Master Gardener Program and Racine/Kenosha Master Gardener Association

The mission of the UW-Extension Master Gardener Program is to extend the knowledge and resources of the University of Wisconsin to people where they live and work.

The mission of the Racine/Kenosha Master Gardener Association (RKMGA) is to educate, beautify and preserve the community through trained horticulture volunteers. Master Gardeners may enhance their Master Gardener experience by joining the association which is part of WIMGA, the WI Master Gardener Association.  WIMGA is a statewide organization whose mission is “to support and provide leadership to individual master gardeners and local organizations in their mission to assist UW-Extension in community horticultural programs through volunteerism, education and environmental stewardship.”

Master Gardener Program


Who Administers?

Caitlin Sprague
Horticulture Program Coordinator

Mike Maddox
Wisconsin Master Gardener Program

Elected officers
MG Volunteers

Educational Components

Level 1 Training
Level 2 Training
Other Training/Education Sessions
Monthly Meeting Programs


  1. University of Wisconsin Extension policy
  2. MG Program designates titles of Master Gardener Volunteer and Master Gardener Intern
  3. Determines MGV certification based on annual completion of requirements (see p. 1).
  4. Maintains database of all MGVs
  5. Provides information and subject matter support for active (certified) MGVs and projects.
  1. Organizational bylaws
  2. Collects annual dues
  3. Provides local & state newsletters to dues paying members
  4. Provides annual Handbook to all active and intern MGV’s

Direct Affiliations

UW-Extension – Cooperative Extension
Wisconsin Master Gardener Program
Wisconsin Master Gardener Association (WIMGA)
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