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Extension Milwaukee County We teach, learn, lead and serve, connecting people with the University of Wisconsin, and engaging with them in transforming lives and communities.

By connecting county residents to up-to-date, objective, practical, research-based knowledge, we help them grow, change and prosper. They become more self-sufficient, lead healthier and safer lives, form strong and nurturing families, and thrive economically. Our primary customers are the people who live and work in Milwaukee County, both adults and youth. We make a special effort to reach those w

By connecting county residents to up-to-date, objective, practical, research-based knowledge, we help them grow, change and prosper. They become more self-sufficient, lead healthier and safer lives, form strong and nurturing families, and thrive economically. Our primary customers are the people who live and work in Milwaukee County, both adults and youth. We make a special effort to reach those w

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Registration is open for the Master Naturalist Volunteer Training! If you love life-long learning, nature, and citizen s...
01/10/2022
Volunteer Training - Wisconsin Master Naturalist

Registration is open for the Master Naturalist Volunteer Training! If you love life-long learning, nature, and citizen science projects, check out the link below for more info.

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Do you love learning about nature? Are you passionate about conservation efforts in Wisconsin? Check out our upcoming Ma...
01/04/2022
Volunteer Training - Wisconsin Master Naturalist

Do you love learning about nature? Are you passionate about conservation efforts in Wisconsin? Check out our upcoming Master Naturalist training. Registration opens January 10th!

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Happy New Year! Our office will be closed to the public from December 24-January 3. We will reopen to the public on Tues...
12/23/2021

Happy New Year! Our office will be closed to the public from December 24-January 3. We will reopen to the public on Tuesday, January 4th.

Happy New Year! Our office will be closed to the public from December 24-January 3. We will reopen to the public on Tuesday, January 4th.

Register for a free presentation and Q&A on December 16 with Bryce Lord, Associate Director, Helen Bader Institute for N...
12/14/2021

Register for a free presentation and Q&A on December 16 with Bryce Lord, Associate Director, Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management at UW-Milwaukee about Compensation & Benefits. Bryce Lord will present selected findings from the 2021 Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Survey. Register at https://bit.ly/NLCRegistation

Register for a free presentation and Q&A on December 16 with Bryce Lord, Associate Director, Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management at UW-Milwaukee about Compensation & Benefits. Bryce Lord will present selected findings from the 2021 Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Survey. Register at https://bit.ly/NLCRegistation

Check out this video about our Literacy Link program and how it connects incarcerated parents with their children throug...
12/08/2021
Literacy Link: Incarcerated parents stay connected with their kids

Check out this video about our Literacy Link program and how it connects incarcerated parents with their children through reading books together. We are so excited to have this program started here in Milwaukee County!

Literacy Link started at the House of Correction this year. It combines parenting classes, emotion coaching and reading to connect children and justice-involved parents.

Congratulations to Believing Bobby & Smiling Shontina who have met the goals of Pre-Accelerator! They will start Acceler...
11/18/2021

Congratulations to Believing Bobby & Smiling Shontina who have met the goals of Pre-Accelerator! They will start Accelerator 1 in December, working with mentors and taking advanced classes to move their scalable businesses forward. Bobby is selling used textbooks on Amazon, and Shontina is growing a travel and leisure business.

Congratulations to Believing Bobby & Smiling Shontina who have met the goals of Pre-Accelerator! They will start Accelerator 1 in December, working with mentors and taking advanced classes to move their scalable businesses forward. Bobby is selling used textbooks on Amazon, and Shontina is growing a travel and leisure business.

Congratulations to our EIT Bootcamp Cohort 2 Graduates! Four EITs pitched to professional coaches at the Showcase and Gr...
11/02/2021

Congratulations to our EIT Bootcamp Cohort 2 Graduates! Four EITs pitched to professional coaches at the Showcase and Graduation on October 18. We are proud of the work these EITs have done to move their business ideas forward.

Congratulations to our EIT Bootcamp Cohort 2 Graduates! Four EITs pitched to professional coaches at the Showcase and Graduation on October 18. We are proud of the work these EITs have done to move their business ideas forward.

Are you considering picking up gardening next year? Read stories from Milwaukee county residents about how gardening wor...
10/26/2021
A harvest of riches: Meet some of Milwaukee’s finest urban farmers

Are you considering picking up gardening next year? Read stories from Milwaukee county residents about how gardening works for them in this great Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service article!

Sure, Milwaukee is a city of concrete. But if you look closer, you also will find a vibrant urban farming community.

Our EITs are full of amazing ideas and potential! Believing Bobby worked on one idea during Bootcamp and has another he'...
10/01/2021

Our EITs are full of amazing ideas and potential! Believing Bobby worked on one idea during Bootcamp and has another he's bringing into the Pre-Accelerator next week. Read more stories about how the Entrepreneur In Training Program is going by signing up for our newsletter at https://app.e2ma.net/app2/audience/signup/1943144/1930914.194572962/

Our EITs are full of amazing ideas and potential! Believing Bobby worked on one idea during Bootcamp and has another he's bringing into the Pre-Accelerator next week. Read more stories about how the Entrepreneur In Training Program is going by signing up for our newsletter at https://app.e2ma.net/app2/audience/signup/1943144/1930914.194572962/

Welcome to our new staff Rolando De León! Rolando will focus on financial education in his new role as a Human Developme...
09/27/2021

Welcome to our new staff Rolando De León! Rolando will focus on financial education in his new role as a Human Development and Relationships Educator.

This week's Financial Friend Friday is Ronald De León! Thank you Ronald for being a valuable resource to the UW-Extension community!

Our partners at Healthy MKE are looking for community members to fill out a 10-minute online survey to help health care ...
09/20/2021

Our partners at Healthy MKE are looking for community members to fill out a 10-minute online survey to help health care providers, health departments, community organizations, and civic leaders better understand community health concerns and improve programs and services! Visit www.healthymke.com/survey to take the survey right now!

The 2021 Milwaukee County Community Health Survey helps inform health investments and programs in our community. Help shape the future of resources like food banks, motherhood/fatherhood programs, violence prevention programs, and more.

Visit www.healthymke.com/survey to take the survey right now!

#makeyourvoiceheard #yourvoiceourcommunity

EITs jumped in with their whole hearts last week, sharing their initial business concepts with executive coaches who joi...
09/10/2021

EITs jumped in with their whole hearts last week, sharing their initial business concepts with executive coaches who joined us from around the country to give feedback and support. Thanks for your courageous risk-taking, EITs, and thanks for your encouragement, coaches!

EITs jumped in with their whole hearts last week, sharing their initial business concepts with executive coaches who joined us from around the country to give feedback and support. Thanks for your courageous risk-taking, EITs, and thanks for your encouragement, coaches!

Our Entrepreneurs In Training program had a great time meeting each other in person and sharing some great food at our a...
08/24/2021

Our Entrepreneurs In Training program had a great time meeting each other in person and sharing some great food at our alumni and coach picnic. Thanks to all who drove, brought things to share, and especially to Chef Adventurous Angie!

The deadline to apply for our Post-Release Program Educator position was extended to 11:55 pm Thursday, August 26! Thank...
08/20/2021
POST-RELEASE PROGRAM EDUCATOR at UW–Madison

The deadline to apply for our Post-Release Program Educator position was extended to 11:55 pm Thursday, August 26! Thanks to Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation this position is now a 12-month position. If you are passionate about redeeming lives and restoring communities through empowering others, we'd love to hear from you. Please apply using the link below. We are not able to accept applications through Facebook.
https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/en-us/job/509964/postrelease-program-educator

Do you have questions about what demographic and information is available to nonprofit organizations in the Milwaukee ar...
08/18/2021
Milwaukee Area Nonprofit Leaders Conversation Series Registration Form

Do you have questions about what demographic and information is available to nonprofit organizations in the Milwaukee area and how can the information aid in planning activities and outreach? Our August 24 Nonprofit Leaders Conversation covers these things with Community Development Specialist Matt Kures and Extension Director Jerry Braatz. Register using the link below.

Join Community Development Educator Patrick Nehring for a conversation series to discuss the management issues facing nonprofit organizations. Registration is limited to 30 to provide participants with an interactive and confidential space to problem solve hard topics. Sessions will not be recorded....

Motivational Speaker Authentically Arletta joined Bootcamp tonight, thanks to sponsorship from American Family Insurance...
08/17/2021

Motivational Speaker Authentically Arletta joined Bootcamp tonight, thanks to sponsorship from American Family Insurance and the WI Economic Development Corporation. "Your purpose is not wrapped up in what you do. It's wrapped up in who you are. When you show up, show ALL THE WAY up." Thank you for showing up for us, Arletta!

Motivational Speaker Authentically Arletta joined Bootcamp tonight, thanks to sponsorship from American Family Insurance and the WI Economic Development Corporation. "Your purpose is not wrapped up in what you do. It's wrapped up in who you are. When you show up, show ALL THE WAY up." Thank you for showing up for us, Arletta!

We are excited to see Milwaukee Christian Center youth at our 5th & Becher gardens!
08/13/2021

We are excited to see Milwaukee Christian Center youth at our 5th & Becher gardens!

Free LATE SEASON LAWN CARE WEBINAR with Doug Soldat, UW-Madison Turfgrass & Urban Soil Specialist on Monday, August 23 f...
08/13/2021

Free LATE SEASON LAWN CARE WEBINAR with Doug Soldat, UW-Madison Turfgrass & Urban Soil Specialist on Monday, August 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
During this online talk we will:
🌱 explore grass selection and ecology
🌱 discuss aeration, overseeding, and renovation
🌱touch on w**d control, fertilization, and mowing at this critical time of year
🌱discuss the overly dry to wet conditions much of the state has experienced this summer and how that may impact our lawn care practices this fall
This event is free, but registration is required. To register, go to: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/.../WN_cplfNqPvQcSctNjTg3-XRA

LATE SEASON LAWN CARE WEBINAR with Doug Soldat, UW-Madison Turfgrass & Urban Soil Specialist on Monday, August 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

During this online talk we will:
 explore grass selection and ecology
 discuss aeration, overseeding, and renovation
 touch on w**d control, fertilization, and mowing at this critical time of year
 discuss the overly dry to wet conditions much of the state has experienced this summer and how that may impact our lawn care practices this fall
This event is free, but registration is required. To register, go to: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cplfNqPvQcSctNjTg3-XRA

If you receive FoodShare and had food spoil because of a storm-related power outage, you can have the food replaced. Fil...
08/12/2021

If you receive FoodShare and had food spoil because of a storm-related power outage, you can have the food replaced. Fill out the Request for Replacement FoodShare Benefits form and submit it to your local agency: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/forms/f0/f00330.pdf. FoodShare members should contact their local agency to request replacement benefits. Replacement benefits are issued for the amount of food lost, up to the amount of benefits already issued for the month.

If you receive FoodShare and had food spoil because of a storm-related power outage, you can have the food replaced. Fill out the Request for Replacement FoodShare Benefits form and submit it to your local agency: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/forms/f0/f00330.pdf. FoodShare members should contact their local agency to request replacement benefits. Replacement benefits are issued for the amount of food lost, up to the amount of benefits already issued for the month.

We are hiring! Do you have teaching and facilitation experience? Are you a business owner or familiar with entrepreneurs...
08/05/2021
POST-RELEASE PROGRAM EDUCATOR at UW–Madison

We are hiring! Do you have teaching and facilitation experience? Are you a business owner or familiar with entrepreneurship? Do you have life experience that leads you to connect easily and authentically with those who have been incarcerated? We are looking for you to join our new team of educators teaching Defy Ventures’ curriculum online and in-person in Milwaukee County. If you are passionate about redeeming lives and restoring communities, apply for this position to teach employment readiness, entrepreneurship, personal development, and empathy as we transform individuals and our communities. *We are not able to accept applications through Facebook. Please visit the link below to apply.*

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Cohort 2 kicked off on Monday with Incredible Ian of Defy National inspiring us with his EIT j...
08/02/2021

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Cohort 2 kicked off on Monday with Incredible Ian of Defy National inspiring us with his EIT journey. Thank you Ian!

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Cohort 2 kicked off on Monday with Incredible Ian of Defy National inspiring us with his EIT journey. Thank you Ian!

Our Plant Health Advising Help Desk at Boerner Botanical Gardens has reopened for in-person consultations Tuesdays and F...
07/30/2021
Plant Health Advising Help Desk Now Open for Walk-in Diagnosis

Our Plant Health Advising Help Desk at Boerner Botanical Gardens has reopened for in-person consultations Tuesdays and Fridays from 1-3:30 PM. Not able to make it during those hours? Call (608-298-6945) or email [email protected] for virtual support!

The Extension Plant Health Advising Help Desk is open for in-person consultations with Plant Heath Advisors from 1-3:30 PM, Mondays-Fridays at the Boerner Botanical Gardens. The Plant Health Advising Help Desk connects gardeners with free research-based answers to lawn and garden questions.

Gardening season is in full swing, complete with all of the challenges and mysteries that can pop up. Click on the artic...
07/30/2021
Mid-Summer Gardening Tips

Gardening season is in full swing, complete with all of the challenges and mysteries that can pop up. Click on the article below for some tips to help you with mid-summer gardening challenges and surprises.

When you see diseases in your garden, a natural tendency is to want to do som**hing to make things better. Sometimes ign...
07/28/2021

When you see diseases in your garden, a natural tendency is to want to do som**hing to make things better. Sometimes ignoring the problem and doing nothing can be your best course of action. Learn more at: https://pddc.wisc.edu/2021/07/07/july-2021-sometimes-the-best-medicine-is-no-medicine-at-all/

When you see diseases in your garden, a natural tendency is to want to do som**hing to make things better. Sometimes ignoring the problem and doing nothing can be your best course of action. Learn more at: https://pddc.wisc.edu/2021/07/07/july-2021-sometimes-the-best-medicine-is-no-medicine-at-all/

Congratulations to the 7 EITs who pitched their business idea to expert judges on Wednesday! It is wonderful to be a par...
07/23/2021

Congratulations to the 7 EITs who pitched their business idea to expert judges on Wednesday! It is wonderful to be a part of your personal and business growth. We are proud of you!

Congratulations to the 7 EITs who pitched their business idea to expert judges on Wednesday! It is wonderful to be a part of your personal and business growth. We are proud of you!

Extension is piloting a new program called Planning AHEAD to help individuals and families with tasks associated with en...
07/20/2021

Extension is piloting a new program called Planning AHEAD to help individuals and families with tasks associated with end-of-life decisions. The 7 virtual sessions are free and cover health care wishes, financial responsibilities, legal requirements and documentation, distribution of personal property, and dealing with grief. To register visit https://go.wisc.edu/69unym.

Extension is piloting a new program called Planning AHEAD to help individuals and families with tasks associated with end-of-life decisions. The 7 virtual sessions are free and cover health care wishes, financial responsibilities, legal requirements and documentation, distribution of personal property, and dealing with grief. To register visit https://go.wisc.edu/69unym.

Interested in learning more about gardening? Want to grow plants with more confidence?  Enroll in our new Extension Hort...
07/19/2021
Foundations in Horticulture- Growing and Caring for Plants in Wisconsin

Interested in learning more about gardening? Want to grow plants with more confidence? Enroll in our new Extension Horticulture course "Foundations in Horticulture-Growing and Caring for Plants in Wisconsin." Registration is open now! Visit the foundations in Horticulture website to learn more and register.

Foundations in Horticulture Growing and Caring for Plants in Wisconsin Foundations in Horticulture is an online course which teaches you researched based m**h

Are you ready to become an Entrepreneur In Training? Apply to join the next class of formerly incarcerated future busine...
07/15/2021

Are you ready to become an Entrepreneur In Training? Apply to join the next class of formerly incarcerated future business owners. The application takes about 5 minutes, and then we'll schedule an interview with you. All classes on Zoom, starting July 26 at 6pm. Apply for Bootcamp at https://bit.ly/EITbootcamp

Are you ready to become an Entrepreneur In Training? Apply to join the next class of formerly incarcerated future business owners. The application takes about 5 minutes, and then we'll schedule an interview with you. All classes on Zoom, starting July 26 at 6pm. Apply for Bootcamp at https://bit.ly/EITbootcamp

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You're invited to A TRAVELING EXHIBIT AND COMMUNITY DINNER CONVERSATION TOUR CURATED BY YOU The LANDS WE SHARE INITIATIVE of the Wisconsin Farms Oral History Project Wisconsin Black Historical Society/Museum Wednesday, February 20th 5:00pm to 8:00pm A traveling exhibit on race, ethnicity, food production and agricultural history in Wisconsin has arrived in Milwaukee. The Lands We Share exhibit is now on display at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society/Museum and will stay up at the museum through March 1st. Five diverse farm sites around Wisconsin, including the Legacy Garden in Metcalfe Park, are featured in the interactive traveling Lands We Share exhibit intended to spark public dialogue and community engagement. The February 20th community dinner conversation will focus on urban agriculture, the diversity of farmers in Wisconsin, and the links between rural and urban farmers in Wisconsin. We will also discuss the history of farming and the generational and family links that many Milwaukee residents have to farming even if they no longer farm. Both the exhibit and community conversation are open to the public. (To sign up to reserve a seat, please visit landsweshare.com or go directly to the sign-in form: https://landsweshare.org/sign-up-for-feb-20th-dinner/ ) The exhibit debuted in Oshkosh on Oct. 10 and has traveled the state with stops on the Oneida Reservation near Green Bay, UW-Oshkosh campus, Fort Atkinson and Johnson Creek, UW-Whitewater, and now, the Wisconsin Black Historical Society/Museum. From the Black Historical Museum, the exhibit will travel to the Golda Meir Library on UW-Milwaukee campus and in April to Madison where it will be on display for over a month at various venues, culminating with a final gala at the Madison Public Library’s main branch near the Capitol. Project Director, James Levy, an Associate Professor in UW-Whitewater’s history department, says the central goal of the initiative is “to bring people and groups from diverse backgrounds together who are often separated despite living and working in the same towns or regions.” Levy says the traveling tour and community dialogue idea was “a response to political and cultural divisions made evident in the wake of the 2016 election, divisions which have become increasingly defined by geography, in particular by the urban-rural divide.” The exhibit tour features community farm-to-table “Dinner and Conversation” events at each town along the way in addition to panels and conversations on UW campuses. To learn more about the Wisconsin Farmer Oral History Project, please contact: James Levy, Project Director, [email protected] or 917-547-101 Project Website: landsweshare.org page: Wisconsin Farms Oral History Project
TOMORROW at the Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park. http://midwestpesticideaction.org/mpac-events/mgg-lawn-and-land-forum/ Segments on Pest Management & Soil Fertility qualify for continuing education.
The education I received was wonderful. I have had 2 stokes but plan to resume as soon as I am able. Love it!
The water at the gardens at 5th and Rogers has not been turned on for the season. Please help.
Applied for a garden plot in Oak Creek last November. Mid May now, a few phone inquiries, and still no response from this office. What is up?🤔
Who do we talk to about a micro plot @ Firefly Ridge Garden?
Food Leader Program 2018 registration now open! To sign up and for more information: https://victorygardeninitiative.org/FoodLeader
Wholesome group of folks who inspire others through interesting events.
I'd like to thank everyone who voted & shared our link to encourage others to vote for UWEX's Project. We weren't the top vote getter, but we gave it our best. Thank you for supporting us!
Met this guy last night, might be the biggest bug i have seen in wisconsin. Any idea what it is?
Certified Master Gardeners shopping and working!