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 January 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 2017

Newsletter Articles Due
Input and articles for the Newsletter are due on December 1, 2017
Send to Sandy Manning

SEWMG Christmas Party – Annual Meeting and Graduation
Wednesday December 6, 2017
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 & Graduation to follow
Click here for Registration Flier 

January 2018

SEWMGV Lifelong Gardening Meeting
Wednesday January 3, 2018  6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Elm Grove Library, Park View Room, 13600 Juneau Boulevard,   Elm Grove, WI 53122
All are welcome!!

SEWMGV Monthly Meeting
Wednesday January 10, 2018 9:30 am
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130

SEWMGV Garden Support Committee  (GSC)
Wednesday January 10, 2018    Right after the MGV Monthly Meeting (about 10:30 AM).
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130

SEWMG Volunteer Opportunity Fair
Saturday January 20, 2018   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 20, 2018  11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.   Directly Following the Volunteer Opportunity Fair
Boerner Botanical Gardens  9400 Boerner Dr., Hales Corners
Fantastic Foliage Perennials
Mark Dwyer   Director of Horticulture at Rotary Botanical Gardens, Janesville, Wisconsin
Mark Dwyer will share his gorgeous photographs while teaching us about Fantastic Foliage Perennials.    While we all strive for a sequence of wonderful blooms in our garden, the consideration of foliage color and texture is equally important.  With such a wide range of perennials for both sun and shade that offer superior foliage characteristics, their incorporation in to the garden is warranted and vital.  We will review a wide range of perennials that showcase wonderful foliage in addition to flowers and those in which foliage is the primary attribute.  We’ll discuss a wide range of selections and examine their proper utilization in the garden.
Mark has been the Director of Horticulture at Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville, WI for the past 19 years.  He directs the continued maintenance and improvement of this 20 acre botanical resource with a talented grounds staff and many dedicated volunteers.   Mark has degrees in landscape architecture (University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana) and urban forestry (UW-Stevens Point).  Mark’s true passion is obtaining, growing, observing and photographing all types of plants.
Click Here for Registration Link 

SEWMGV Pollinator Group
Wednesday January 24, 2018   6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Waukesha County Extension Office
515 W Moreland Boulevard
Waukesha, WI 53188-3869
Note:  You will need to go through Security to enter building.
Please note this is a change from our usual location due to the uncertainties with the Milwaukee County office.
This month’s topics will be the effects of climate change on pollinators and seed starting for native plants and pollinator favorite annuals.
If you start your own native plants, we’d love to hear about your experiences at the meeting.
You do not need to be a member of the Pollinator Group e-mail list to attend the meeting–it is open to all MGVs and MGITs.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Jennifer Lazewski   jenlazewski@gmail.com

February 2018

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

SEWMGV Lifelong Gardening Meeting
Wednesday February 7, 2018  6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Elm Grove Library, Park View Room, 13600 Juneau Boulevard,   Elm Grove, WI 53122
All are welcome!!

SEWMGV Monthly Meeting
Wednesday February 14, 2018 9:30 am
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130

SEWMGV Garden Support Committee  (GSC)
Wednesday February 14, 2018    Right after the MGV Monthly Meeting (about 10:30 AM).
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130

SEWMG Educational Speaker
Saturday February 24, 2018   10:30 am to Noon
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130
Planting From Seeds   Alan R. Pyle, Jung’s Seed Company
Allen will provide tips and tricks to improve success for germinating seeds and growing high-quality seedlings. Attendees will gain an understanding of the fundamental processes involved in seed germination and an understanding of the key factors for consistent success in growing seedlings successfully. Gardeners of all experience levels will learn techniques they can apply to benefit their gardens.
Allen R. Pyle is the lead horticulturalist at Jung Seed Company. He has over 20 years of professional horticulture experience and decades of experience in gardening and landscaping. Allen has degrees in both horticulture and entomology from Michigan State University. His professional experience has focused on plant propagation, pest management, variety trialing, and perennials. His knowledge spans a wide range of plants, including edibles, ornamentals, herbs, weeds, and native species and includes both conventional and organic management strategies.  Allen is passionate about plants and gardening and is always happy to share his knowledge and expertise with others. He is also certified in Permaculture.
Registration Link will be posted here several weeks before date.

March 2018

SEWMGV Bus Trip
Chicago Botanical Gardens and the Garfield Conservatory
Friday March 2, 2018 
Registration for the trip will be on Tuesday January 23 at 6 am in the morning.
Lindy Pawlak will be handing this at lindypawlak@gmail.com or by phone at 414-764-4651.
Please use TRIP in the email subject. You may sign up yourself and one guest.
Registration is limited to the first 56 people.  Absolutely no spots will be given before 6 am.   No calls will be answered before then.
Registrations will be listed by the time received.
Times:  We will leave promptly at 7:30 AM from the State Fair Park & Ride with a second pick up at the Southwest College Park & Ride at 8 AM.
We should return about 5:30.
A letter with payment, lunch choice, pick up directions and events of the day will be sent to you if you are on the bus.
As always, there will be a waiting list since plans change and people need to cancel which opens a spot.

SEWMGV Lifelong Gardening Meeting
Wednesday March 7, 2018  6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Elm Grove Library, Park View Room, 13600 Juneau Boulevard,   Elm Grove, WI 53122
All are welcome!!

SEWMGV Monthly Meeting
Wednesday March 14, 2018 9:30 am
This location is tentative, to be decided if/when Extension  moves to new offices.
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130

SEWMGV Garden Support Committee  (GSC)
Wednesday March 14, 2018    Right after the MGV Monthly Meeting (about 10:30 AM).
This location is tentative, to be decided if/when Extension  moves to new offices.
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130

SEWMG Educational Speaker
Tuesday March 20, 2018  10:30 am to Noon
Wauwatosa Library’s Firefly Room
7635 West North Avenue, Wauwatosa,  WI
Lifelong Gardening,  Marilynn Cech, SEWMG Lifelong Gardening Committee
Marilynn’s presentation will cover tips and techniques for gardening with ease, protecting your joints, preventing injuries to enhance your well-being. You will get a chance to “touch and feel” some adaptive tools.  The Lifelong Gardening Committee was started in 2010 by two SEWMG Volunteers and garden tools donated from Hancock Agricultural Research Station.
July of 2017, the Lifelong Gardening Committee accepted the first place International Search for Excellence award in the Special Needs category.
Marilynn Cech, a retired surgical nurse, has been a Southeast Wisconsin Master Gardener for 12 years and on the Lifelong Gardening Committee for 6 years.  Our committee’s purpose is to educate the public about tools, techniques and plant selection which will allow them to garden throughout life, despite physical challenges whether you are young in age or just young at heart.
Registration Link will be posted here several weeks before date.

Garden Chair Forum
Wednesday March 21, 2018   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130
This event is for all garden chairs.  Not your regular forum…..Yes, we heard you!  So mark your calendars.

April 2018

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

SEWMG Educational Speaker
Monday, April 16,   6:30 -8:00 pm.
Brookfield Library, 1900 N Calhoun Rd, Brookfield, WI
Bernie Williams, Plant Pest and disease specialist from the Division of Forestry, Wisconsin DNR
Bernie will address two topics:  Identifying and Understanding Jumping Worms and Permiculture  Basics
Ms. Williams has been a Plant Pest and Disease Specialist in Forest Health for the Wisconsin DNR for 10 years and prior to that she was a Science Educator for 5 years for the Milwaukee Public Museum.  She holds  a BA, BS, and Masters from the University of Pittsburgh.
Bernie, says, “I live and breathe invasives.  Whether it’s a plant, disease, fungus or animal it has a story to tell.  People often say you should stop and smell the roses, which you definitely should, but I might also recommend getting down on your hands and knees and start looking at the soil underneath.  Earthworms are some of the most incredible animals on earth and what they’re doing in the garden to the vermicomposting bin will startle and fascinate you.  I may be bias, but having spent the last 15 years surveying and studying earthworms, what you’ll learn for them they don’t tell you about in books. “
Registration Link will be posted here several weeks before date.

May 2018

SEWMG Perenial Plant Sale
Saturday May 19, 2018
Visit our Plant Sale Page

June 2018

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

July 2018

August 2018

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

September 2018

WIMGA Conference 2018
Friday September 21, 2018 and Saturday September 22, 2018
“Autumn At the River”
Lismore Hotel,  
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Save the dates.  More details will provided as they become available.

October 2018

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

November 2018

December 2018

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

SEWMG Christmas Party – Annual Meeting and Graduation
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 & Graduation to follow

Last Updated January 10, 2017