that enable gardeners to enjoy gardening throughout their lifetime, come join us.
We will be in the DNR area of the State Fair by the SEWMG shed.
All you need to do is reply with your name to annloper@mac.com that you will be joining us.

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

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

Trip to Jerry Nelson
Wednesday June 1, 2016
The focus will be on vegetable gardening using row coverings, tunneling and trellising. It will also include succession gardening and season long production. He will put together a couple of his special pots and give us a tour of his yard with many specialty plants.
Jerry Nelson has been a Racine County Master Gardener for many years. He owns Classic Gardens in Franksville and landscapes country clubs, businesses, homes and his special containers. He has taught classes and given many presentations and hosted a radio garden show in Racine for many years. We are very pleased that he takes time out from his very busy schedule to do this program for us each year.
Registration opened on Tuesday, May 3rd.  A letter with directions and all the instructions will be sent to you if you are one of the 40. As always, we will have a waiting list.
Email  dorisann.fons@gmail.com  to be added to the Wait List.
There is a limit of 40 people and a cost of $7. Transportation is on your own.  Remember, your letter will have all the needed information along with details about the morning event. It is a fun and educational morning so be sure to join us for a hopefully sunny day.    Doris Fons

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

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 in Madison and Gardens at Epic Systems in Verona in Madison
Friday July 22, 2016
Lunch will be at the Flying Hound Restaurant in Verona.
Registration will begin at 6 AM (NOT BEFORE) on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.
You may register another Master Gardener or a guest. Please give names of each person registered.
The bus will depart promptly at 7:30 AM from the State Fair Park & Ride with a second pick up at the Hwy 83 Hartland Park & Ride at 8 AM.
We will be returning about 5 to 5:30 PM.
The trip will cost $43 for SEWMG members and $48 for non members.
As always, a letter will be sent to you by Sharon Roy with all the details, your lunch choice, making payment and where you will be boarding the bus.
PLEASE follow instructions and read your letter carefully.
We will have a waiting list since there are often cancellations as the time gets closer to departure.
We are hoping for a beautiful sunny day to make this the best and most wonderful experience for all.

August 2016

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

MGV Garden Support Committee Meeting
Wednesday August 10, 2016   5:00 pm    In Room 305
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road, Building A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226
At this meeting we will review the reports that were completed by our members who visited nine Approved Gardens this year.
We will also have an update on planning for the 2017 Public Garden visits for selected Approved Gardens.
Lastly, we will start planning for the 2017 Volunteer Opportunity Fair.

Wednesday August 10, 2016 6:00 pm   Note the Evening Meeting Time
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road, Building A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226

SEWMGV Annual Picnic
Thursday August 18, 2016
Mitchell Park 19900 River Rd, Brookfield, WI 53045
Rain or Shine.   We have reserved the inside and outside pavilions.
All beverages, entrées, picnic games and music will be provided.
Please bring a side dish, appetizer, or dessert to share with all.
SEWMG will provide the meat course, water and soft drinks, and we will look to you for additional treats, salads, dips and vegetables and fruit.
We could also use door prizes and plants for a plant exchange.
Mitchell Park Pavilion Map         Picnic Invitation 2016
Timetable:  5:00 pm  Appetizers   5:30 pm  Dinner

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
Wednesday 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.

January 2017

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
There will be an educational speaker scheduled directly following the Volunteer Opportunity Fair.
Mike Maddox, MG Program Director will be the featured speaker.
Time and details will be posted here as they become available.

Last Updated July 1, 2016