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Horticulture Questions?
Have questions regarding your lawn, garden, trees or shrubs? Have an insect you would like to identify? Call the Horticulture Help Desk at 920-391-4615 or e-mail: bc_uw_extension_horticulture@co.brown.wi.us
4-25-18 Soil Temperature: 3" deep is 40 degrees F and 6" deep is 35 degrees F

What We Do

We provide educational programs by teaming up with agriculture; meeting community challenges; protecting natural resources; strengthening Wisconsin's families; and supporting young people through 6 program areas:

- Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Community, Natural Resource & Economic Development
- Family Living Programs
- 4-H Youth Development
- Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey
- Leadership Wisconsin

Our educational programs are developed and measured against our strategic directives, aiming to build:

- Stronger communities
- Food safety, security and health
- Resilient and productive environments
- Thriving youth, families and communities

2018 Local Land Use, Planning and Zoning Teleconferences February – May
These programs cover topics of interest to Wisconsin local government officials, attorneys, citizens, and land use planners. Each 90-minute teleconference is $20 and includes a digital copy of written materials. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Continuing Maintenance (CM), and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) accreditation applied for. Participation in live program qualifies for credit.

TopicsFor more information about the teleconference format, visit our Distance Education page.
Each teleconference is $20. For more information about each teleconference, download the 2018 Local Land Use, Planning and Zoning brochure.

Register online by using the links for the desired session (above), or register by phone at 608-262-0810.

Upcoming Events

Save the Date!

Breakfast on the Farm
Fathers Day
Sunday June 17, 2018
New Horizons Dairy, LLC
De Pere
Dave, Matthew and Derek Van De Hey Families
Parking will be at Wrightstown High School

Taking Care of You Facilitator Training

This training is now full. If you would like to be notified of future trainings, please contact Paula Hella at 920-391-4658 or paula.hella@ces.uwex.edu.

May 17, 2018
Check in 8:30am
Workshop 9:00am - 3:00pm
Brown County UW-Extension
located in the Neville Public Museum,
210 Museum Place, Green Bay, WI 54303


Taking Care of You is a multi-session program offering practical strategies and experiences to help you deal with the stress in your life. Managing life’s challenges in a healthy way allows you to take better care of yourself and your overall health. Each week you will explore topics through small group discussion, self-reflections and activities.

You will leave with the tools to improve your own life, the life of your colleagues and your customers.
Participants will be certified to teach this curriculum at the completion of the day.
Registration Fee: $75 per participant
(covers course, refreshments, lunch, flash drive with materials, and access to Google Drive materials)
(PLEASE NOTE: Registration fees are transferable but NOT refundable)


Recommended Reading: $45
Happiness and Health
Full Catastrophe Living
The How of Happiness

Resource Books: $46
Eat Drink and Be Mindful
One Moment Meditation
Wellness Workbook



2018 Spring Horticulture Classes

Pruning Shrubs – Thursday, April 19; 6-7:30 PM, Green Bay Botanical Garden: Dan Mitchell, Master Gardener Volunteer, along with Vijai Pandian, Horticulture Educator, will demonstrate the basics of a variety of shrubs. Cost is $7 payable to NEW Master Gardeners for preregistration ($10 at the door). Pre-register by sending your contact information and payment to: Hort Dept., Brown County UW-Extension, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay, WI 54303.
This class is *POSTPONED* until Thursday, May 3rd

Composting 101 – Thursday, April 26; 6-7:30 PM, Green Bay Botanical Garden: Shirley Triest-Robertson and Dan Mitchell, Master Gardener Volunteers, will discuss how to effectively manage yard trimmings, food wastes, and other organic materials generated at home. Cost of the program is $7 payable to NEW Master Gardeners for preregistration ($10 at the door). Pre-register by sending your contact information and payment to: Hort Dept., Brown County UW-Extension, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay, WI 54303.

Advanced Vegetable Gardening – Tuesday, May 1; 6-7:30 PM, Green Bay Botanical Garden: Join Lynn Clark and Jim Fameree, Master Gardener Volunteers, along with Vijai Pandian, Horticulture Educator, during this class designed for the experienced vegetable gardener. Learn the next steps in successful vegetable gardening! Cost is $7 payable at NEW Master Gardeners for preregistration ($10 at the door). Pre-register by sending your contact information and payment to: Hort Dept., Brown County UW-Extension, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay, WI 54303.

Native Prairie Plants to Attract Pollinators – Tuesday, May 8; 6-7:30 PM, Green Bay Botanical Garden: Join Master Gardener Volunteers Claudia Schultz, Alan Nass, and Annette Weissbach as they introduce you to using native plants to attract pollinators in your landscape. Cost to attend is $7 payable to NEW Master Gardeners for preregistration ($10 at the door). Pre-register by sending your contact information and payment to: Hort Dept., Brown County UW-Extension, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay, WI 54303.


Growing Blueberries in Containers – Tuesday, June 5; 6-7:30 PM, Green Bay Botanical Garden: Our soil in Northeast Wisconsin generally is too basic to successfully grow blueberries. Contained blueberries offer the chance to keep the medium blueberries are in at a level they can thrive. Vijai Pandian, Horticulture Educator, will help guide us to tasty results. Cost to attend is $7 payable to NEW Master Gardeners for preregistration ($10 at the door). Pre-register by sending your contact information and payment to: Hort Dept., Brown County UW-Extension, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay, WI 54303.

To pay your class fees online, please click here, and choose "Horticulture" as the Program Area.

For more information, contact: Brown County UW-Extension Horticulture Department at 920-391-4650 or BC_UW_Extension@co.brown.wi.us.

Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?

April 25, 2018
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Central Library, 515 Pine Street, Green Bay, WI

Personal belongings often have special meaning for individuals and family members. Planning to pass on items like treasured wedding photos, Grandpa's fishing tackle box, or a well-used yellow pie plate can be challenging, and may lead to family conflict. Join UW-Extension Family Living Educator, Paula Hella, and discover the steps you can take when distributing your long loved life possessions as you down size or deal with the "stuff" of a loved one. We'll explore ways to talk about this process with family members, make decisions and lessen conflict.

No registration is necessary for this event.

4-H Summer Adventure Camp

August 6-8, 2018
Daily 9:00am - 4:00am
Brown County Reforestation Camp
4418 Reforestation Rd
Green Bay, WI
Cost: $175 per youth (7-9th grade)

Attention all 7-9th grade youth - 4-H'ers and non 4-H'ers alike - during this 3 day, day camp setting, you will have the opportunity to try new things, featuring action-packed adventures including high ropes, zip-lining, wilderness survival, introduction to sailing, caving and spelunking, archery and much more. Packed with each adventure is an opportunity for youth to discover their own strengths, passions and interests, as well as practice skills like communication and teamwork. The 2018 Adventure Camp will provide an exciting (yet safe) environment for young people to get into nature, explore our local environments, and meet new friends.

A total of 20 youth will be able to participate in this adventure camp, so register early! The registration deadline for this camp is July 1, 2018. Please click here to print the registration form and mail to the Brown County 4-H office. For more information, please call 920-391-4654.


How is Caring for a Loved One Affecting You?

The Brown County Caregiver Coalition is conducting a community wide survey in order to learn from caregivers who are providing informal support to adult family members, friends, or neighbors. Our goal is to identify the strengths, and understand needs and challenges caregivers face as they care for their loved ones. The results will be used to determine how the community can support and enhance caregivers in this important role.
This survey is for caregivers who are not currently employed but providing informal caregiving support. Some of the information we want to learn is the number of hours spent caregiving, the challenges of caregiving, and areas for strengthening resources. The confidential survey can be accessed here or by contacting the ADRC at 920-448-4300. The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Your information will be kept confidential.

Free Homestead and Tax Preparation for Elderly, Low, and Middle Income Residents

Volunteers trained under the IRS/TAX AIDE Program of the AARP/VITA are here to help you. This is a free service for elderly, low, and middle income residents.

The AARP program runs from February 6th to April 10th, and the VITA program runs from January 30th to April 3rd. Both programs require appointments.

View the flyer here for more information, program details and contact information.

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Questions?
Have questions regarding your lawn, garden, trees or shrubs? Have an insect you would like to identify? Call the Horticulture Help Desk at 920-391-4615 or e-mail: bc_uw_extension_horticulture@co.brown.wi.us

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Compostable Bags are Still Available at UW-Extension
Although UW-Extension will no longer have an organic food waste dumpster on site, we still sell compostable bags at our new location: Neville Public Museum, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay, WI 54303.

2 gallon bags - $0.25 each or $5.00 for a roll of 25 bags
3 gallon bags - $0.25 each or $5.00 for a roll of 25 bags
8 gallon bags - $0.50 each or $5.00 for a roll of 25 bags

For more information about the Brown County Food & Organic Waste Program, click here.

Notice: the organic waste dumpster that was once located at our old premises (1150 Bellevue St) will be moved to a new location. The dumpster will be moved to the Village of Allouez yard waste center, at the end of LeBrun Road. A date as to when the dumpster will be accessible is yet to be determined.






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Contact:  Judy Knudsen - Area Extension Educator
Phone: 920-391-4610
Fax: 920-391-4617
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Mailing Address:  210 Museum Place
Green Bay, WI 54303
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Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
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