Green County Master Gardeners

Latest News and Information

The Green County Master Gardeners Association is currently undergoing changes. More updates will be provided soon.

Check out the Green County Master Gardeners Association “Blog” Site.  The goal of this site is to provide another link between our community and the Extension-Green County.  You can also visit our Facebook page (link to be coming) to keep up with the latest Green County Master Gardeners Association information.

The GCMGA is located in Monroe, Wisconsin and serves the needs of all gardeners in Green County and the surrounding area. 

Information about the Green County Master Gardeners Association

The Wisconsin Master Gardener Program teaches volunteers who aid University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Staff by helping people in the community better understand horticulture and their environment.

2022 Officers

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President:  Tamara SchulteV. President: Sharon Adams Treasurer:   Lynn Lokken
Secretary:   Linda Boll

The Green County Master Gardeners Association Mission is:

  1. To serve the needs of all gardeners in Green County and the surrounding area.
  2. To promote the continuing education of members through horticultural education, programs, tours, etc.
  3. To promote community service through volunteer activities.
  4. To recognize members who meet and maintain certification.
  5. To provide for the exchange of ideas and to provide opportunities to promote the understanding of responsible gardening practices
  6. To provide a link between the community and the UW-Extension.

Volunteer Hours

GCMGA Volunteer Honor Roll

1000+

Norma Bader, Michael Colney, Mike Davis, Eugene Gessler, Susan Konopacki, Kris Winkler

750-999

 Paul Roemer, Gregg Smith

500- 749

Lois Baker, Linda Boll, Theresa Colney, Eugene Gessler, Mary Alice Hart, Deb Kleppe, Lynn Lokken, Tanna McKeon, Cheryl Rezabek,  

250 – 499

Sally Bear, Kimberly Berg, Jayne Butts, Sue Hartwig, Mary Jackson, Kristi Leonard,  Mary Nelson, Ann Marie Ott, Jo Pinnow, Jack Policastro, Marilyn Sandin Ross, Tamara Schulte, Gaida Vickerman, Tom Voight, Sande Wells, Rae Wellnitz, Jean Woolworth.

150 – 249

Sharon Adams, Kay Collins Argue, Ron Hayes, Rudy Kaderly, Ricky Kiesling, Lloyd Lueschow, Roseann Meixelsperger, Jim Meuth, Cindy Palombi, Wendy Pendergraph. 

Wisconsin Horticulture Update

Weekly reports by the UW-Extension Horticulture Team https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/wihortupdate/

FORMS

Speaker/Project Request Forms If your organization would like to have a Master Gardener come speak at your meeting, fill out this Speaker Request form:GCMGA Speaker Request Form (1 page, 22 KB)
If your organization would like help with a volunteer/community project, fill out this ProjectRequestForm 2020: 

Green County Master Gardener Association Annual Dues Form: Dues-Statement 2020

Master Gardener Volunteer Time Sheet     GCMGA Timesheet 2020pdf icon 

Master Gardener Volunteer Agreement Master Gardener Volunteer Agreement (.pdf)(2 pages, 115 KB)

Scholarship Application   pdf icon  The Green County Master Gardener Association voted at their 2009 Annual Meeting to offer scholarship money for Horticulture related studies.

Master Gardener Public Log Document Horticulture Calls sheet (.doc)

State Master Gardener Association Resources

Wisconsin Horticulture

2022 Area Horticulture CALENDAR of Events

Dec & Jan No Meetings
Feb 27  6:30PM Green County Master Gardener monthly meeting, ZOOM – Annual Meeting Follow Up, Awards Presentation, etc
Mar 7 8AM-3:30PM Garden Inspirations for All Seasons, Turner Hall, 1217 17th Ave, Monroe, WI;  CANCELLED FOR 2022
Mar 24  6:30PM Green County Master Gardener monthly meeting, ZOOM –
“The Healing Gardens”,  Mark Dwyer, EHFS Healing Garden Director
Apr 28  6:30PM GCMGA monthly meeting, Green County Justice Center, 2841-6th Street, Monroe, “Bats in Wisconsin & their Habitat”, David Drake, UW- Professor Extension Wildlife Specialist, Dept of Forest & Wildlife Ecology. 
May 14  9AM- Noon Master Gardener Plant Sale~Green County Humane Society N3152 Hwy 81, Monroe, WI. Proceeds to be donated to the Humane Society in memory of actress Betty White.
May 26 6:30 PM GCMGA monthly meeting, Green County Justice Center, 2841-6th Street, Monroe, “Peony Garden at Hoard Historical Museum”, Cheryl Rezabek, Master Gardener & Naturalist
Jun 23 6:30PM GCMGA Home Garden TOUR — Susan Konopacki, Green County Master Gardeners, Monroe, WI  
Jul  28  6:30PM GCMGA TOUR –Home Gardens, “Lost Cow Flowers-Dahlias”Sarah Sacker, Green County Grower, Monroe, WI 
Aug 25  6:30PM GCMGA TOUR — “Vegetable Gardens & Water Pond Features”, Jim & Lu Sandlin, Monticello, WI
Sep 23  6:30PM GCMGA TOUR — “Garden Harvest & Fall Pumpkins”, Linstroth’s Valley View Farm, Mt. Horeb, WI.– Presented by the Linstroth Family
Oct 27  6:30PM GCMGA monthly meeting, Green County Justice Center, 2841-6th Street, Monroe, “To Be Determined”– Lisa Johnson
Nov 10 6:30 PM End of Season Meeting of the GCMGA, Green County Justice Center, Social at 6:30 PM, Meeting to follow at 7:00 PM, with yearly presentation of member projects.

Other Resources:

Division of Extension Horticulture Site
UW Insect Diagnostic Lab
UW Plant Pathology Lab
Wisconsin Master Gardener
The Wisconsin Gardener
Landscape Plants
UW-Extension Learning Store
WI Department of Agriculture Pest Bulletin
UW Extension Horticulture Disease Fact Sheets
Ohio State University Horticulture Fact Sheets
University of Minnesota Horticulture
State Line Bee Keepers Association
Biological Control News
Wisconsin AWON Weather