February 2016 Milwaukee County UWEX Newsletter

Catch up on the latest Milwaukee County UW Extension news in: • Urban Agriculture • Micro farms and Local foods • Horticulture/Master Gardeners • Community Natural Resources and Economic Development (CNRED) • 4-H SySTEMmatics • Nutrition • Black History Month in Milwaukee Click here to read the full newsletter.


Gardening in Wisconsin – February 2016

Wisconsin Yard and Garden Tips is updated monthly by Milwaukee County UW-Extension. Applicability in northern Wisconsin counties may be delayed one to two weeks in spring, and advanced a like period in fall. By Sharon Morrisey, Consumer Horticulture Agent, Milwaukee County UW-Extension The excitement is building up to Ground Hog’s Day on February 2nd. This […]

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Learn all about what Milwaukee County UW Extension has to offer

This four minute video provides an overview of the county-based educational programming provided in Milwaukee through our partnership between UW Extension and Milwaukee County government.  In this overview we provide a sampling of our educational programs provided by our educational team of staff and volunteers.

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Milwaukee County’s Master Gardener Program

The Master Gardener Program in Milwaukee County started in 1982. Over 1,025 people have been trained since that time, and there are currently 239 certified Master Gardener Volunteers (MGVs) for 2016. UWEX Consumer Horticulture Agent Sharon Morrisey facilitates the Program. Garden Supports Families The Secret Garden at Milwaukee’s Ronald McDonald House, supported by MGVs, provides […]

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Community Support at the County Board Public Hearing-2016 Budget

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors held the final public meeting to hear feedback on the proposed 2016 budget Monday, November 2nd at the Mitchell Park Domes. Over 250 Milwaukee residents attended the meeting, and a variety of concerns were discussed including: parks, health and human services, public safety, transit and other social services. Stephanie […]