In cooperation with Weber’s Garden Centers, Groundwork Milwaukee and Milwaukee Urban Gardens (“MUG”) are expanding the successful “MUG Bucks” program that began in 2012. The program supports and helps our MUG Gardens. Individuals can work to earn MUG Bucks that can be exchanged for plants and seeds.
Here’s how it works:
MUG Bucks System: MUG Bucks are earned for hours worked at your garden or at Weber’s. They can be spent on selected merchandise at Weber’s.
1. Each MUG Buck represents one hour of time volunteered. Groundwork Milwaukee’s Green Team members will work at Webers Garden Center starting in mid-February. The MUG Bucks earned for this time will be available to gardens. Individual gardeners can earn MUG Bucks for general work on gardens – such as weeding or mowing the common area, spreading wood chips throughout the garden, or building a compost bin for all, etc. They are not earned when people tend to their personal garden plots. This year, there is a cap of 20 MUG bucks earned per garden. The community garden leader turns in the hours worked to MUG and receives the MUG Bucks for distribution to the appropriate individuals.
2. Each MUG Buck is worth $7.50 for seeds and plants at Weber’s.
3. MUG Bucks may also be used at MUG events as tender for some transactions – such as the Garden Tour in September or Gala Harvest Party in October.
- Weber’s Garden Center carries an extensive array of seeds and plants, including heirloom varieties and many plants native to Wisconsin.
- Webers has two greenhouse locations: 4215 N. Green Bay Ave. (main location) 9802 W. Capitol Dr.
- Phone 414-264-6280 for hours and information or visit them online: http://www.webersgreenhouses.com/ Facebook: Weber’s Greenhouses Milwaukee
- Weber’s Garden Center also supports MUG by giving a 10% discount to MUG members.
- THANKS, WEBER’S!!!
Vegetable Garden Spring Planting Schedule for Southeastern Wisconsin
*All dates set with an average last frost date of May 1st:
*In Late May or Early June, transplant plants into the garden of:
- Winter Squash
With an Average first frost date of October 15th:
*August 1st is the last date for planting…
- Bush Beans
- Chinese Cabbage
- Chinese Cabbage
- Onion Plants
*September 1st is the last date for planting:
- Leaf Lettuce
- Mustard Greens
- Onion Sets
*September 15th is the last date for planting…
~Information provided by UW-Extension~
For Further information, check out more UW-Extension publications:
- The Vegetable Garden (A1989)
- Growing Vegetables at Home (A2801)
- Vegetable Cultivars and Planting Guide (A1653)
- Disease Resistant Vegetables for the Home Garden (A3110)
Our Garden Resources are still in their seed form.
Please be patient and check for more garden resources soon!