WiBee Statewide Project 2021

We want you to have an opportunity to volunteer safely this year! The Master Gardener Program is Partnering with WiBee, a community-science project developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Learn more about this exciting opportunity to help pollinators happening statewide!

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Onboarding Lite for Returning Volunteers

In April 2021, all returning volunteers enrolled in the Wisconsin Master Gardener Program will get access to our new course, Onboarding-Lite.  This course is strongly recommended for all returning volunteers to complete and it will count for 10 hours of CE this year. People serving in both staff and volunteer roles are most successful when […]

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Online Reporting System is Down

For Monday, October 19, 2020, the Online Reporting System is temporarily offline due to an unplanned interruption. As of 5pm on October 19, the ORS is again functional.


Changes to Wisconsin Master Gardener Program

To our valued volunteers: Keeping you informed about the program is a priority. We want you to feel like you understand the “why’s, how’s and what’s” of changes to the program. We want you to know that your voices were the driving force behind these new changes. We also exist in an evolving world and […]


Halt to Master Gardener Program volunteer activities

Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak and guidelines from Wisconsin Department of Health Services, UW-Madison, and federal agencies:

All Master Gardener Program related volunteer projects are suspended including, but not limited to, face to face meetings, bus trips, and plant sales for April and May. This will continue into the foreseeable future until further notice.


Master Gardener Program in Brown County 2019

At the end of 2019, 72 Master Gardener Volunteers reported 3,720 hours of volunteer service for an estimated value of $89,288 (Independent Sector).  They also reported 943 hours of continuing education and reached an estimated 36,629 individuals with various outreach projects.


Workshop: Incorporating Horticultural Therapy into Extension Programs

Are you a Master Gardener Volunteer looking for ways to better engage your audience in your gardening projects? Extension educators and volunteers have a long history of supporting garden-based education programs and projects for individuals and communities.  However, traditional program design and evaluation may not always deliver and capture the full extent of outcomes for […]


Master Gardener Program in Iron County 2018

The Master Gardener Program in Iron County started in 1999. Over 85 people have been trained since that time, and there are currently 18 certified Master Gardener Volunteers (MGVs) for 2019.

In 2018, Iron County Master Gardener Volunteers reported 978 hours of community service, worth a value of over $23,460.