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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 February 21, 2015


On-Going Events & News Items

Master Gardener Volunteer LogoWear Clothing

Orders for MGV LogoWear clothing are now being taken.
Click here for information and order form.
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.

A Day in the Garden
Fond du Lac County Master Gardener Association
Saturday February 21, 2015   8:00am to 3:30pm
Brochure 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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February 2015

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

Garden Support Committee Meeting
Wednesday February 4, 2015  9:30am
Milwaukee County UW-Extension   Room 305
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226
We’ll be discussing our plans for the Garden Chair Forum which will be held on Thursday, March 19th and doing a recap of the volunteer opportunity fair.
All are welcome.   Hope to see you there.

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.

Mandatory Child Protection Training   Group Session
Monday, February 23, 2015   1:30pm to 3:30pm
If you are not able to complete the on-line training for Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect, there will be a group session at the Milwaukee County UW-Extension office.  This is just to clarify that you only need to certify once for Mandatory Reporter of Child Abuse and Neglect. Once you have submitted your certificate to our office, you are done.
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226
Please reply to Sharon Morrisey if you would like to participate.

Linden Grove Indoor Seed Planting
Wednesday February 24, 2015  1:00pm – 3:30 pm
Linden Grove Health Care
13755 W. Fieldpointe Drive
New Berlin, WI 53151
It’s time to start the seeds!!!
This is a time shared with the elders.  No hurry, share stories and fill the pots.
An afternoon, spend an hour or the two.
Please reply to Terrie Ziegler if you can help and what time you would come.
This counts as volunteer time.

March 2014

Level 2 Training     Gardening with Wildlife
Four Sessions    All session are Thursdays  6:30pm – 9:00pm
March 5, 2015     The Buzz on Pollinaters
March 12, 2015   Wildlife in the Urban Garden
March 26, 2015   Your Yard as a Wildlife Habitat
April 2, 2015        Butterflies & Beneficials
Click here for more detail information and Registration Form

SEWMGV Life Long Gardening Meeting
Wednesday March 4, 2015  6:30 – 8:30 pm
Linden Grove Health Care
13755 W. Fieldpointe Drive
New Berlin, WI 53151

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.
If you enjoy giving speaking presentations and would like to hone up your PowerPoint skills, please join Margaret Krueger and Elaine Wilhelm for a special PowerPoint workshop.  This training will be particularly helpful for those who have taken Sharon’s Speakers Workshop and would like to design their own presentations or adapt existing ones. If you have a laptop computer, bring it along. To register, please email Margaret Krueger at margaret.l.krueger@gmail.com

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

Garden Support Committee Meeting
Wednesday March 11, 2015  Directly following the Business Meeting
Waukesha County UW-Extension
515 West Moreland Blvd.,  Room G55
Waukesha, WI  53188

Educational Focus for 2015
Topic:  Container Gardening
Wednesday March 11, 2015  6:30pm 
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road, Building A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226

Rain Garden Workshop  — Including Tour of Jones Island
Saturday March 14, 2015  9:00am  –  12:00noon 
2nd Annual Rain Garden Workshop in partnership with MMSD and Veolia
UW-Extension will be presenting and MGVs can volunteer and learn.
The workshop will be held at the MMSD HQ on Seeboth Avenue off of 3rd Street (Click for Flyer).
This workshop is intended for people interested in planting a rain garden who are ready to design their rain garden and prepare their order for the 1/2 price plants available through the MMSD Rain Garden Plant grant. Plants can be ordered through March 24th.
Workshop participants will learn about storm water and rain gardens through a basic presentation by UW-Extension educators.
Sharon Morrisey will make a brief presentation with an overview of design techniques and some plant profiles.  Then participants will be given supplies to begin designing their gardens and selecting plants using resources from the Rain Garden Plant grant website.
To register to attend, RSVP to raingardens@mmsd.com
To volunteer, reply sharon.morrisey@ces.uwex.edu

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!

University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Hands-On Pruning Workshop
March 24, 2015 –   9:00 am to Noon
Nashotah Fire Station
N44W32787 Rasmus Rd,  Nashotah
Pruning workshop promo flyer 2015

University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Hands-On Pruning Workshop
March 28, 2015 –   9:00 am to Noon
Franklin City Hall  — Community Room
9229 W. Loomis Road, Franklin
Pruning workshop promo flyer 2015

April 2015

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

SEWMGV Life Long Gardening Meeting
Wednesday April 1, 2015  6:30 – 8:30 pm
Linden Grove Health Care
13755 W. Fieldpointe Drive
New Berlin, WI 53151

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
Mark Paik
Tuesday April 14, 2015 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Pettit National Ice Center
500 South 84 Street
Milwaukee, WI 53214
Are you looking for a totally different way to garden this summer? Then try Straw Bale Gardening, where vegetables and flowers are planted directly into bales of straw. It’s a fun option in any garden, and is a perfect gardening solution for people with limited space or physical limitations that prevents them from stooping or bending.
Mike Paik will teach us about the advantages of using straw bale gardening methods. He will explore practical steps, such as planning, purchasing and conditioning the bales.  Other topics like, specific crops that work well, watering requirements, and troubleshooting tips will also be explored. Finally, simple trellising ideas as well as methods to encourage early germination
Registration Link will be posted here shortly before the program date.

Plant Health Adviser (PHA) Training
Wednesday April 22, 2015   9:00am – 2:00pm
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130
Answering people’s plant questions and diagnosing their plant problems is absolutely the best way to learn. PHAs specialize in this aspect of being a MGV
and volunteer at the Hort Help Lines (Milwaukee and Waukesha Co. Ext. offices), the Hort Center and Garden Cart at Boerner, at farmers’ markets,
booths and events.  A special training session for individuals interested in being a PHA.   It is designed for MGVs new to diagnostics and plant problems assistance for the general public. To register, e-mail Sharon.morrisey@ces.uwex.edu  (4.5 hr. C.E.)

May 2015

Master Composter Training Workshop
Saturday May 2, 2015
The UW-Extension Solid & Hazardous Waste Education Center (SHWEC) and Waukesha County UW-Extension along with Retzer Nature Center and Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use will be offering this workshop at Retzer Nature Center, to provide Master Composter Certification to individuals  who want to share their knowledge of home composting with others.  The goal of the Master Composter program is to empower local composters to organize and teach home composting workshops and offer compost demonstrations in their communities. The training will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is  equired and there is a $30 fee for the program which includes the home study workbook and the workshop.
Lunch is not included. Those who are interested in learning about composting but are not interested in becoming a Master Composter can attend the morning session from 9 a.m. to Noon. The fee is $20 for the half-day program.  Registration is required. Space is limited!
Need a registration form or have questions?  Contact Ann at 262-548-7788 in the Waukesha County UWExtension office or e-mail her at awied@waukeshacounty.gov.

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

SEWMG  Educational Program – Gardening with Ease
Thursday May 14, 2015   10:30am    Note:  This is the correct date.
Join us at the DNR area of State Fair Park for a hands-on session.
The Lifelong Gardening Committee will present Techniques for Gardening with Ease.
You have all seen the tools at the volunteer fair and SEWMG Plant Sale, but now is your chance to actually use the tools to see what works best for you!
Get hands-on experience with tools that will ease your time in the garden & information on enabling gardening.  This is a hands on experience, so don’t expect to be sitting around listening! Be ready to touch & use the tools!

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
Edible Landscape —  Year 3 Growing Grapes
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
The Bluff Country Master Gardener group is hosting this Conference
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Link to their Web site
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

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  (Free)
Saturday August 8, 2015   10:00am to 3:00pm
Tour Locations will include:
Pewaukee Public Library Garden
NuGenesis Farm
Historic Dousman Stagecoach
Eble Gardens
The Public is invited to join these tours.
Save the Date

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

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 February 21, 2015