Volunteer Service

A wide variety of volunteer programs and projects can accommodate any Master Gardener’s lifestyle and schedule. Volunteer activities include:

  • Diagnosing Plant Problems
  • Staffing Educational Exhibits
  • Delivering Group Presentations
  • Gardening with Children
  • Conducting Educational Workshops
  • Planting Flowers at the Summerfest Grounds
  • Helping with Accessible Gardens for People with Disabilities
  • Teaching through Demonstration Gardens including:
    • butterfly gardens
    • herb gardens
    • kids’ ethnic garden at the Milwaukee County Zoo & Havenwoods
    • accessible garden at Wil-O-Way Grant Park

Every Master Gardener Volunteer needs to complete 24 hours of volunteer service activities and 10 hours of continuing education each year.

Volunteer Opportunities

Program Request and Report Form
MGV Speakers Bureau
Learn how to share gardening information through public group presentations by shadowing an experienced MG speaker
Contact Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator Nancy Lehrer  nancy.lehrer@ces.uwex.edu
New Templates for Speakers
Two Versions of the New Template for Speakers to use in making powerpoint presentations
Version 1  for Office  2010  —-  Version 2 for Office 1997-2003
Click here for List of Presentations

MGV Newsletter
Write articles for the SouthEast Wisconsin Master Gardener Volunteer newsletter
Articles are due by the first day of even-numbered months
Submit articles by email to: sandymanning@gmail.com

MGV Standing Committee Chairs & Co-chairs
Finance: – Sandy Manning
Clothing: Peg Schellin & Bette Frangesch
Garden Support:  Catherine Price & Jennifer Lazewski
Holiday Party:  Judy Williamson & Patty Witt
Hospitality:  Mary and Fred Redlinger
In-House Education:  Rita Piper
Leadership:  Pat Adrian
Membership:  Patty Witt
Newsletter:  Sandy Manning, Ann Weronke, & Janet Wintersberger
Plant Sale:  Pat Adrian, Bonnie Paplham, Larry Paplham, Mark Pawlak, Sue Ratkowski, Bill Shaffer, Diane Thieme, & Patty Witt
Special Events:  Faouzi Kablaoui
Sunshine:  Judy Savage
Timesheets: Susan McDonell & Elaine Wilhelm
Trips & Tours:  Doris Fons, Cindy Lese & Sharon Roy


Last Updated January 23, 2017



Garden Work Schedules

Will be posted here again in the Spring


Approved Gardens, Approved Youth Gardens, Approved Projects, and Events

Garden Workdays can be found on the Events Page at the beginning of each month listing.

If you would like your own copy of the Approved Gardens, Approved Youth Gardens or Approved Projects, click the name for a printable pdf file.
Please note that the Gardens and Youth Gardens are listed by Milwaukee County and Waukesha County.

Approved Gardens as of 1-4-17
Approved Youth Gardens as of 8-19-16
Approved Projects as of 2-1-16

Milwaukee County

Green Thumb Garden at Fox 6
Fox 6 Studio – Brown Deer Road at Green Bay Avenue
Contact:  Sharon Morrisey, 414-256-4660  sharon.morrisey@ces.uwex.edu

Franciscan Villa, Gardens at
3601 S. Chicago Ave., South Milwaukee
Contact:  Ann Loper     annloper@mac.com    414-687-6854
Contact:  Kitty Schaefer    rjschaefer@sbcglobal.net   414-483-6539
Contact:  Sandra Kieturkus   skieturkus@hotmail.com   414-768-9452

Harvest for the Hungry at Firefly Ridge Garden
10602 Underwood Pkway, Wauwatosa
Contact:  MGV Tom LeMoine, 414-771-8916 or tlemoine1@gmail.com
Click here to read an article about the Firefly Ridge Garden

Havenwoods State Forest
6141 N. Hopkins St., Milwaukee
Composting Contact:  Vacant
Heritage Garden Contact:  Open
Naturalist’s Backyard Contact: MGV Barb Mackowey, 414-466-7681 or bamackowey@aol.com
Property Manager Contact:   Judy Klipper   414-527-0232

Kneeland-Walker House of the Wauwatosa Historical Society
7406 W. Hillcrest Dr., Wauwatosa
Wauwatosa Historical Society
Contact:  MGV Carolyn Dressler, 414-453-0666 or hocad@att.net
Contact:  MGV Ken Loeffel, 414-839-3104 or kloeffel@wi.rr.com
Click here to read an Article about Kneeland-Walker House

Lowell Damon House Historic Garden
2107 Wauwatosa Ave.  (76th Street)
Contact:  MGV Kit Hansen  414-771-5482  or kbhansenapple@sbcglobal.net
Contact:  MGV Cheryl Rasmann   414-258-0970
Contact:  MGV Lynda Barbieri   414-258-5315   lbarbieri@wi.rr.com
Click here to read an Article about Lowell Damon House

North Point Lighthouse
2650 N. Wahl Ave. (located  in Lake Park)
Contact:  MGV Marlene Jaglinski, 414-963-9643   or mjaglinski@wi.rr.com
Contact:  MGV Gerri Olson  414-403-4214  ggombo@att.net
Click here to read an Article about North Point Lighthouse

Polish Heritage Alliance, Inc.
6941 S. 68th St.
Contact:  MGV Sandy Je T’aime,  414-761-0020 or  gardens@inbox.com 
Contact:  MGV Sharon Marifke   414-545-6109  or  amarifke@wi.rr.com


Approved Gardens
Waukesha County

Healing Garden of Froedtert & the Medical College at Community Memorial Hospital
W180 N8085 Town Line Rd., Menomonee Falls
Contact:  MGV  Betty Breen, 262-252-2374 or bpolcyn@att.net
Contact:  MGV  Peg Schellin  262-246-6377  pnschellin3@wi.rr.com
Click here to read an Article about the Healing Garden

Eble Park
19400 W. Bluemound Rd., Brookfield
Flower and Herb Contacts: MGV Ann Dougherty, 262-782-6312 or adeuster@aol.com
MGV Eileen Rudnick, 262-646-8279 or eileenrud@aol.com
Vegetable Garden Contact: MGV Marie McGinnis, 414-559-0961 or mmcginnis6@wi.rr.com
Click here to read an Article about Eble Park Flower and Herb Garden
Click here to read an Article about the Eble Park Vegetable Garden

Green Power Garden
Highway 164 & Highway I,  southeast of Waukesha
Contact:  MGV Molly Llanas  262-951-6686  bucketqueen@sbcglobal.net
Contact:  MGV Karen Perlewitz  262-521-2624  kperlewitz@wi.rr.com

Historic Dousman Stagecoach Inn — Brookfield
1075 Pilgrim Parkway, Brookfield
Contact:  MGV Janet Wintersberger, 262-879-0391 or  jwintersberger@wi.rr.com

Linden Grove Health Care Center Relaxation Garden
13755 W. Fieldpointe Dr., New Berlin
Contact:  MGV Therese Ziegler, 262-786-1674 or ziegler6@sbcglobal.net

NuGenesis Farm
N68 W33208 County Road K
(at the intersection of County K and county road C)
Oconomowoc,   Wisconsin  53066
Contact:  MGV Theresa Dircks       262-821-6937  theresadircks@gmail.com
Contact:  MGV Kathleen Walrath 414-861-7413  kwalrath55@gmail.com

Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital Emergency Department  Oasis Garden
791 Summit Ave., Oconomowoc
Contact:  MGV  Mary Jane Swedberg,  920-474-4574 or maryswedberg@gmail.com
Contact:  MGV Joann Leair, 920-625-3518 or paulnnaoj@netwurx.net
Contact:  MGV Ann Sokop,   262-646-5950 or msokop@wi.rr.com
Click here to read an Article about Oconomowoc Oasis Garden

Pewaukee Public Library Rain Garden
210 Main St., Pewaukee
Contact:  MGV Sally Ruf, 262-691-1527 or  yardengirl@gmail.com

ProHealth Care Waukesha Memorial Hospital  SEWMG Kitchen Garden
725 American Avenue, Waukesha
Contact:  MGV Kathleen Miller, 262-695-8164 or rmiller126@wi.rr.com
Contact:  MGV Mary Jo Gehrking 414-840-1149 or mjgehr@gmail.com
Contact: MGV Kent Simon, 262-646-4257 or ksimon5@wi.rr.com
Click here to read an Article about the Waukesha Memorial Hospital Kitchen Garden

Red Brick Museum in Mukwonago
103 Main Street, Mukwonago, WI  53149
At the intersection of County Highway ES and State Highway 83.
Contact: MGV Ron Reinert   262-210-3419 or rreinert5@wi.rr.com
Contact: MGV Carol and Phil Mainwaring 262-662-1506 or cjmainwaring@yahoo.com
Contact: MGV Tom Biddick 414-315-0603 or tombiddick@hotmail.com
Click here to read an article about the Red Brick Museum

St. James Community Gardens
(Field of Hope and Field of Dreams and Holy Ground)
W220N6588 Town Line Road,  Menomonee Falls
Contact:  MGV Deb Schneider   414-550-2167 or djschneider@wi.rr.com
Click here to read an Article about St. James Community Gardens

Sussex Outreach Garden at new Village Civic Center
N64 W23760 Main Street,   Sussex, WI  53089
Contact:  Barb Olson  baro@wi.rr.com or 262-251-8966
Contact:  Pat Serra  johnserra@earthlink.net or 262-424-0356

Ten Chimneys Historic Landmark
Depot Road, Genesee Depot
Contact:  MGV Marcia Boyer  mdboyer8@gmail.com
Contact:  MGV Noel Fortier  n48bucky@aol.com
Contact:  Nancy Cecil-Mitchell  greenpetal70@gmail.com

Town Hall Library in North Lake
N76 W31429 Hwy VV PO Box 158, North Lake, Waukesha
Contact: MGV  Marilyn Guenther  262-966-3540 or jm.guenther@hotmail.com

Wilson Center, Strohmaier Sculpture & Botanical Garden
19805 W. Capitol Dr.
Contact:  MGV Deb Lechmaier, 262-790-2679 or deblechm@yahoo.com
Contact:  MGV Mary Korntved  414-643-1250  or skydancer135@gmail.com
Contact:  MGV Richard Voigt   262-783-5335
Contact:  MGV Lynn Voigt   262-613-4426  or  lynnvoigt@gmail.com

Approved Youth Gardens
Milwaukee County

Cumberland Elementary School
4780 N Marlborough Dr, Whitefish Bay,  WI
Contact:  MGV Bob Castro  414-915-2116  or bobcastro@hotmail.com

Greendale High School Community Garden
6801 Southway, Greendale, Wi
Contact : MGV Heidi Hennessy 414 421-7004 or handjhennessy@yahoo.com

Kradwell School, The Learning Gardens
1220 Dewey Ave., Wauwatosa
Contact:  MGV Jennifer Lazewski  414-453-4157  jenlazewski@gmail.com
Contact:  MGV Margaret ( Peggy) Leonhardt  414-358-0157  peggy.leonhardt@gmail.com
Click here to read an Article about Kradwell Learning Gardens

Longfellow Middle School
7600 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa
Contact:  MGV Chris Kraus  or chriskraus@sbcglobal.net
 School Phone  414-736-4147

Lynden Sculpture Garden Pollinator Garden
2145 W Brown Deer Rd,  Milwaukee, WI   53217
Contact:  MGV Pat Conole  262-424-7484 or  bconole@wi.rr.com
Contact:  MGV Bernita Hile   262-573-1535  or  bernitahile@gmail.com

Maryland Avenue Montessori Garden
2418 North Maryland Avenue, Milwaukee,  WI
Contact:  Lisa Kingery  home 414-278-9440 or lkingeryrd@gmail.com

Ronald McDonald House Secret Garden
8948 Watertown Plank Rd., Wauwatosa, WI  53226
Contact:   MGV Ann Phillips  414-771-6563 or nana@milwpc.com
Click here to read an Article about the Ronald McDonald House Secret Garden

St. Francis Children’s Center Native Grasses/Shrubs Garden
6700 N. Port Washington Rd., Glendale
Contact:   MGV Carmen Berte  414-774-2379 or jcberte38@gmail.com

Underwood School Garden
11132 W. Potter Rd,  Wauwatosa
Contact:   MGV Chris Weber  414-380-8525 or weblgrdn@yahoo.com

Zoo Gardens at Milwaukee County Zoo
10001 W. Bluemound Rd, Milwaukee
Butterfly Habitat Contact:   
MGV John Kastl   414-258-4319 or jjjkastl@att.net
MGV Ruta Goba   414-282-0164 or richruta@sbcglobal.net
Click here to Read an Article about the Butterfly Garden

Heritage Garden  Contact:
MGV Susan McGrath  414-476-5530
MGV Mark Vogel   414-839-1960 or mvogel53219@yahoo.com
MGV Maria Susterich  414-281-2761 (advisor)

Approved Youth Gardens
Waukesha County

Oconomowoc Arts Center
Oconomowoc School District, 641 E. Forest, Oconomowoc
Contact:  MGV Chuck Congo  262-691-3812 or cwcongo@gmail.com

Pauline Haass Public Library
N64 W23820 Main St., Sussex
Contact:  MGV Pat Serra  262-796-0044 or johnserra@eathlink.net


Approved Projects

Lifelong Gardening Committee
Contact: MGV Ann Loper Chair  414-687-6854  annloper@mac.com

UW Extension Urban Agriculture Project
Bee Keeping Program – Contact: MGV Linda Reynolds 414 256-4652

Champion Tree project
Contact: MGV Ruth Marshall  262 646-8689  ruthmars@centurytel.net

Invasive species Eradication
Contact: MGV Ruth Marshall  262 646-8689   ruthmars@centurytel.net

Pollinator Group
Contact:  MGV Jennifer Lazewski   414-453-4157   jenlazewski@gmail.com

Plant Sale
Contact:  MGV  Bill Shaffer   414-257-0299   wshaffer@wi.rr.com
Contact:  MGV  Patty Witt   262-797-0719   pattywitt8@gmail.com
Contact:  MGV  Diane Thieme  414-962-9892  dianet1@execpc.com

State Fair Model Backyard, Natural Resources Park at WI State Fair Park
84th & Greenfield, West Allis
General Contact:  Sharon Morrisey  414-256-4660 or   sharon.morrisey@ces.uwex.edu
General Contact:  MGV Bill Shaffer  414-257-0299  or wshaffer@wi.rr.com

State Fair Project
Contact: Co-Chair   MGV Nancy Dubyk   414-789-9883  nancy85@wi.rr.com
Contact:  Co-Chair  MGV  Matt Singer    414-771-3969   msinger53@gmail.com
Contact:  Co-Chair  MGV  Susan Sobczak  414-771-2152  ssobczak8@gmail.com

Young Gardeners
Gardening With Children-

Contact: Jane Schneider  414-425-8858  jvschneider@att.net
Contact:  Denise Beilke   414-481-1003   mercydees@msn.com

Wil-O-Way Underwood Parkway Accessible Garden
10602 Underwood Pkway, Wauwatosa
Contact:  MGV Jan Alba  414-256-4651
Contact:  MGV Linda Reynolds  414-256-4652
Dennis Lukaszewski,    UWEX  414-256-4650

Wil-O-Way Grant Park Accessible Garden
207 Lake Dr., South Milwaukee
Contact:  MGV  Alysia Owczarski    414-254-3063   tinkme1st@yahoo.com
Contact:  MGV Jan Alba  414-256-4651
Contact:  MGV Linda Reynolds  414-256-4652
Contact:  Dennis Lukaszewski    UWEX  414-256-4650



Last Updated January 23, 2017


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