Master Gardener Program

Master Gardener Volunteer Program

Master Gardeners are volunteers who provide garden and landscape information to area residents. They work with children and adults on numerous UW-Extension projects and gardens in Racine County.  They are trained through UW-Extension and must pass a criminal background check, sign a behavior agreement form, and complete the WI Mandated Reporter Course in order to enroll in Level 1 Training.

Visit the Wisconsin Master Gardener web site to learn more about this statewide program.


Winter UW-Extension Master Gardener Meeting

Date:  Saturday, Feb. 17th

Time & Location: 

10 am – 12 noon; Bong State Recreation Area – 26313 Burlington Rd, Kansasville, WI

Education:  “Plants in Winter” – Beth Goeppinger, DNR Naturalist

Beth will take us on an outdoor hike to learn winter tree ID skills and will discuss how plants survive our WI winters.  A meeting to discuss current information for the UW-Extension MGV Program will also be held.


View the Annual Report for Racine County Master Gardeners, 2016:  racine2016aar

2017 Annual Report:  Racine 2017AnnualReport

Level 1 Training

For information on upcoming Master Gardener Volunteer Level 1 training, please contact interim Horticulture educator, Jeanne Hilinske-Christensen, at

Level 1 Training will be scheduled in 2018.


Master Gardener Forms:

Time Sheet for 2018:  timesheet2018

Hours Exemption form for 2017:  MG-Exemption-request-form-2017





Racine/Kenosha Master Gardener Association

Master Gardener Volunteers can enhance their Master Gardener experience by joining the Racine/Kenosha Master Gardener Association, a non-profit organization.   The mission of the Racine/Kenosha Master Gardener Association (RKMGA) is to educate, beautify, and preserve the community through trained Master Gardener Volunteers and other interested volunteers. The Racine/Kenosha Master Gardener Association is separate from UWEX and is part of the Wisconsin Master Gardener Association.





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