Northeastern Wisconsin
Master Gardeners' Association

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Affiliated with University of Wisconsin-Extension and
the Wisconsin Master Gardener Program​

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Become a Master Gardener
2018 Horticulture Classes
Pre-register by sending your contact information and payment (payable to NEW Master Gardeners) to:
Hort Dept., Brown County  UW-Extension, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay, WI 54303.

All classes will be held at the Green Bay Botanical Garden.

To pay your class fees online, go to www.browncountyextension.org and click on
“Pay Your Class Fees Online.” Choose “Horticulture” as the Program Area.

​To download a .pdf list of horticulture classes, click  here:

  1. Morbi nunc odi
    Beginning Beekeeping
    Tuesday, February 6 6-7:30 PM
    Learn the basics of backyard beekeeping! Ken Sikora of the Brown County Beekeepers Association will share his valuable knowledge. Cost to attend is $10.
  2. Morbi nunc odi
    Pruning Fruit Trees
    Saturday, March 5 10-11:30 AM
    Vijai Pandian, Horticulture Educator, will demonstrate the proper pruning techniques for fruit trees. Cost is $7 payable to NEW Master Gardeners for preregistration ($10 at the door). Held at the former UW-Extension building, 1150 Bellevue St.
  3. Morbi nunc odi
    Shade Gardening with Hostas
    Thursday, March 22 6-7:30 PM
    Kyle Gigot, Master Gardener Volunteer, will discuss the basics of shade gardening, centering on hostas. Learn about the different hosta cultivars available for your shady environment. Cost is $7 for preregistration ($10 at the door).
  4. Morbi nunc odi
    Seed Starting 101
    Tuesday, March 27 6-7:30 PM
    Join Lynn Clark, Master Gardener Volunteer, to learn the art of growing your own vegetable plants from seeds. Class will include planning, seed selection, growing mix, equipment, and general knowledge to increase your seed germination success. Cost of the program is $7 ($10 at the door).
  5. Morbi nunc odi
    Composting 101
    Thursday, April 2 6-7:30 PM
    Shirley Triest-Robertson and Dan Mitchell, Master Gardener Volunteers, will discuss how to effectively manage yard trimmings, food wastes, and other organic materials generated at home. Cost of the program is $7 payable to NEW Master Gardeners for preregistration ($10 at the door).
  6. Morbi nunc odi
    Vegetable Gardening for Beginners
    Wednesday, April 4 6-7:30 PM
    This class will cover the basics of vegetable gardening including planning your garden, prepping your garden soil, selecting vegetables, and growing requirements. Cost is $7 ($10 at the door).
  7. Morbi nunc odi
    Pruning Shade Trees
    Thursday, April 12 6-7:30 PM
    Doug Hartman, Master Gardener Volunteer, along with Vijai Pandian, Horticulture Educator, will demonstrate the basics of pruning shade trees. Cost is $7 payable to NEW Master Gardeners for preregistration ($10 at the door).
  8. Morbi nunc odi
    Pruning Shrubs
    Thursday, April 19 6-7:30 PM
    Dan Mitchell, Master Gardener Volunteer, along with Vijai Pandian, Horticulture Educator, will demonstrate the basics of a variety of shrubs. Cost is $7 ($10 at the door). .
  9. Morbi nunc odi
    Advanced Vegetable Gardening
    Tuesday, May 1 6-7:30 PM
    Shirley Triest-Robertson and Dan Mitchell, Master Gardener Volunteers, will discuss how to effectively manage yard trimmings, food wastes, and other organic materials generated at home. Cost of the program is $7 payable to NEW Master Gardeners for preregistration ($10 at the door).
  1. Morbi nunc odi
    Native Prairie Plants to Attract Pollinators
    Tuesday, May 8 6-7:30 PM
    Join Master Gardener Volunteers Claudia Schultz, Alan Nass, and Annette Weissbach as they introduce you to using native plants to attract pollinators in your landscape. Cost to attend is $7 ($10 at the door).
  2. Morbi nunc odi
    Growing Blueberries in Containers
    Tuesday, June 5 6-7:30 PM
    Our soil in Northeast Wisconsin generally is too basic to successfully grow blueberries. Contained blueberries offer the chance to keep the medium blueberries are in at a level they can thrive. Vijai Pandian, Horticulture Educator, will help guide us to tasty results. Cost to attend is $7($10 at the door).

Online Opportunities

Plants Plus

One in the Plants Plus Series. To get two hours of continuing education credit for watching the two video presentations, just complete the short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on growing apples..
Apples

Plants Plus

One in the Plants Plus Series. To get two hours of continuing education credit for watching and reading this package of information, just complete the short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on worms found in Wisconsin.
Worms

Plants Plus

One in the Plants Plus Series. To get 3 hours of continuing education credit for watching and reading this package of information, just complete the short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on cole crops.
Cole Crops

Plants Plus

This Plants Plus package focuses on post-harvest handling of vegetable crops. To get 2 hours of continuing education credit for watching and reading this package of information, just complete the short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on post-harvest handling of vegetable crops.
Post-harvest Handling

Plants Plus

This Plants Plus package focuses on post-harvest handling of vegetable crops. To get 2 hours of continuing education credit for watching and reading this package of information, just complete the short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on members of the legume family.
Legumes

Plants Plus

This Plants Plus package focuses on post-harvest handling of vegetable crops. To get 2 hours of continuing education credit for watching and reading this package of information, just complete the short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on growing raspberries.
Raspberries

Plants Plus

This Plants Plus package focuses on post-harvest handling of vegetable crops. To get 2 hour of continuing education credit for watching and reading this package of information, just complete the short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on the interactions of people and growing plants in community gardening.
Community Gardens