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 April 26, 2019


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

April 2019

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

SEWMG Lifelong Gardening Committee Meeting
Wednesday April 3, 2019   6:30 pm to  8:30 pm
Elm Grove Library
13600 Juneau Boulevard
Elm Grove,  WI    Park View Room
Anyone is welcome to join our committee.  If you have any questions, contact the Chairwoman:
Ann Loper,  414-687-6854  orannloper@mac.com

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
Zach has worked in horticulture for most of his adult life; his hands have always been in the soil.  After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, he spent a year as the integrated pest management intern at Longwood Gardens before arriving at Will Radler’s Rose Innovations.  He has spent the last six years working under the guidance of Will.  As part of Zach’s work experience, he’s traveled internationally to meet, brainstorm and collaborate with some of the finest experts within the industry.  In 2018, Zach was awarded Greenhouse Product News magazine’s top 40 under 40 Rising Star Award in Horticulture and the American Rose Society.

SEWMGV Monthly Member Meeting
Tuesday  April 16, 2019 6:30 pm
Waukesha Administration Center  (County Court House)
515 W Moreland Blvd, Room G255-59 (second floor, not the usual basement room)

http://waukesha.uwex.edu/
515 W Moreland Boulevard
Waukesha, WI 53188-3869
Note:  You will need to go through Security to enter building.
There will be a CE program worth 1/2 hour or 1 hour of continuing education hours. That will be followed by  a member meeting to talk about our organization’s structure and start discussions about our fund raising (which has been decreasing), budget and spending.

Master Gardener Perennial Plant Sale
April 24, 2019   Pot-A-Thons begin!!!!
Details on the Plant Sale Page
Special Note:   Pot-A-Thon for Saturday April 27, 2019  CANCELLED DUE to WEATHER

May 2019

Master Gardener Perennial Plant Sale
May 2019   Pot-A-Thons continue !!!!
Details on the Plant Sale Page 

SEWMG Lifelong Gardening Committee Meeting
Wednesday May 1, 2019   6:30 pm to  8:30 pm
Elm Grove Library
13600 Juneau Boulevard
Elm Grove,  WI    Park View Room
Anyone is welcome to join our committee.  If you have any questions, contact the Chairwoman:
Ann Loper,  414-687-6854  orannloper@mac.com

SEWMGV  Project/Committee day
Saturday May 11, 2019   9:30 am to  12 p.m
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130
Join us for our Project and Committee Day at the Boerner Botanical Gardens Education and Visitor Center lower level in the morning on May 11, 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.

Master Gardener Perennial Plant Sale
Saturday May 18, 2019
Details will be added here and on the Plant Sale Page as they become available.

Annual trip to Jerry Nelson’s Classic Gardens
Rescheduled to Wednesday June 5, 2019   See Below 

Annual visit to Jerry Nelson’s Classic Gardens for a morning education program.  It is always a fun morning touring Jerry’s many unusual plants and maybe that collection of martagon lilies will be blooming this year.  Jerry was one of our original Master Gardeners and past president of the Racine/Kenosha MG group.  He has done a radio show in Racine and taught many classes at Parkside.  He has done this tour for us for many years now and we do appreciate the time he gives us.
Lindy Pawlak will be starting registration on Tuesday, May 14th at 6:00am.   Watch for email with details the week before.  There will be a fee of $8 collected on the day of the tour.  Transportation is on your own.

June 2019

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

Annual trip to Jerry Nelson’s Classic Gardens  Rescheduled
Wednesday June 5, 2019   9:00am to 11:00am
Annual visit to Jerry Nelson’s Classic Gardens for a morning education program.  It is always a fun morning touring Jerry’s many unusual plants and maybe that collection of martagon lilies will be blooming this year.  Jerry was one of our original Master Gardeners and past president of the Racine/Kenosha MG group.  He has done a radio show in Racine and taught many classes at Parkside.  He has done this tour for us for many years now and we do appreciate the time he gives us.
Lindy Pawlak will be starting registration on Tuesday, May 14th at 6:00am.   Watch for email with details the week before.  There will be a fee of $8 collected on the day of the tour.  Transportation is on your own.

July 2019

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

August 2019

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

SEWMGV Summer Picnic
Thursday August 15, 2019
MGVs and MGV trainees: Join in the fun!!!
Mitchell Park Pavilion, Brookfield
(Rain or shine. We have reserved inside and outside pavilion areas.)
Appetizers and Drinks: 5:00 pm, Entrées: 6:00 pm
All beverages, entrées, picnic games and music will be provided.
Please bring a side dish, appetizer, or dessert to share with all.
We will have a book/magazine exchange.
So if you have garden books/magazines bring them to the picnic and exchange them with another MGV.
Print a Picnic Flier

MGV Summer Bus Trip
Friday August 23, 2019
We will be visiting Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, one of the top 3 in the country.
We will have lunch there and then head to Janesville to tour Rotary Botanical Gardens, one of our Wisconsin gems.
It will be a great day!
Details in a future newsletter and posted here when available.

September 2019

 

October 2019

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

November 2019

December 2019

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


Last Updated April 26
, 2019