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 September 21, 2016


On-Going Events & News Items

Master Gardener Volunteer LogoWear Clothing
The Fall 2016 SEWMG Logowear clothing items are now available to be ordered through an “Online Store,” managed by Epoch Athletics located in Waukesha.
The store may be accessed at:  https://mastergardener.itemorder.com/  There are a number of items which you may order, with a link for each item, providing detailed information about styles, colors and sizes.
Payment will be by credit card, directly to Epoch.  If you prefer to pay by check, a paper order form is available upon request to the Master Gardeners listed below.
The deadline for placing orders will be October 9, 2016, at 11:59 PM.  You will be notified when your items are available for pick-up at either the Milwaukee or Waukesha UW-Extension office, whichever you indicate you prefer when you place your order.  An option is also available for having your order shipped directly to your home, at an additional charge.  If you have any questions about this Online Store, please contact Javi Rincon at:  jrincon@epochathletics.com
Thanks for your orders!     Contact with questions or suggestions.
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



SEWMGV Upcoming Events

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.

SEWMGV Monthly Meeting
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

SEWMG Educational Speaker   Edibles   Melinda Myers
Create Your Very Own Outdoor Garden-tainment Area -plant it – eat it – and enjoy

Saturday September 10, 2016   10:30am to 12:30pm
We wish to thank the American Transmission Company and their Grow Smart initiative for sponsoring Melinda Meyers.

Please visit their website at  www.atc-growsmart.com.
Melinda will talk about creating an edible garden.
Melinda will present for one hour, answer questions for 30 minutes and sign books afterwards.
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130
Click Here to Register

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

Pollinator Group Meeting
Wednesday September 21, 2016 6:30 pm
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road, Room 414
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226
We will be talking about what we saw and learned over the summer and review native bee identification. Also Tom Hickey will be discussing his Monarch Waystation and experiences on the East Side Garden Tour.  You do not need to be a member of the Pollinator Group to attend meetings and get volunteer time for an Approved Project.
If you would like to join the Group and get additional information and notices sent by e-mail, please send me, Jennifer Lazewski an e-mail and request to join the Pollinator Group e-mail list.

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.
Email with registration details will be sent a few weeks before program

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

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.

December 2016

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

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

SEWMGV Monthly Meeting
Wednesday January 11, 2017 9:30 am
(tentative location)
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road, Building A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226

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, 2016
Send to Sandy Manning

SEWMGV Monthly Meeting
Wednesday February 8, 2017 9:30 am
(tentative location)
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road, Building A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226

March 2017

SEWMGV Monthly Meeting
Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:30 am
(tentative location)
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road, Building A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226

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

April 2017

 

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June 2017

 

July 2017

  • 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/

Last Updated September 21, 2016