The Urban Agriculture/Horticulture Team provides research and educational support for the rapidly expanding horticulture industry in Wisconsin. The team provides the educational foundation to facilitate use, production, maintenance and appreciation of horticulture in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.
HORTICULTURE PROGRAMS IN WISCONSINFlowers
Fruit and Vegetables
WHAT WE DO
Work GroupsCommercial work group
Contact: Kristin Krokowski
Working to help make green industry businesses utilize the most current university research and resources to be competitive, successful, and environmentally responsible.
Contact: Sharon Morrisey; Brian Hudelson
- Focusing on the aspects of horticulture that impact the general public including the urban horticulture web site, publications, educational programs an diagnostics.
Contact: Brock Woods
- Developing projects and information on horticulture topics related to the environment including nutrient management in turf, invasive plant and insect species and water quality.
Contact: Dennis Lukaszewski; Mike Maddox
Uniting gardeners throughout the state and sharing resources and educational materials to help community gardens, prison gardens and those interested in sharing the gardening experience thrive in Wisconsin.
Making a difference
Success stories and impact reports
In Racine, Rock and Waukesha counties, horticulture educators recognized the need for services to underserved populations. Programs were developed to address the needs of adults with disabilities, inmates, and a HUD designated low-to-moderate income revitalization neighborhood.
In 2005, the Horticulture Diagnostic Team of Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha and Waukesha counties worked with the UW-Milwaukee Center for Urban Initiative and Research to evaluate the diagnostics program. Information collected measured the quality of the service, client satisfaction and client compliance with recommendations.
Extension-trained Master Gardeners teach members of the public about horticulture in a variety of ways -- by answering questions and providing research-based information at local gardening events, through special workshops, on UW-Extension-supported garden hotlines, or through other means.
19,000 winter-weary Wisconsinites got a jump start on spring at the annual Garden Expo in Madison. The event – open for three days in February and sponsored by UW-Extension Horticulture Team, Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) and the Friends of WHA-TV – raised funds of Wisconsin Public Television and the program “The Wisconsin Gardener.”
WHO WE ARE