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 October 9, 2017


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

September 2017

SEWMGV Lifelong Gardening Meeting
Wednesday September 6, 2017  6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Village Hall,  13600 Juneau Boulevard,   Elm Grove

All are welcome!!

Plant Health Updates  (PHU)
Thursday September 27, 2017   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Will be held every other Thursday
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road, Building A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226
This is especially valuable continuing education  for Plant Health Advisors (PHA) but everyone is welcome.
No need to pre-register. Just come when you can. Each session is 1.5 hours of continuing education. We discuss the recent weather patterns and effects on our plants and phenology. Reported pests are discussed and we search for university research-based information live as the topics come up.
Bring plant and pest samples for show and tell whether or not you know what’s causing it. We will diagnose it as a group. Together, we also identify plants brought in by participants.  There are usually factsheets, in full color, as a bonus, especially anything that’s new so you’re kept up-to-date.

SEWMGV Monthly Meeting
Wednesday September 13, 2017 9:30 am
Waukesha County Extension Office
http://waukesha.uwex.edu/
515 W Moreland Boulevard
Waukesha, WI 53188-3869
Note:  You will need to go through Security to enter building.

SEWMGV Educational Speaker
Wednesday September 13, 2017   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
New Berlin Library    15105 W Library Ln, New Berlin
Paul Drobst:  Are Your Weeds Laughing at You?
If you have a garden, if you have a landscape, you will have weeds.  Weeds are the bane (a cause of great distress or annoyance) of the garden and landscape.  They are probably one of the main reasons why the growing of large vegetable gardens has now morphed into a few tomato plants and peppers.  The talk will not only illustrate how to extract the weeds but how to prevent them, slow them down and how to make weeding your garden easier. The main topics to be covered are:

Persistence
Get an early start
Site prep
Garden design
Weed barriers
Use of mulches
Herbicides
Understanding how a weed spreads, if it is an annual, perennial, broadleaf or grass will affect how you attack the problems.
Paul Drobot taught high school Horticulture, Biology and Photography for 33 years.  He also managed the HS greenhouse in addition to owning a wholesale perennial nursery and landscape design, build, maintenance business for around 35 years.
Click here for the Registration Link

Plant Health Updates  (PHU)
Thursday September 27, 2017   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Note:  Rescheduled from September 21.
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road, Building A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226
This is especially valuable continuing education  for Plant Health Advisors (PHA) but everyone is welcome.
No need to pre-register. Just come when you can. Each session is 1.5 hours of continuing education. We discuss the recent weather patterns and effects on our plants and phenology. Reported pests are discussed and we search for university research-based information live as the topics come up.
Bring plant and pest samples for show and tell whether or not you know what’s causing it. We will diagnose it as a group. Together, we also identify plants brought in by participants.  There are usually factsheets, in full color, as a bonus, especially anything that’s new so you’re kept up-to-date.

Pollinator Group
Thursday September 28, 2017   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road, Building A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226
The first meeting of the Pollinator Group for the indoor season is in the Milw. Co UWEX office, still on Watertown Plank for now.
http://milwaukee.uwex.edu/about-us-2/map/
New location–Room 111 just off the front entrance since Plant Health Update is in the lunch room that evening.
We will be talking about what we saw and did this summer, plants that we found to be especially attractive to pollinators, reporting on Bumble Bee Watch training and activities, a jumping worm update, and a presentation on the effect of climate change on pollinators.
All MGVs and Master-Gardeners-in-Training are welcome to attend Pollinator Group meetings. If you would like to join the e-mail group and receive copies of the meeting presentations and other pollinator news and information, please send an e-mail request to jenlazewski@gmail.com

October 2017

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

SEWMGV Lifelong Gardening Meeting
Wednesday October 4, 2017  6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Village Hall,  13600 Juneau Boulevard,   Elm Grove
All are welcome!!

SEWMGV Educational Speaker
Monday October 9, 2017   10:30 am to noon
The Victory Garden Initiative and its History
Gretchen Mead
San Camillo  10101 West Bluemound,  Wauwatosa
Click here for Registration Link

SEWMGV Monthly Meeting
Wednesday October 11, 2017 9:30 am
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road, Building A  Room 414
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226

WIMGA Conference 2017
Masters At the Prairie
Friday October 13, 2017 and Saturday October 14, 2017
West Bend Mutual Insurance Company Prairie Center.  West Bend, WI
Link to State MGV Site 

Download the Brochure

November 2017

SEWMGV Lifelong Gardening Meeting
Wednesday November 1, 2017  6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Village Hall,  13600 Juneau Boulevard,   Elm Grove

All are welcome!!

SEWMGV Educational Speaker
Saturday  November 4, 2017  10:30 to noon
Phenology
Lisa Johnson,  Horticulture Educator, Dane County UW-Extension
New Berlin Community Center
,  Cleveland Room,  14750 Cleveland Ave,  New Berlin
Signup information will be posted 2-3 weeks before the date.

SEWMGV Monthly Meeting ——- If Needed
Wednesday November 8, 2017 9:30 am
Milwaukee County UW-Extension
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road, Building A  Room 414
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226

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
Registration Flier will be posted here in mid-November

January 2018

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
Speaker to be announced.
Final details will be posted here as they become available.

February 2018

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

September 2018

WIMGA Conference 2018
Friday September 21, 2018 and Saturday September 22, 2018
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Save the dates.  More details will provided as they become available.

 

Last Updated October 9, 2017