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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:
Guidelines for Consuming Late Season Produce Exposed to Floodwater

UW-Extension's Barb Inham recently wrote this article, "Guidelines for Consuming Late Season Produce Exposed to Floodwater." With recent downpours, storms and flooding, it is important to know these guidelines to ensure you do not get sick from contaminated garden produce. Find the full article here.

Brown County 4-H is Hiring!
Brown County 4-H Youth Development is expanding its afterschool programming focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). 4-H Afterschool Instructors will teach hands-on, pre-written robotics and coding curriculum to K-5th grade students at 13 Green Bay Public Elementary Schools during the afterschool times of 2:30-6:00pm four days a week.

If you are interested in applying for this position, click here to go directly to the job posting on the Brown County Employment page.

Upcoming Events
Successfully Applying to Agricultural Grant Programs

Friday, September 28
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
2740 Mason St
Green Bay, WI

Join us for a workshop designed to give farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs information, tools, and hands-on training to strengthen grant and loan applications. This workshop will help you create a competitive application and get the financial resources you need to fuel your business.

To register, contact Liz Binversie at or 920-391-4612.

For more information, view the full flyer here!

Brown County 4-H Lego Robotics Engineering & Design Team Program

Date: Mondays, September 24 through November 26
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: TBD
Age Requirement: 4th - 7th grade
Cost: $60.00, includes registration fee, t-shirt, pizza on last day.
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please register online here by September 21

Does building grasping claws, gear driven devices, scissor lifts, ball launchers, drop triggers, and extending arms sound fun? Come join the 4H Lego Robotics Engineering and Design Team. You will learn engineering and design principles while playing with Lego’s! Unlike our past robotics teams that focused mainly on programming, this team will focus mostly on Lego building techniques and applications. Are you new to Lego Robotics – no problem – we will get you going in no time. And if you have taken our courses before, this one not only has a different focus, it also has new and fun challenges. You and your team will also get to create a team name, the design for a team t-shirt, and celebrate with pizza for dinner at our last meeting. All this while playing with Lego’s!

View the full flyer here!

Brown County 4-H STEM Saturday: Harnessing the Power of Air: Newbie Pneumatics

Date: Saturday, September 22
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Neville Public Museum
Age Requirement: 3rd - 6th grade
Cost: $5.00
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please register online here by September 21 at 2:00pm.

Want to Harness the Power of Air? Come join us for Newbie Pneumatics. This program will introduce you to the basics of pneumatic systems. You will get to create your own simple pneumatic machine, test it, and make modifications. Then, put your machine against the other participant’s machines in the Final Challenge of the day!

Explore Wisconsin's Native Bee Diversity

This program has been cancelled.

Neville Public Museum
September 25, 2018
6:00pm to 7:00pm

In conjunction with BEES!, join us as we explore some of the over four hundred species of native bees found in Wisconsin. We will discuss their roles in the environment and the importance of the pollination services that they provide. We may also see and discuss a few of the many other non-bee pollinators found in the state.

Speaker: Dr. Craig Brabant: Academic Curator of the Wisconsin Insect
Research Collection at UW-Madison.

Program Cost: $7.00 to attend and includes admission to explore
the museum and their new exhibit Bees!

Pre-registration is required by September 21, 2018.

To register:
- Online by clicking here
- Call UW-Extension at 920-391-4650
- Mail a check, payable to Neville Public Museum, to:
210 Museum Place
Green Bay, WI 54303

Sorry, no refunds.

Program Information
This one-day workshop will provide basic instructions and training for urban forestry clientele on how to plant trees to achieve optimal health and maximum benefits over time.

The workshop will include classroom instruction on proper planting techniques and specification fundamentals, and an outdoor demonstration of selecting planting sites, nursery stock inspection, planting, and post care techniques.
Who Should Attend
Community public works and parks employees, tree board members, managers, and others who have responsibility for or are involved in community tree planting. Audience may also include groundskeepers, landscape contractors, tree & lawn care firms, nursery retailers, & Master Gardener Volunteers.


Donate Extra Garden Produce to Local Pantries

Harvest season is starting, and soon many home gardeners will be swimming in produce. This year, make sure excess produce doesn't go to waste by signing up to participate in Planting for a Purpose, a joint project of the Green Bay Packers Give Back and the Brown County UW-Extension Community Gardens Program to encourage gardeners to donate fresh produce to food pantries.

Many local pantries accept fresh produce donations and have need for more donations to meet clients' needs. Join the effort by signing up to participate here. There is no minimum donation amount. All participants can pick up a free pair of gardening gloves and a garden kneeler.

Rent Smart Train-the-Trainer

November 30, 2018
8:30am - 3:30pm
Brown County UW-Extension, located in the Neville Public Museum
210 Museum Place
Green Bay, WI 54303
Cost: $75 per participant

Receive the tools and curricula you need to deliver the rent smart program. Rent Smart provides practical education to help people looking for rental housing find, get, and keep suitable housing. Rent Smart focuses on the knowledge and skills essential for a successful renting experience. It challenges participants to know and understand their rights and responsibilities as a tenant, as well as know and understand the rights and responsibilities of their landlord. Emphasis is on forming a strong landlord-tenant partnership. Establishing a positive rental history is much like having a positive credit report, and Rent Smart starts participants on the right path for success.

Register online here!
View the flyer here!

Understanding the Financial Aid Process for Higher Education

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Neville Public Museum, 210 Museum Pl, Green Bay
6:30pm - 7:30pm

For more information and to register, please click here.

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:

Soil Testing
If you have questions about soil testing, please click here.

4-H and Youth Development
Developing leadership, character and good citizenship in America's youth while having fun!


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.

Click here for more information »

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