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2015 Recommended Budget for Milwaukee County

You’re invited!! Public listening session for the proposed 2015 budget…….

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6 key findings about going to college

6 key findings about going to college

A new Pew Research Center report on higher education contains a number of findings about the rising value of a college degree……..

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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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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 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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