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 December 10, 2018


On-Going Events & News Items

Master Gardener Volunteer LogoWear Clothing
The online store for clothing is now closed for the spring order.
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.   For information /sign up :  414-525-5653  or info@fbbg.org

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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 Home

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

December 2018

Newsletter Articles Due
Input and articles for the Newsletter are due on December 1, 2018
Send to Sandy Manning

SEWMG Christmas Party – and Annual Meeting
Wednesday December 5, 2018
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 to follow
Click here for Registration Form

January 2019

SEWMGV  Project/Committee day
Saturday January 12, 2019   9:30 am to  12 p.m
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130
Join us for our first Project and Committee Day at the Boerner Botanical Gardens Education and Visitor Center lower level in the morning on January 12, 2019.
We will have one session at 9:30-10:30 and another session at 11-12 with a hospitality suite open throughout the morning for socializing.
All meeting and project work done during these sessions count for volunteer hours.
Come and join your fellow MGV’s in working, learning and socializing together.

February 2019

Newsletter Articles Due
Input and articles for the Newsletter are due on February 1, 2019
Send to Sandy Manning

SEWMGV Volunteer Opportunity Fair
Saturday February 2, 2019  9:30 am
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130

SEWMGV Educational Speaker
February 2, 2019   11:00 am-12:30 pm
Following the Volunteer Opportunity Fair  Boerner Botanical Gardens, Upper Level
Please note that there is no January program, but there will be two February education programs.
Low Maintenance, Big Impact Landscape Plants, Melinda Myers
Ideas for easy care plants that add beauty to your landscape with minimal care.
Melinda will discuss annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs that are best suited to the area and its various growing conditions.
Plus, she’ll share plant combinations that are sure to maximize your garden’s beauty and provide enjoyment for years to come!

SEWMG Educational Speaker
February 16, 2019   6:30 pm  to  8:00 pm
George Radtke, Owner of W & E Radke Nursery in Germantown
Perennial Landscaping and New Plants for 2019
Location will be posted here when confirmed.

March 2019

SEWMG Educational Speaker
Southeastern Wisconsin’s Wildflower diversity and conservation Practices:
Julie Robson, Conservation Biologist,  Waukesha County
Saturday March 16, 2019   10:00 am to 11:30 am
UW Extension Milwaukee Location  (Map to Office)   
6737 W. Washington St.  Suite 2202
West Allis,   WI  53214
PARKING:  Be sure to use Free Visitor Parking Area-just east of main entrance- if your visit is two hours or less. For any greater length of time, use other surface parking areas: the first two rows only just west of the building on W. Washington or surface parking east of the parking structure. Parking structure is restricted to building employees. Do not park in the large, mostly empty parking lot between Summit Place and 70th St. (except for first two rows). This is a private parking lot not connected with Summit Place. If you park there you will get ticketed. See a parking map at:https://milwaukee.uwex.edu/about-us/map/

Garden Chairperson Forum
March 20 at 6-8 p.m. – Garden Chairperson Forum
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130

The annual Garden Chairperson Forum will take place on March 20 at 6-8 p.m. in the lower level of Boerner Botanical Gardens Education and Visitor Center.
Any MGV’s are welcome to attend and learn more about what we do in our approved garden projects.
At least one representative for each garden is expected to attend.
We will cover chairperson responsibilities, reveal the new garden educational sign program, and spend time in discussion groups talking about garden issues.

April 2019

Newsletter Articles Due
Input and articles for the Newsletter are due on April 1, 2019
Send to Sandy Manning

SEWMG Educational Speaker
April 11, 2019   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Zach Steeno from Will Radler’s Gardens
Rose Hybridization and Trends in the Rose Industry
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130

May 2019

June 2019

Newsletter Articles Due
Input and articles for the Newsletter are due on June 1, 2019
Send to Sandy Manning

International Master Gardener Conference
July 18, 2019 to July 21, 2019
Valley Forge, PA
Click  Here for Conference Link

July 2019

Last Updated December 10, 2018