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Milwaukee County Latino Population Brief

Milwaukee County Latino Population Brief

Basic demographic characteristics and changes in the Latino population of Milwaukee County…….

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Built on Water Series wins Preservation Award

Built on Water Series wins Preservation Award

 Gail Epping Overholt, UW-Extension Natural Resources Educator, John Gurda, Milwaukee Historian, Megan O’Shea Wisconsin DNR, and volunteer John Hacker are recent recipients of the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust Michael Frome Outreach Award for the Built on Water lecture series.  Built on Water, presented by John Gurda, tells the story of how Lake Michigan and the rivers that feed it have […]

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Can Urban Gardening Pay Off?  Milwaukee Urban Discovery Farms Explore Income Realities

Can Urban Gardening Pay Off? Milwaukee Urban Discovery Farms Explore Income Realities

  Can Urban Gardening Pay Off?  Milwaukee Urban Discovery Farms Explore Income Realities Urban agriculture is thriving in Milwaukee County as vacant lots are transformed into gardens and the University of Wisconsin Extension (UWEX) provides 72 acres of rental plots to eager urban farmers and community gardeners, providing fresh food for themselves, farmers’ markets, grocers […]

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Who We Are

Who We Are

Each year, Milwaukee County Cooperative Extension serves approximately 100,000 people where they live and work through our 30 programs in: Family Living, Horticulture & Urban Agriculture, Youth Development and Community, Natural Resources & Economic Development (CNRED).

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Quienes Somos

La misión de Cooperative Extension del Condado de Milwaukee consiste en facilitar el uso cotidiano del conocimiento de la Universidad entre el público para tomar decisiones informadas, las cuales enriquecen su vida y mejoran su comunidad.

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Explore our office through our Logic Model!

Explore our office through our Logic Model!

What is a logic model? A logic model is a graphic depiction of the relationship between program activities and intended effects. They help us plan, implement, evaluate, and communicate our work more effectively.   Why are they useful? They help: Provide a common language Differentiate between “what we do” and “results” Enhance understanding about the […]

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Follow Us on Facebook

Follow Us on Facebook

Take a moment to “Like” us on Facebook. Milwaukee County UW-Extension now has a Facebook page. We will be sharing research-based information about seasonal topics, invitations to register for educational events, and news about community projects. Over the coming months, we will be adding more Facebook pages and groups for our programs, volunteers and projects.

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Scholarships Available for Master Gardener Training

Scholarships Available for Master Gardener Training

Scholarships Available for Master Gardener Training   Are you interested in gardening? Do you want to learn more and are willing to share your knowledge and enthusiasm with others? You might make a great Master Gardener Volunteer (MGV.). Each year, SouthEast Wisconsin Master Gardeners (SEWMG) offers ten scholarships to applicants with financial need who are […]

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Master Gardener Training Classes Announced

Master Gardener Training Classes Announced

Master Gardener Training Classes Announced Registration for Level 1 Training for UW-Extension Master Gardener Volunteers is now open. Classes meet once per week starting September 8 for 13 weeks to provide an overview of horticultural topics including: Basic Botany, Soils, Pest Management, Insects & Diseases, Weeds & Invasive Plant Species, General Gardening Practices, Garden Flowers, […]

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Horticulture Help Line -Walk In Wednesdays

Horticulture Help Line -Walk In Wednesdays

Milwaukee County UW- Extension Horticulture Help Line Walk-In Wednesdays Walk-in-Wednesdays for free plant and insect advice is available Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00 PM through August 27 at the Milwaukee County Cooperative Extension office 9501 W. Watertown Plank Road, Building A, Wauwatosa. Due to construction on Watertown Plank Road and new traffic patterns, follow the signs to […]

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Tomato Blight

Tomato Blight

The deadly tomato disease, late blight, has been confirmed in Milwaukee County. This means the potential is great for all tomatoes to be attacked by this incurable disease . Once infected, there is no cure. You can protect tomatoes from late blight by using a fungicide every 5 – 7 days for the remainder of […]

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Food Preservation Classes- August 13th and15th

Check out this opportunity for food preservation classes: food preservation at UWEX 2014

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Horticulture News!

Horticulture News!

The UW-Extension Horticulture Education Center at Boerner Botanical Gardens is now open for the 2014 season! When:  Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. May 1st through September 30th, 2014 Who: staffed by trained Plant Health Advisor Master Gardener Volunteers New for 2014: Master Gardener Volunteers will have a booth in the main lobby of the Education and […]

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Free New College Planning Resource Guide

Free New College Planning Resource Guide

Dollars for College financial planning toolkit, is a new 121-page resource guide designed for middle and high school students and their families.  The Dollars for College financial planning toolkit helps students and families best understand all the available resources that can make higher education affordable. Dollars for College offers the information students need in the […]

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Urban Discovery Farm & Community Gardens discussed on CW 18 “Our Issues Milwaukee”

Urban Discovery Farm & Community Gardens discussed on CW 18 “Our Issues Milwaukee”

Dennis Lukaszewski and Ryan Schone from Urban Agriculture discuss the Milwaukee Urban Discovery Farm and Community Garden programs at the UW-Extension Milwaukee County.

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