Northeastern Wisconsin
Master Gardeners' Association

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

Become a Master Gardener

Welcome to the homepage of the Northeastern Wisconsin Master Gardeners' Association!

2019 Community Project Kickoff!

   Join other Master Gardeners and learn about the 
    latest community projects happening in the
   Northeast Wisconsin area. 
                  Find your niche and grow from there!
The Value of Master Gardener Volunteers
UW-Extension Master Gardener Volunteers keep a record of volunteer activity and continuing education hours throughout the year which are both required to achieve and maintain certification as Master Gardeners.

In 2018, 84 local county volunteers reported 2,992 hours of volunteer time at 11 community projects.

  • 147 hours were direct education in the community;
  • 146 hours were dedicated to youth education;
  • 2,699 hours were community service.
  • Additonally, 845 hours of were committed to continuing education to improve their horticultural knowledge.

For the Master Gardener Volunteers’ annual meeting/banquet in October, Val Campbell, one of our Master Gardener Volunteers, put together a slideshow demonstrating the impact the Master Gardener Volunteers had in our community this past year. The slideshow can be viewed at N.E.W. Master Gardener's 2018 Year in Review

Have you stopped by the De Pere Locktender's Garden this year?  Native Gardeners have done it again!  If you weren't able to visit this extensive native prairie in an urban setting, you can download their Native Prairie Plant Guide here


  1. Bob Mongin Memorial Garden - Bellevue, UW Extension Office
    Bob Mongin Memorial Garden
    Located on the grounds at 1150 Bellevue Street, Green Bay - the previous address of UW Extension.
  2. BC Library's Children's Edible Garden Event
    BC Library's Children's Edible Garden Event
    The Children's Edible Garden at the Brown County Library Downtown GB
  3. Neville Museum Native Garden
    Neville Museum Native Garden
    Creating Monarch-Friendly Native Garden in Urban Downtown
  4. Brown County Library's Children's Edible Garden
    Harvest Time!
    Harvesting Jelly Melons at the Children's Edible Garden
  5. Locktender's Native Prairie Garden - Open House
    Locktender's Native Prairie Garden - Open House
    Open House at the De Pere Locktender's Native Prairie Garden
  6. St. Mark's Raised Garden - 471 Pounds of Veggies Harvested!
    St. Mark's Raised Garden - 471 Pounds of Veggies Harvested!
    A very successful year of growth for St. Mark's Garden

Congratulations to Claudia Schultz for winning a 2018 Silver Trowel award. Each year the Gardeners Club of Green Bay gives out six awards. Claudia was presented with the 2018 Silver Trowel award for contributing to horticulture over the years.  She has been committed to organizing and managing numerous projects with the help of Master Gardeners.  You can read more about Claudia's achievement ​​​​​ here!

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Each year the N.E.W. Master Gardeners award participants at the Brown County Fair based on entering at least 5 entries under the categories of fruits, vegetables, house plants, plant craft or flowers for the Youth Fair. Youth must receive a combination of first and second place awards and have knowledge of their project. The Master Gardeners Association also supply the pots that Brown County 4-H clubs use for planting at least 60 days ahead of time. Jim Farmaree, a certified judge and Master Gardener, helped judge the pots. Premium (placings) on the pots are supplied by the Fair Association.

The winners of the 2018 N.E.W. Master Gardener Awards are:
Candra Carter, Rockland 4-H Club, for Vegetables;
Sabrina Schmidt, Morrison 4-H Club, for House Plants, and
Brandi VanPay of Rockland 4-H Club, for Flowers. 


NEWMGA Board of Directors

  1. Officers 2018:
    Roberta Schantz - President Al Nass - Vice President Karla Parmentier - Treasurer Julie Cole - Secretary Vijai Pandian - Advisor
  2. Board Members:
    Carri Benzow Barbara Brown Barb Brum Nancy Fictum Dr. Tim Freeman
  3. Kyle Gigot Linda Gutske Steve Herro Trisha Linssen Crystal Malakar Lee Richardson
  4. Eileen Rueden Jill Sobieck Mary Sprangers Bill Stevens Doris Magyar - WIMGA Representative