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  • Horticultural Professional Programs


  • Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Short Course

    A four week short course held each February designed to keep landscaping and grounds maintenance personnel up to date on the newest education practices and technology available to green industry professionals. 

    Duration: 3 hours 
    Number of sessions: 4 

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

    Trial Garden and Plant Field Health Day

    A program held early August in conjunction with Boerner Botanical Gardens. This one day educational event utilizes the gardens for many different walks including: showcasing new varieties, tried and true plants, and the diagnosis, proper care and maintenance of plants. Educational talks are also held indoors throughout the day on emerging problems, disease and insect problems and plant selection. Attendees can choose from a variety of sessions. Registration brochures are mailed mid-June. Early registration is encouraged as space on garden walks is limited. Contact our office to be added to the Trial Garden and Plant Field Health Day mailing list. 

    Duration: 8 hours 
    Number of sessions: 1 

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

    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. 

    Duration: 1 day 
    Pricing: $55 

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


  • Horticultural General Public Programs


  • Master Gardener Level 1 Training
    Waukesha County teams UW-Extension teams up with Milwaukee County to provide education, training, and volunteer opportunities for those who want to become a Master Gardener Volunteer. Master Gardeners volunteer time to gardening opportunities and projects in return for receiving horticultural training. For more information, visit the SouthEast Wisconsin Master Gardeners website at http://fyi.uwex.edu/sewmg. The SouthEast Wisconsin Master Gardeners includes both Waukesha County and Milwaukee County residents. Program begins in September of each year. 

    Duration: 3 hours 
    Number of sessions: 13 
    Pricing and Date: To be announced, watch http://fyi.uwex.edu/sewmg for more information and registration details.
    Pruning Workshop

    Offered in March or April each year. Workshop includes an indoor presentation on pruning techniques and tools followed by an outdoor, hands-on pruning component where participants are given an opportunity to practice what they’ve learned. Focus is on pruning trees and shrubs. 

    Registration is required. Additional information about the workshop and the registration form can be found here when available. 


  • Yard & Garden Programs


    These programs can be done for any organization or group.

  • Vegetable Gardening in a Container

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

    Duration: 60 to 90 minutes 
    Number of sessions: 1  

    Contact Ann Wied for more information at awied@waukeshacounty.gov or (262) 548-7788
    Youth Garden/Nutrition/Literacy Program

    Lessons are offered to youth and /or families and can include preparing a healthy garden snack, nutrition and horticulture activities, creating a small container garden and reading garden and nutrition themed stories. These options can be selected a la carte for a tailored program that meets your needs. 

    Duration: 60 minutes 
    Number of sessions: 1 to 4 sessions  

    Contact Ann Wied for more information at awied@waukeshacounty.gov or (262) 548-7788
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