Green County Master Gardeners

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The Green County Master Gardeners Association will be holding their annual symposium- Garden Inspirations for All Seasons- “No Fear Gardening” on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 8:00am -3:30pm at the Peppercorn Banquets, 1417 Mansion Dr, Monroe, WI.

Does the thought of a trying a new gardening technique or planting leave you with fearful reservations? This symposium is designed to encourage new techniques, put your fears at ease, have some fun and take home new gardening knowledge.

Guest speakers will include Dennis Anderson, Paradigm Gardens, speaking on “Don’t be afraid of the Water! Hydroponics 101”; Kyle Aurit, Bailey’s Nursery, speaking on “Conquering Your Fear of Roses”; Dan Cunningham, Fiskars, speaking on “Tools of the Trade, Empower Yourself”; Matt Zielinski, Backyard Havens, speaking on “The Taming of the Shrub–and More!”; and Tanna McKeon, GCMGA Member, speaking on “Propagating Plants–Go Ahead and Make the Cut!”.

Advance registrations of $35.00 per person are due by March 1st; after March 1st, registrations are $40.00 per person. For more information, print the 2017 Green County Master Gardeners Symposium Brochure . If you have additional questions, contact Mark Mayer at the Green County UW-Extension office at 608-328-9440 or at  .



Thirty-Seven Green County area residents were recently recognized for earning their Master Gardener Certification at the annual meeting of the Green County Master Gardeners Association. The main functions of the group are to serve the needs of all horticulturists in the Green County area, provide continuing education for it’s members, provide community services through volunteer activities, exchange gardening ideas, promote responsible and sound gardening practices and to provide a link between the community and UW-Extension. Read the complete Master Gardener Certification Press Release for more details.


Check out the Green County Master Gardeners Association “Blog” Site.  The goal of this site is to provide another link between our community and the UW Extension.  You can also visit our Facebook page (link to be coming) to keep up with the latest Green County Master Gardeners Association information.

The GCMGA is located in Monroe, Wisconsin and serves the needs of all gardeners in Green County and the surrounding area. 

Information about the Green County Master Gardeners Association

The Wisconsin Master Gardener Program teaches volunteers who aid University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Staff by helping people in the community better understand horticulture and their environment.

2017 Officers

GreenCountyMGA-Stacked2color-compressed 2President:  Marilyn Sandin-Ross
V. President: Rae Wellnitz 
Treasurer:   Lynn Lokken
Secretary:   Kristi Leonard

The Green County Master Gardeners Association Mission is:

  1. To serve the needs of all gardeners in Green County and the surrounding area.
  2. To promote the continuing education of members through horticultural education, programs, tours, etc.
  3. To promote community service through volunteer activities.
  4. To recognize members who meet and maintain certification.
  5. To provide for the exchange of ideas and to provide opportunities to promote the understanding of responsible gardening practices
  6. To provide a link between the community and the UW-Extension.

Volunteer Hours

GCMGA Volunteer Honor Roll


Mike Davis, Susan Konopacki, Kris Winkler


 Norma Bader, Michael Colney

500- 749

Lois Baker, Eugene Gessler, Mary Alice Hart, Lynn Lokken, Cheryl Rezabek, Gregg Smith

250 – 499

Sally Bear, Kimberly Berg, Linda Boll, Jayne Butts, Theresa Colney, Sue Hartwig, Debra Kleppe, Mary Jackson, Tanna McKeon, Mary Nelson, Ann Marie Ott, Jo Pinnow, Jack Policastro, Paul Roemer, Gaida Vickerman, Tom Voight, Sande Wells, Rae Wellnitz, Jean Woolworth.

150 – 249

Sharon Adams, Ron Hayes, Ricky Kiesling, Kristi Leonard, Roseann Meixelsperger, Marilyn Sandin-Ross, Tamara Schulte, Becky Wegmueller

Wisconsin Horticulture Update

Weekly reports by the UW-Extension Horticulture Team

Green County Master Gardeners now have the use of a reference library to use in answering questions from homeowners or in researching topics you may be interested in. The reference materials are located in the hallway area near the Green County UW-Extension Office in the Justice Center, Monroe. A listing of the reference materials that are currently available.


Speaker/Project Request Forms If your organization would like to have a Master Gardener come speak at your meeting, fill out this Speaker Request form: Speaker Request Form (.doc) (1 page, 22 KB)
If your organization would like help with a volunteer/community project, fill out this Project Request Form: Project Request Form (.doc) (1 page, 26 KB)

Green County Master Gardener Association Annual Dues Form: Dues-statement-2017

Master Gardener Volunteer Time Sheet MG Excel Time Sheet 2017      MG VolunteerTimesheet2017 pdf icon 

Master Gardener Volunteer Agreement Master Gardener Volunteer Agreement (.pdf)(2 pages, 115 KB)

Scholarship Application   pdf icon  The Green County Master Gardener Association voted at their 2009 Annual Meeting to offer scholarship money for Horticulture related studies.

Master Gardener Public Log Document Horticulture Calls sheet (.doc)

State Master Gardener Association Resources

Wisconsin Horticulture

2017 Area Horticulture CALENDAR of Events

Dec & Jan
No Meetings
Feb 23
 7 PM Green County Master Gardener monthly meeting, Green County Justice Center, 2841-6th Street, Monroe; Carl Korfmacher, Midwest Prairies, LLC
Mar 11 8AM-3PM Garden Inspirations for All Seasons, Ludlow Mansion, 1421 Mansion Drive, Monroe, WI;  Gardening With A Purpose-No Fear Gardening
Mar 23  7 PM GCMGA monthly meeting, Green County Justice Center, Monroe;
Apr 27  7 PM GCMGA monthly meeting, Green County Justice Center, Monroe; 
May 13  9AM- Noon Master Gardener Plant Sale~Government Services Auditorium, Pleasant View Complex, N3150 Hwy 81, Monroe
May 25  7 PM GCMGA monthly meeting,
Nov 10  6:30 PM Annual Meeting of the GCMGA, Green County Justice Center, Banquet at 6:30 PM, Meeting to follow at 7:00 PM, with yearly presentation of member projects.


Other Resources:

UW Horticulture Site
UW Insect Diagnostic Lab
UW Plant Pathology Lab
Wisconsin Master Gardener
The Wisconsin Gardener
Landscape Plants
UW-Extension Learning Store
WI Department of Agriculture Pest Bulletin
UW Extension Horticulture Disease Fact Sheets
Ohio State University Horticulture Fact Sheets
University of Minnesota Horticulture
State Line Bee Keepers Association
Biological Control News
Wisconsin AWON Weather