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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:
Soil Temperature on 5-2-18: 3" deep is 51 degrees F and 6" deep is 47 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

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

(Please note: Breakfast on the Farm has enough Saturday volunteers, however we are still in need of Sunday Volunteers - thank you)
To here!

2018 Spring Horticulture Classes

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

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.

Butterfly Mural Project
The Brown County Community Gardens Program was picked as the organization of the month for the Brown County Breastfeeding Coalition's butterfly mural project! During the month of May, anytime someone takes and posts a picture of themselves or others with the butterfly mural on the back of 300 Dousman St, the Community Gardens Program will receive a $1 donation.

To participate, take a picture of yourself with the butterfly mural at 300 Dousman, near The Cannery and Titletown restaurants (back by the parking lots). Then, post the picture(s) as public on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #communitygardenbutterfly in the caption area or text the picture and #communitygardenbutterfly to (858)400-8272 anytime in May 2018 and the Butterfly Effect Project will make a $1.00 donation in your honor!

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.

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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
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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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