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Horticultural Professional Programs

  • Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Short Course

    A four week short course held each February afternoon designed to keep landscaping and grounds maintenance personnel up to date on the newest education practices and technology available to green industry professionals. Now offered via Zoom. Registration for 2024 opens at www.waukeshacounty.gov/uwex/hort/GreenIndustry on January 3.  

    Duration: 3 hours
    Number of sessions: 4
    Cost: $25 per session or $60 for all 4 sessions 

    Contact Kristin Krokowski for more information at krokowski@wisc.edu or (262) 548-7775. To receive registration information, email lboyer@waukeshacounty.gov.

  • Urban Forest Health Workshop

    The Urban Forest Health workshop is a combination of classroom talks and interactive walks that focus on issues related to maintaining tree health including topics tree pest, tree assessment and understory management. Click here to view the 2023 Urban Forestry flyer

    Duration: 6 hours
    Number of sessions: 1 
    Pricing: $65  

    Contact Kristin Krokowski for more information at krokowski@wisc.edu or (262) 548-7775.


 Horticultural General Public Programs

  • Growing and Caring for Plants in Wisconsin: Foundations in Gardening

    UW-Madison Extension Waukesha County, as part of a state-wide initiative, will offer an on-line horticulture program from September through December to provide a foundation in science-based gardening principles. This course also offers optional online labs that provide some small group interaction and discussion. Labs are offered on several days and times. Waukesha County Extension staff lead several of the lab sessions. This program can also be used as an entry point to the Master Gardener Volunteer Program. For more information, visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/UWEX/HORT/MG/.

    Registration is required. 

 Yard & Garden Programs for Organizations or Groups (fee based)

  • Container Gardening

    A program teaching the basics of growing container gardening. Each participant will go home with a container garden with assorted vegetables, herbs or flowers (depending on the season). Focus of the program could be directed to children or adults.

    Duration: 60 to 90 minutes
    Number of sessions: 1
    Cost: Varies, call for more information

    Contact Ann Wied for more information at Ann.Wied@wisc.edu or (262) 548-7788


Extension Waukesha County * University of Wisconsin Madison *  515 W Moreland Boulevard  * Administration Center Room G22  * Waukesha, WI 53188-3869 
Phone: (262) 548-7770 * Fax: (262) 548-7787 
Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday 

Civil Rights Statement: An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act requirements.