Community Projects

Behind the scenes at many of the parks, gardens, nature centers, and wetland reserves you will find Master Gardeners at work.  The Outagamie County Master Gardener Association is one of 53 chapters throughout Wisconsin.  We are dedicated horticultural volunteers, providing education and service to our community.  Not only do we dig, plant and weed, we also give presentations, sponsor a garden walk and spring garden conference, and host one of the finest spring plant sales around.

Our home base is at the UW-Extension Office at 3365 W Brewster Ave., Appleton where we maintain several gardens on the property for display to the public:  the Learning Garden, Rose Garden, Welcome Garden, Memory Shade Garden, and new Impact Garden.  When volunteers are working there, they can answer questions and explain more about the different types of plants and plant care.

MG Gardens located at
UW Extension
Kari Whitthuhn-Henning at
the Appleton Seed Library files
Hearthstone Historical House
Entry Gardens

Our dedication to the community is evident in the number and variety of activities in which we’re involved. Below are just some of the gardens and activities in which the OCMGA participates.

  • Appleton & Kaukauna Farm Markets
  • Appleton Memorial Park Gardens
  • Appleton Seed Library
  • Columbus/Appleton Bilingual School Gardens, Appleton
  • Community Gardens:  Brewster Village and GV/Casaloma
  • Conservation Field Days
  • Habitat for Humanity – Rock the Block
  • Hearthstone Historical House, Appleton
  • “Master Gardener Presents” (at Appleton & Little Chute libraries)
  • OCMGA Annual Plant Sale and Garden Expo
  • OCMGA Garden Conference
  • OCMGA Garden Walk
  • OCMGA Learning Garden
  • Outagamie County Fair, Seymour
  • Paine Art Center & Gardens, Oshkosh
  • The Marigold Mile
  • UW-Extension Gardens