Master Gardener Volunteers

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Master Gardener Volunteer Level 1 Training:  Fall 2017 : 

If you are interested in taking the 2017  Master Gardener Level 1 training course for Racine and Kenosha Counties, a mandatory orientation session is scheduled for Monday, July 17th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave. in Kenosha.  At this session, you will learn about the UW-Extension Master Gardener volunteer program and the requirements to become a Master Gardener volunteer.

In order to become a UW-Extension volunteer, a person will need to agree to a criminal background check, take Mandatory Reporter Training, and sign a volunteer behavior agreement.  There is a fee of $150 for the course.  The course will run for 12 weeks, meeting once per week for a 3 hour session.

The course will be taught as flipped instruction, meaning the participants taking the course will need to have access to a computer to view the lecture part of the training.   At the in-person sessions, activities related to the week’s topic will be offered.

The location for the course is the meeting room at the Somers Festival Foods, 6000 31st St., Kenosha.  An afternoon and an evening session will be offered, 1:00 to 4:00 pm or 5:30 to 8:30 pm.  The training will be offered on Wednesdays from Sept. 6 through Nov.  22.  Contact Jeanne Hilinske-Christensen, UW-Extension Interim Horticulture Educator for Racine and Kenosha Counties with questions:

For detailed information on becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer, please visit Wisconsin Master Gardener Program.

2016 Annual Report – Kenosha  kenosha2016aar

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Forms for Master Gardener Volunteers

Master Gardener Program and Racine/Kenosha Master Gardener Association

Racine/Kenosha Master Gardener Association

Business meetings begin at 6:30 p.m.
Educational programs typically start at 7:15 p.m.


Date Location Speaker Topic
January 23 Kenosha Stewart Dempsey Art in the Garden
February 20 Kenosha Project Coordinators RKMGA Project Showcase
March 27 Kenosha Gale Borger , Gerry’s Garden Succulents
April 24 Kenosha Mariette Nowak Birdscaping in the Midwest
May 22 Kenosha Peter Poli, Humdinger Honey Works Beekeeping
June 26 Tour Scott Thompson, Thompson Strawberry Farm Growing Strawberries
July 24 Kenosha Matthew Collins, Director, Kenosha Cty Parks EAB in Petrifying Springs Park
August 28 Tour Ron & Lisa Stark, Hoyer Homestead, MGVs Community Supported Agriculture
September 25 Kenosha Kelsay Shaw, Possibility Place Nurser Site Selection for Trees and Shrubs
October 23 Kenosha Dale Sievert Moss Gardens
November 13 Kenosha  Jim Stute, Michael Fields Institute Sustainable Agriculture
December 18 Kenosha RKMGA Holiday Potluck


**Kenosha County Location:
Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th St, Bristol (NE corner of Highways 45 & 50)