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Plan now to participate in the newest event being offered by the Green County Master Gardener’s Association! On Saturday, June 22, 2019, Master Gardeners are offering a Flower Buying Bus Trip to the Lake Geneva area. Three greenhouses will be visited– Busy B’s Greenhouse, Northwind Perennial Farm, and Pesche’s Greenhouse. The bus will leave the Shopko parking lot, located at 425 W 8th Street, Monroe, WI at 8:00am and return by 5:30pm. The trip is open to the public and you do not have to be a Master Gardener to attend. Registrations and $25 fees are due by June 17th. Print a 2019 Bus Trip Registration to register. If you have additional questions, please contact the Extension Green County office at 608-328-9440.
The Green County Master Gardeners Association held their annual meeting on Thursday, November 9th, 2017 at the Green County Justice Center.
Thirty-Three Green County area residents were recently recognized for earning their Master Gardener Certification at the annual meeting of the Green County Master Gardeners Association. The main functions of the group are to serve the needs of all horticulturists in the Green County area, provide continuing education for it’s members, provide community services through volunteer activities, exchange gardening ideas, promote responsible and sound gardening practices and to provide a link between the community and UW-Extension. Read the complete Master Gardener Certification Press Release for more details.
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 UW Extension. 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.
The Green County Master Gardeners Association Mission is:
- To serve the needs of all gardeners in Green County and the surrounding area.
- To promote the continuing education of members through horticultural education, programs, tours, etc.
- To promote community service through volunteer activities.
- To recognize members who meet and maintain certification.
- To provide for the exchange of ideas and to provide opportunities to promote the understanding of responsible gardening practices
- To provide a link between the community and the UW-Extension.
GCMGA Volunteer Honor Roll
Norma Bader, Michael Colney, Mike Davis, Eugene Gessler, Susan Konopacki, Kris Winkler
Lois Baker, Eugene Gessler, Mary Alice Hart, Deb Kleppe, Lynn Lokken, Cheryl Rezabek, Paul Roemer, Gregg Smith
250 – 499
|Sally Bear, Kimberly Berg, Linda Boll, Jayne Butts, Theresa Colney, Sue Hartwig, Mary Jackson, Kristi Leonard, Tanna McKeon, Mary Nelson, Ann Marie Ott, Jo Pinnow, Jack Policastro, Marilyn Sandin Ross, Gaida Vickerman, Tom Voight, Sande Wells, Rae Wellnitz, Jean Woolworth.|
150 – 249
|Sharon Adams, Kay Collins Argue, Ron Hayes, Ricky Kiesling, Lloyd Lueschow, Roseann Meixelsperger, Jim Meuth, Tamara Schulte, Becky Wegmueller|
Wisconsin Horticulture Update
Weekly reports by the UW-Extension Horticulture Team http://fyi.uwex.edu/wihortupdate/
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 Project Request Form: Project Request Form (.doc) (1 page, 26 KB)
Green County Master Gardener Association Annual Dues Form: Dues-statement-2017
Master Gardener Volunteer Agreement Master Gardener Volunteer Agreement (.pdf)(2 pages, 115 KB)
Scholarship Application 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
2019 Area Horticulture CALENDAR of Events
Dec & Jan
|6:30PM||Green County Master Gardener monthly meeting, Green County Justice Center, 2841-6th Street, Monroe; “Local Produce & Wholesale Markets” by David Parr|
|Mar 9||8AM-3PM||Garden Inspirations for All Seasons, Ludlow Mansion, 1421 Mansion Drive, Monroe, WI; Gardening With A Purpose-Must Have Ideas for Beautiful Gardens”|
|Mar 28||6:30PM||GCMGA monthly meeting, Green County Justice Center, 2841-6th Street, Monroe, Top Yard & Garden Bugs, presented by P J Liesch, Wisconsin Bug Guy|
|Apr 25||6:30PM||GCMGA TOUR (No Monthly Mtg), N3941 Golfcourse Rd, Brodhead, WI “Restoring the Water Reserve”, presented by Susan Lehnhardt|
|May 18||9AM- Noon||Master Gardener Plant Sale~Green County Fairgrounds, Stock Pavilion, Monroe, WI|
|May 23||6:30 PM||GCMGA TOUR (No monthly meeting) Steve & Janet Gobeli’s Gardens, N2465 Steiner Rd, Monroe, WI presented by Steve & Janet Gobeli|
|Jun 22||8:00AM-5:30PM||GCMGA Bus Tour – Lake Geneva, WI — VIsiting three greenhouses for a flower buying frenzy!|
|Jul 25||6:30PM||GCMGA TOUR (No monthly meeting) Dane County Teaching Garden, Presented by Lisa Johnson, Horticulture Educator, Extension Dane County.|
|Aug 22||6:30PM||GCMGA TOUR (No monthly Meeting) “Growning Hemp”, N3820 Ladwig Road, Monroe, WI Presented by Dale Grossen|
|Sep 26||6:30PM||GCMGA Meeting. Green County Justice Center, 2841 -6th Street, Monroe, WI “History of Daylilies” presented by: Carole Hunter|
|Oct 24||6:30PM||GCMGA monthly meeting, Green County Justice Center, Monroe; “Growing Season Follow Up”, presented by Linda Barsch, Bruce Company|
|Nov 14||6:30 PM||Annual Meeting of the GCMGA, Green County Justice Center, Banquet at 6:30 PM, Meeting to follow at 7:00 PM, with yearly presentation of member projects.|
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