Growing Strong & Healthy
Did you know that gardeners eat twice as many servings of vegetables as people who do not garden? Gardeners also get twice as many hours of exercise as people who do not garden.
UW-Extension educates Milwaukee County residents about gardening as a way to enhance self-sufficiency, health, family traditions and neighborhood dynamics. We also rent garden plots and help residents develop their own community gardens.
Green Thumb Garden at Fox 6 TV
Every Monday morning during the growing season, Sharon Morrisey (or another Extension Horticulture Educator) is in the garden discussing timely gardening topics on the Fox 6 WakeUp News. View the videotaped segments at:
New!!! Publications for the week of 10/7/2013
- Winter Aconite (pdf 74KB)
- Daffodils Non Yellow (pdf 315KB)
- Garlic (pdf 271KB)
- Glory of the Snow pdf (89KB)
- Glory-of-the-Snow (doc 3,263 KB)
- Grape Hyacinth (pdf 205 KB)
- Siberian Squill (doc 1,844 KB)
- Snowdrops (pdf 124KB)
Publications for the week of 9/9/2013
Publications for the week of 9/2/2013
Publications for the week of 8/12/2013
- Iris Borer (Word Doc 305KB)
- Cantaloupes (PDF 155KB)
- Dividing Iris (PDF 216KB)
- Lemongrass (PDF 121KB)
Publications for the week of 8/5/2013
Publications for the week of 7/29/2013
Publications for the week of 7/22/2013
- Growing Strawberries (PDF 1MB)
- Trouble Free Tomatoes (PDF 370 KB)
- Late Blight (Word doc 8MB)
- Japanese Beetle (Word doc 488KB)
Publications for the week of 7/1/2013
Publications for the week of 6/10/2013
Publications for the week of 9/3/2012
Publications for the week of 8/27/2012
Publications for the week of 8/6/2012
Publications for the week of 7/23/2012
Publications for the week of 7/16/2012
Have a yard or garden question? From 9 am to Noon Monday through Wednesday, Milwaukee County residents may call 414-256-4664 to consult our Horticulturists or Master Gardeners. For more answers to your yard and garden questions, visit the Horticulture Help Line web page.
For horticulture literature, answers to your general gardening questions, plant identification and diagnosis of insect and disease problems, stop by to talk to our Plant Health Advisors and Master Gardener Volunteers. The Horticulture Center is located on the Lower Level of the Boerner Botanical Gardens Education & Visitor Center. Hours: Monday – Friday 10 am – 2 pm (May 1- September 30)
Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by UW-Extension in many aspects of horticulture. In return for their training, Master Gardeners volunteer to help with educational programs in horticulture and community service projects. For more information about the SouthEast Wisconsin Master Gardeners, call the Volunteer Coordinator at 414-256-4661 or visit the SouthEast Wisconsin Master Gardener web site.
We also offer a variety of programs in urban agriculture including accessible gardening, beekeeping, organic micro-farming and garden rental.