Home and garden events

April 13, 2014 by  
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Betty Brinn Children’s Museum: “Outdoor Recreation Fair,” 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 18. Free. Family-friendly fair will feature environmental education programs and outdoor activities. 929 E. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 390-5437.

Boerner Botanical Gardens: Education classes and events hosted by the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens. 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners. (414) 525-5653; www.boernerbotanicalgardens.org.

■Garden Walks. 6:30-8 p.m. $5 per person

Tulip Mania. May 7.

75 Years of Boerner. May 14.

Color Me Spring. May 21.

From the Ground Up: Ground Covers and Vines. May 28.

■Adult Classes. $10 members / $15 nonmembers.

Herbs for Health and Nourishment. May 1.

Aquaponics: Year-round Gardening. Two session class May 8 and 10.

Garden Photography 101. May 10.

America’s Romance with the English Garden. May 15.

Orchids for Beginners. May 22.

Burlington Garden Center: Gardening, planting, and lawn care workshops and seminars; open year-round. 5205 Mormon Road, Burlington, (262) 763-2153; burlingtongardencenter.com.

Dane County Extension: “Beekeeping for Beginners” is a daylong class held on May 10. Lecture-style class is for those with no experience in beekeeping and will provide information for first-year keepers. $50, additional family members $25. 5201 Fen Oak Drive, Madison. Registration and information: Jeanne Jansen, (608) 244-5094.

Delafield Public Library: Square Foot/Patio Gardening, 10:30 a.m. April 26.Registration required. Basic gardening tips and ideas for utilizing small spaces. 500 Genesee St., Delafield. Information: (262) 646-6230; www.delafieldlibrary.org.

The Elegant Farmer: Farm kitchen bakery offers cheeses, seasonal fruits, vegetables. Open year-round 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Highway ES and J, Mukwonago. (262) 363-6770; www.elegantfarmer.com.

Fox Point Garden Club: May Market Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 10. Longacre Pavilion, Longacre and Bell Road, Fox Point.

Garden District: Community Garden Club Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 10. Villa St. Francis, 1910 W. Ohio Ave. Information: (414) 379-2450; milwaukeegdna.com.

Hawthorn Garden Club: Meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month at noon in the Hunt Room, Hales Corners Library, 5885 S. 116th St., Hales Corners. Veronica, (414) 545-0336.

Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center: “Wildflowers for Wildlife” event features landscape presentations, displays and wildflower walks, 8 a.m.-noon May 17. N7725 Highway 28, Horicon. Information: (920) 387-7893; www.horiconmarsh.org.

Milwaukee/NARI Office: Lawn and Garden Seminar, 6:30-8 p.m. April 16. Free, reservation required. 11815 W. Dearbourn Ave., Wauwatosa. (414) 771-4071.

Mitchel Park Domes: Green Living Festival, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 26. Interactive demonstrations centered on healthy strategies and sustainability. Regular admission rates apply. 524 S. Layton Blvd. Information: (414) 257-5600; countyparks.com.

Muskego Public Library: “Top 10 Reasons to Compost” workshop, 7 p.m. April 29. Free. S73-W16663 Janesville Road, Muskego, (262) 971-2100.

Ozaukee County UW Extension: Gardening questions answered 1-4 p.m. Thursdays. Free service of Ozaukee Master Gardeners. Information: (262) 284-8288 (local); (262) 238-8288 (metro); or email mastergardener@co.ozaukee.wi.us.

Retzer Nature Center: Programs and classes with a focus on the natural world and sustainability. S14-W28167 Madison St., Waukesha. www.waukeshacounty.gov/cleanwater. Information: (262) 896-8007.

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center: Celebrate Earth Day with guided naturalist hikes, treetop classroom, recycled crafts and a renewable energy expo, noon-4 p.m. April 27. Environmental education programs. 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Bayside, (414) 352-2880.

Shady Lane Greenhouse: Open year-round, with seminars taught by area professionals for every level of gardener. W172-N7388 Shady Lane, Menomonee Falls. (262) 251-1660; www.shadylanegreenhouse.com.

Transplanting Day. April 26.

South Shore Garden Club: Decorative Rock Garden Markers, 6:30 p.m. May 5. Grace Presbyterian Church, 2931 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. Information: Paula Grosenick, (414) 482-1258.

Urban Ecology Center: Environmental education organization with community centers that offer programs on how to live more sustainably. Prices vary. Registration required. (414) 964-8505; www.urbanecologycenter.org.

■Earth Day of Service. April 26.

Victory Garden Initiative: Gardening classes that bring a community together around growing food. Register online, http://victorygardeninitiative.org/Classes.

■A Forest of Food. May 7.

■Planning and Planting. May 29.

Wellspring Inc.: Certified organic farm and retreat center offering programs in wellness, ecology, gardening and the arts. 4382 Hickory Road, West Bend. (847) 946-5565; www.wellspringinc.org.

Composting 101. April 26.

Container Gardening Workshop. May 3.

Family Farm Day. May 10.

Introduction to Herbalism. May 10.

Introduction to Permaculture. May 10.

“Salad” and Herb Container Gardening. May 14.

Organic Seedling Sale and Workshops. May 17.

Wisconsin Unit of the Herb Society of America: “All About Herbs” lecture series presentations are held at 7 p.m. in the Pavilion of the Ozaukee County Fairgrounds, Cedarburg. $8. Information: www.ozaukeemastergardeners.org.

■French Herbs and Herb Blends. May 1.

Polish Center of Wisconsin: Easter Egg Decorating Classes. Members $15; nonmembers $17. Registration required. 6941 S. 68th St., Franklin, (414) 529-2140.

Nalepianki. 6 p.m. April 14.

Submit information three weeks before the event or the registration deadline. Please include a daytime phone number. Send to Entree calendar, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, P.O. Box 371, Milwaukee WI 53201 or email to jsfeat@journalsentinel.com, with “Attention Entree calendar” in the subject line.

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