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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.


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Work Groups
Commercial 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.

Consumer work group
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.
Environmental work group
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.
Community Gardening / Urban Agriculture work group
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.

PDF file Gardening programs build community, provide life skills development and encourage better understanding of nutrition

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.

PDF file Plant diagnostic services

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.

PDF file Making gardens grow in Wisconsin

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.”

PDF file Learning for Life at the Garden Expo


Co Leaders  
Diana Alfuth, St. Croix County (715) 273-6781
Brian Hudelson, UW-Madison (608) 262-2863
Christy Wen, Walworth County (262) 741-4958
Team Coach (608) 262-9812
Brian Holmes, Co Director, ANRE  
Jane Anklam, Douglas County
Joe Muellenberg, Dane County
Heidi Doering, St. Croix County
Patricia Nagai, Racine County
Steve Huntzicker, La Crosse County
Astrid Newenhouse, UW-Madison
Lisa Johnson, Dane County
Vijai Pandian, Brown County
Laura Jull, UW-Madison
Mark Renz, UW-Madison
Paul Koch, UW-Madison
Scott Reuss, Marinette County
Kristin Krowkowski, Racine County
Kevin Schoessow, Spooner Ag Research Station
Erin LaFaive, Eau Claire County
Bruce Schweiger, UW-Madison
Barb Larson, Racine County
Rose Skora, Kenosha County
P.J. Liesch, UW-Madison
Doug Soldat, UW-Madison
Brandon Lietzke, Outagamie County
Steve Stevenson, CIAS
Dennis Lukaszewski, Milwaukee County
Dave Trechter, UW-River Falls
Susan Mahr, UW-Madison
Ann Wied, Waukesha County
Christy Marsden, Rock County  
Sharon Morrisey, Milwaukee County  


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