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Contact Chrissy Wen, your Horticulture Educator with UW Cooperative Extension in Walworth County.

Chrissy Wen
Horticulture Educator
Walworth County UW-Extension
100 W. Walworth Street
P.O. Box 1001
Elkhorn, WI 53121
Phone: 262-741-4958
Fax: 262-741-4955

Please stop by the office, call, or email with any horticulture related questions!

Recent Horticulture Posts

Walworth County UW-Extension Temporarily Moving

The UW-Extension office will be moving across the hall to Room 214 starting on Tuesday 8/22/17, due to flooring and carpet removal and install. During this time, we will still be able to assist with all the usual programs and assistance. Contact information will remain the same (262 741-4951. We will return to our usual […]

School supply drive

Walworth County Health and Human Service is having a school supply drive for families in need.  Basic supplies are needed such as: backpacks,  spiral notebooks, watercolors, 2 pocket folders, pens/pencils, markers, loose leaf paper, index cards and rulers. Please drop off at the UW Extension office. Last collection time is August 18th at noon! Thank you […]

Flood resources for home and farm

Everyone in the community is impacted by flooding, when it occurs. Being impacted by flooding can be overwhelming especially if it is a first experience. The following are resources available to assist those whom have been affected by the recent flooding. Residents can call Walworth County’s Emergency Management Hotline at 262-741-7700 to report damage to […]

Phoenix Middle School Community Garden

Phoenix Middle School Community Garden has 5 garden beds available, please call us at 262-741-4957 for more information! FoodWise, UW-Extension Walworth County, Phoenix Middle School, UW-Extension Horticulture Program, Master Garden Volunteers, DDCA , Fit Families, and Delavan community, Thanks for your support! El Jardín Comunitario de “Phoenix Middle School” tiene 5 jardines disponibles, por favor […]

Community Garden Open House Postponed!

The Community Garden Open House has been postponed. We will post further information as soon as it becomes available. El evento del Jardín Comunitatio es pospuesto.

Master Gardener Meeting 6/14/17 Cancelled!

  Master Gardener meeting for tonight has been canceled due to the weather and is rescheduled for tomorrow at 6:00pm at Veterans Park in Genoa City.

Brown Evergreens?

This past winter was particularly hard on evergreen trees and shrubs.  This spring it’s been a common sight to see evergreens with brown needles which is a sign of Winter Burn.  The University of Minnesota has a great article to help learn more about Winter Burn and how to deal with plants that are effected by it.

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