Have a gardening question?
Contact Chrissy Wen, your Horticulture Educator with UW Cooperative Extension in Walworth County.
Walworth County UW-Extension
100 W. Walworth Street
P.O. Box 1001
Elkhorn, WI 53121
Please stop by the office, call, or email with any horticulture related questions!
Recent Horticulture Posts
Many people may already possess a “green thumb” but to be successful beginning growers need to make smart decisions about business planning, marketing, pricing, capitalization, and labor…especially in today’s crowded marketplaces. This intensive, 3-day workshop provides a comprehensive look at what it takes to start and operate a sustainable business growing and selling fresh vegetables. The program emphasizes organic […]
Ever been curious about what is growing in the backyard? Have you ever wanted to learn more about plants or flowers, bugs/insects or even lawn care and gardening? Join the elite and become a Master Gardener! Level 1 Master Gardener training will be in the Spring for Rock and Walworth Counties. Mandatory Orientation will be […]
Through a multi-organization county effort, Phoenix Middle School in Delavan WI was able to take part in a new community Garden this year. The garden was made possible because of a $4000 GardenWIse grant received from the University of Wisconsin-Extension office. Families participated in owning their own piece of the garden and could […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.