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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Garden Calendars

SEWMG Upcoming Events

November 2019

Annual Meeting Date: Saturday, November 16

Location: Retzer Nature Center, S14 W28167 Madison St, Waukesha

Time: 9:30 am – CE Program, 11:00 am – Annual Member Meeting

As part of our continuing efforts to increase access to member meetings and discussion of issues by as many members as possible, SEWMG is moving the member meeting out of the holiday party and into a separate meeting. While it might not be as festive as the holiday party, we are planning an interesting morning of discussion and celebrating our year of accomplishments!

We will start at 9:30 a.m. with a CE program with Ben Futa of the Allen Centennial Gardens on the UW-Madison campus.  He has worked hard on bringing UW students into the gardens and has some great ideas for connecting people with plants and improving a community through horticulture. A description of the program will be sent in a separate email.

After a short break for socializing, we will have our annual member meeting. This will be a combination of regular member meeting information with the Treasurer and Board reports (since there is no October member meeting) and our annual meeting with the 2020 budget vote, Board/officer elections, and review of SEWMG status after the past year.

This will have a regular meeting format and more discussion than the annual meeting has had during the past few years. We will have a budget Q&A and discussion (as we usually have done at a November member meeting) with voting on the budget to follow. Then an opportunity for members to talk with each other about the changes that have been happening with Extension and what our needs and concerns are as volunteers. We will finish with a review of SEWMG accomplishments during the past year that goes beyond the numbers and elections for our 2020 officers and Board members.

Level 1 MGVs are welcome to join us for the CE program and meeting discussions. Although you are not able to vote until certified, you are members and we welcome your interest in SEWMG member activities and the future of our program.

We hope you will join us to celebrate our past year and move forward into the next year!

December 2019

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


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

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  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