Garden Party in the Vineyard (Fundraiser)
Sep
12
5:30 PM17:30

Garden Party in the Vineyard (Fundraiser)

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You're invited to come to "The Most Fun Party in Town" Sponsored by West Bend Mutual Insurance! Join our Honorary Hosts and our celebrity friends for a fun-filled "Celebrity Plant Challenge". These amazing celebrities adorn plants with prizes galore to be bid on during a Live Auction.  The event also features a great array of silent auction items, fantastic raffle prizes and more

Ticket Information will be Available Closer to the Event .

Donate a Raffle or Auction Item

Consider donating a raffle/auction item this year to help us raise funds for the many programs provided by Roots and Branches in the community such as our clean-up campaign, free seminars open to the public, Arbor Day program and tree distribution in the schools, Adopt-a-plot gardens around town and so much more.   Your name will be listed on our publicity and materials surrounding the event.  It will also appear on our website and social media to give you maximum coverage.  And, we’ll send you a formal invitation so you can join us too.  Roots and Branches is a non-profit 501©(3) so your gift is fully tax deductible.

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Seminar: "Growing and Cooking with Herbs"
Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

Seminar: "Growing and Cooking with Herbs"

Join our wonderful guest speaker Sue Steinhafel,  Vice President & Chair of Programming for The Herb Society of America in Wisconsin . Enjoy discovering tips and tricks for growing and cooking with herbs. All seminars are free and open to the public.

 

Sue was featured in our January 2017 Newsletter

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Mayor's Beautification Awards Reception
Oct
15
5:30 PM17:30

Mayor's Beautification Awards Reception

Join us  for light refreshments and recognize the 8 district winners selected in July as the 2018 Mayor's Beautification Awards Winners. Winning properties are featured in the West Bend Daily News in August. 

Each year, one private property owner in each city district is selected for their contribution to the beautification of West Bend. Emphasis is placed on the appearance of the front yard, the areas that have an immediate impact on the neighborhood and are in continuous public view.  The intent is to recognize property owners who have taken time from their busy schedules to care for their yards and establishments by enhancing and improving the appearance of the property.   MBA winners are selected by volunteer judges.  Nominations are considered. 

NOMINATE RESIDENCE

 

2017 Reception Photos

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Seminar: "Daylily Secrets"
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

Seminar: "Daylily Secrets"

Join us for this free event with guest speaker, Nate Bremer of Solaris Farms in Reedsville, WI. Discover what makes a good cultivar, identify many of the marketing deceptions in retail & explore many more hidden gems for growing this beautiful West Bend City Flower in your landscape. 

 

                                  

 

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Gardens of West Bend Tour (Fundraiser)
Jul
14
to Jul 15

Gardens of West Bend Tour (Fundraiser)

Meet us at the new “Marketplace” on the corner of Main and Vine in West Bend to get your tour started this year.  Buy your ticket, grab a brat or snack, check out the plants and garden art for sale and enter the drawing for a spectacular plant before you even begin your exciting day on the tour.  Then on tour you might learn how to produce enough fruit to supply your smoothies for nearly a year or learn how to develop a habitat for wildlife, but watch out for Mammoth, the host warns.  You will see many ideas and styles of gardens, water features and use of hardscape to inspire and enjoy.  Make a day of it and stop for lunch at our two excellent tour restaurants downtown, The Idle Hour or Two or Riverside Brewery, and receive 10% off of your lunch with your ticket.  

Tour Dates & Times

Saturday, July 14th 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m

Sunday, July 15th 12:00 noon- 3:00 p.m.

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Online Ticket Sales Closed

**Tickets purchased online will be available for pickup at the will-call table located at the Garden Marketplace on the corner of Main Street & Vine Street in West Bend on the days of the tour** 

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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Plant Sale (Fundraiser)
May
18
to May 19

Plant Sale (Fundraiser)

The “Best Prices in Town”. Locally grown annuals and winter-hardy perennials. Located on the corner of Main & Vine Street in West Bend, across from West Bend City Hall. Rain or Shine.

Download List of Perennials Here

Friday

12:00 noon - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday                                                

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

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Cleanup Greenup
May
5
9:00 AM09:00

Cleanup Greenup

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City-Wide Clean-Up. Everyone welcome! Great activity for groups, families or friends. Bags, gloves and garbage pick-up provided. 

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

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Arbor Day School Program
Apr
27
2:00 PM14:00

Arbor Day School Program

Our Arbor Day program is rotated between public and parochial schools in West Bend and this year will be held at Green Tree Elementary.  A TV game show is held, with student participants, to increase their knowledge of the importance of trees in our environment. The Park, Recreation and Forestry Department plants a tree at the school, answers questions, and educates the students. Fifth graders in the parochial schools and fourth graders in the public schools are given young Service Berry trees to take home and plant with their families.

Volunteers are always welcome on Thursday, April 26th @ 9:00 am to help pack and deliver over 500 trees at the Regner Park Pavilion in West Bend. 

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Volunteer Masquerade Bash
Apr
18
5:00 PM17:00

Volunteer Masquerade Bash

Kick-off event and potluck for volunteers and those interested in volunteering. Lets celebrate the volunteers behind the mask.  Potluck dish by last name: A-G Dessert, H-L Appetizer, M-Z Salad/Side. **No ovens available but crockpots can be plugged in** 

RSVP By April 13th

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Seminar: "Farm Diversity for Food Security"
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Seminar: "Farm Diversity for Food Security"

Explore sustainable agriculture practices and applications within an urban community setting with David and Leslie Meuer of Meuer Farms in Chilton, WI . Meuer Farms is a 150 acre family-owned farm with a mission of Farming, Educating, and Conserving. The farm has received many awards including the 2016 WI Governor's Award for Stewardship and 2016 WI Land & Water Conservation Farmer of the Year. All seminars are free and open to the public.

Walk-In Registration Welcome!

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 For More Information Check Out Meuer Farm's.

"Farming: Using sustainable crop growing methods such as no-till planting and cover crops. We grow well-known crops (corn, soybeans, alfalfa) alongside ancient grains (emmer, spelt, einkorn) and other edible crops (bi-color sweet corn, strawberries, sugar-snap peas, squash). Beef cattle graze in pastures that have never been touched by a plow. The woods “in the back 40” shelter maple trees tapped for maple syrup. Black walnut and shag bark hickory trees offer beyond-organic nuts.

Educating: Opening our farm to you, the public. Our agri-tourism activities include educational components to help you learn more about farming. Maple syrup making, strawberry growing, rotational grazing of animals, beekeeping and crop rotation are just a few of the activities we explain. Our farm is open to groups and people of all ages. There are more opportunities for you to experience our farm than we can mention here.

Conserving: Implementing sustainable farming practices that work with the land, not against it. You will see undisturbed waterways for the water to flow cleanly through our fields without removing crop soil. Our strawberries enjoy underground irrigation that reduces water consumption.  The pond and stream are alive with fish, frogs and muskrats. As of 2016 eagles are nesting and raising their young here."

Source: http://www.meuerfarm.com/about-us.html

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Seminar: "The Buzz About Bees"
Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

Seminar: "The Buzz About Bees"

Walk in registration may be limited. Pre-Registration is Now Closed

Join us for this free event to learn about the importance of bees to the environment and your garden with special guest speaker Don Thill. 

Don Thill and his family have been bee keeping for generations in West Bend and currently manage 400-500 different bees in four different counties.

Don is the Southeastern Wisconsin District President of the Wisconsin Honey Producers Association, President of the Washington/Ozaukee County Bee Association, an avid community bee educator, and award-winning honey producer.

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Bloomin' Holidaze at Museum of Wisconsin Art
Nov
11
to Nov 12

Bloomin' Holidaze at Museum of Wisconsin Art

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Friday–Sunday, November 10–12  | 10:00–5:00
FREE for MOWA Members
Become a member with your first visit for only $12

Exquisite Florals
Floral designers from Wisconsin take over MOWA’s galleries with stunning floral arrangements inspired by the collection

Bloomin' Cafe
Sit back and relax with a warm beverage and a tasty treat.

Holiday Market
Featuring a holiday market, selling one-of-a-kind items perfect for holiday gift-giving for friends or family—or yourself. Find something for everyone on your list.

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MOWA Shop
Three+ and MOWA+ members receive 15% off and Premium, Partner, and Benefactor members receive 20% off on purchases in the MOWA Shop all weekend.

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Seminar: "Understanding Permaculture"
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Seminar: "Understanding Permaculture"

Guest Speaker,  Bryce Ruddock, the Lead Guild and Planting Systems Designer at Midwest Permaculture.  All Seminars are Free.

Learn about adapting our culture to landscape designs that mimic nature while yielding an abundance of food. Creating permanent or sustainable agriculture or "Permaculture".

Enjoy a free e-book assembled by our speaker.

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Seminar: "All You Ever Wanted to Know, but Were Afraid to Ask About Perennials"
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Seminar: "All You Ever Wanted to Know, but Were Afraid to Ask About Perennials"

Online Registration is Now Closed. Please contact the office at 262-335-5083 to check availability.

**Enter facility off 1 Gehl Way and use doors near flagpole** 

Presentation by Melinda Myers, nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author and columnist. All Seminars are Free.

"Melinda is a dynamic presenter, appearing at many of the major flower shows and home & garden events throughout the country each year. 

Prior to her current media work, Melinda hosted “The Plant Doctor” radio show for over 20 years as well as seven seasons of “Great Lakes Gardener” on PBS. She also hosted "Yardworks,” a nationally syndicated yard care and garden show where she interviewed celebrities right in their own backyards. Additionally, she was a contributing editor and columnist for Backyard Living magazine and has written articles for Better Homes and Gardens and Fine Gardening. " Source: http://www.melindamyers.com/factsheet.html 

Thank you to Our Sponsors:

 

 

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Garden Party in the Vineyard Fundraiser
Sep
27
5:30 PM17:30

Garden Party in the Vineyard Fundraiser

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You're invited to come to "The Most Fun Party in Town" Sponsored by West Bend Mutual Insurance! Join our Honorary Hosts, George and Judi Prescott and our celebrity friends for a fun-filled "Celebrity Plant Challenge". These amazing celebrities adorn plants with prizes galore to be bid on during a Live Auction.  The event also features a great array of silent auction items, fantastic raffle prizes and a "Hang-It-Again Art Sale. New this year, a Wine and Beer Tasting. We hope to see you there. Please R.S.V.P. by September 15th. 

Purchase tickets online below or Download the invite to mail with check payment to Roots and Branches 1115 S. Main Street West Bend, WI 53095.

Ticket Selections
  Featured Celebrities : Mary Ellen O’Connor (West Bend Mutual), Pat O’Connor (BMO Harris Bank), Prudy Pick H’way (Pick Heaters), Bill Laufer (Candyman On Main) Ben Anderson & Travis Dowden (Bibinger’s Bar & Restaurant),   
  
  
  
  
  
 
 
 
 
 
  
  
  
  
   
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Featured Celebrities: Mary Ellen O’Connor (West Bend Mutual), Pat O’Connor (BMO Harris Bank), Prudy Pick H’way (Pick Heaters), Bill Laufer (Candyman On Main) Ben Anderson & Travis Dowden (Bibinger’s Bar & Restaurant), Rob Johnson (KM-YMCA), Bill Mitchell (WMBZ/WIBD), Randy Stark (West Bend Mutual), Rose Petitte (Horicon Bank), Gaytha Hillman (GrandCare Systems), Jane Maley (UWWC-Ambassador President) and Ann Johnson St. Josephs Community Foundation

 

Donate a Raffle or Auction Item

Consider donating a raffle/auction item this year to help us raise funds for the many programs provided by Roots and Branches in the community such as our clean-up campaign, free seminars open to the public, Arbor Day program and tree distribution in the schools, Adopt-a-plot gardens around town and so much more.   Your name will be listed on our publicity and materials surrounding the event.  It will also appear on our website and social media to give you maximum coverage.  And, we’ll send you a formal invitation so you can join us too.  Roots and Branches is a non-profit 501©(3) so your gift is fully tax deductible.

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Gardens of West Bend Tour
Jul
15
to Jul 16

Gardens of West Bend Tour

Enjoy a self-guided driving tour of private gardens open to the public. NEW two day tour this year! Must See features include: A G Scale Train, Whimsical Garden Art, Hostas Galore including varieties developed with Dave Winniger from Boerner Gardens, Elaborate Water Displays and SO MUCH MORE!!!

Tickets available at various locations listed below.

 

Saturday, July 15th Hours : 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Sunday, July 16th Hours: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Ticket Information

$8.00 in Advance

$9.00 at Garden #1 

(1911 Brook Ct. West Bend)

Online Ticket Sales: CLOSED. Advance Tickets may still be purchased at locations listed below.

**Those that have already purchased tickets online may pick them up at Garden #1, 1911 Brook Ct. West Bend on the days of the event**

West Bend Ticket Locations:

  • Stein's Garden
  • Piggly Wiggly 
  • Park & Recreation Department
  • Chamber of Commerce

Present your tour ticket for a 10% Lunch Discount at the Following Restaurants:

Garden Art Sale-July 15th:

Corner of Main & Vine

  • Reincarnated by Toni: Garden sculptures from found metal including some glass. Bird Baths, flowers and more...
  • Kristi Leipold: Cement birth baths, leaf castings, plastic bottle flowers, and cement mushrooms
  • The Flutterby Touch: Hand-painted vintage & re-treasured items, birdbaths, pails, and garden trellis' & picks
  • Margarete Buck: Beautiful Metal Garden Art

 

Thank you to Our Sponsors:

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Cleanup Greenup
May
6
9:00 AM09:00

Cleanup Greenup

City-Wide Clean-Up. Everyone welcome! Great activity for groups, families or friends. Bags, gloves and garbage pick-up provided. 

 

Thank You to Our Event Sponsor:

Special Thanks To:

For Providing Hot Chocolate and Coffee at the Event

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Arbor Day School Program
Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

Arbor Day School Program

Our Arbor Day program is rotated between public and parochial schools inWest Bend and this year will be held at Good Shepard Lutheran School.   A TV game show is held, with student participants, to increase their knowledge of the importance of trees in our environment. The Park, Recreation and Forestry Department plants a tree at the school and shows the students how. Fifth graders in the parochial schools and fourth graders in the public schools are given young Service Berry trees to take home and plant with their families.

Volunteers are always welcome on Thursday, April 27th @ 9:00 am to help pack and deliver over 500 trees at the Regner Park Pavilion.

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Volunteer Spring Bash
Apr
12
5:00 PM17:00

Volunteer Spring Bash

A fantastic Kick-Off Event and Potluck for anyone interested in volunteering with Roots and Branches; and a celebration for all our wonderful volunteers. We hope to see you there!

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Seminar: "Behind the Scenes of Seed Production: How are Seeds Created, Manufactured, and Produced"
Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

Seminar: "Behind the Scenes of Seed Production: How are Seeds Created, Manufactured, and Produced"

TJ Strachota of Dairyland Seed Company will give us a sneak peek from behind the scenes of seed production. All Seminars are Free.

*Walk-In Registration Welcome*

Did you know??

  •  Seeds are harvested all over the world

  • About the many ways plants are pollenated

  • There are unique methods to produce certain seeds

"Headquartered in West Bend, Wis., Dairyland Seed provides corn, soybean, alfalfa and silage products to customers throughout the Midwest. Much has changed in genetics, research and technology since Dairyland Seed began as a country trading post in 1907, but many things haven’t, like our listening ear, firm handshake and being a partner that has your back. Our story spans four generations of Strachotas and thousands of successful partnerships. It’s still our duty to offer customers the best products for success year in and year out—with support from parent company Dow AgroSciences—and to see their operations prosper as a result."

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Seminar: "Home Gardening From Farm to Table"
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

Seminar: "Home Gardening From Farm to Table"

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

**If you missed the chance to attend this event, please considering our Next Upcoming Seminar, "How are Seeds Created, Manufactured, and Produced" with Dairyland Seed Company.** 

We welcome Dan Small, host/producer of the TV Show "Outdoor Wisconsin" and "Outdoors Radio with Dan Small", homesteader, writer and photographer. The seminar will provide information on localizing sustainable agriculture and growing your own food.

Topics will included: how agriculture can sustain our ecosystems and health, what cities can do to grow community & food, what families can do to grow & buy nutrient-dense foods, and how Dan and his wife produce food on their homestead.

  A fantastic evening for all. Seminars are Free and Open to the Public.

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Fourth Annual Bloomin’ Holidaze
Nov
11
to Nov 12

Fourth Annual Bloomin’ Holidaze

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Come enjoy a Roots and Branches Supported Event. Friday, November 11th and Saturday, November 12th from 10am-5pm both days.

TICKET INFORMATION:

FREE for MOWA Members
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Lush floral displays throughout the galleries. An artist marketplace. Expert demonstrations. They’re all part of MOWA’s Bloomin’ Holidaze held each year in November. Enjoy flora and fauna focused workshops from horticulture superstars, music, refreshments, and holiday shopping!

See 2015 Photos

Source: http://www.wisconsinart.org/bloominholidaze/default.aspx
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Seminar: "The Trade Secrets of Christmas Decorating"-REGISTRATION CLOSED
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

Seminar: "The Trade Secrets of Christmas Decorating"-REGISTRATION CLOSED

Looking to learn a few tips and tricks for holiday decorating? Enjoy a wonderful presentation by The Wreath Factory of Plymouth, WI.  Seminars are FREE.

Registration is now closed. Watch our website for video recording of the event in case you have missed out on the opportunity to register. 

PLEASE NOTE LOCATION: LAC LAWRANN CONSERVANCY- 300 SCHMIDT RD. WEST BEND.

"The Wreath Factory began in 1983 to raise funds for a small Wisconsin 4-H club. Owner, Michael Beeck, made wreaths for the groups to sell at Christmas. In the early years, Beeck and his crew, mostly family and friends, would make the wreaths in a shed with no running water or heat!

Since then, The Wreath Factory has evolved into a 16,000 sq. foot destination home & garden showroom, full-scale landscape design/build firm, and is still the source for fresh holiday wreaths & greenery. In 2006, a sister store, The Wreath Factory of Menasha, opened its doors in three vintage storefronts downtown Menasha."

Source: http://www.wreathfactoryonline.com/#about 
 
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Seminar: "Attracting Birds to Your Yard for All Season"
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Seminar: "Attracting Birds to Your Yard for All Season"

Enjoy an informational and lively presentation by Zannah Crowe of Monches Farms, Colgate, WI. Seminars are FREE, Simply Register online below.  

Online registration is closed. Walk-In-Registration Welcome!

"A Destination for Adventurous & Discerning Gardeners Since 1980. Hardy fieldgrown perennials, herbs, dried flowers, gifts, antiques & garden design."

Source: http://www.monchesfarm.com/ 
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The Garden Party: Fundraiser and Awards Reception
Sep
21
5:30 PM17:30

The Garden Party: Fundraiser and Awards Reception

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"The most fun party in town!" Including Mayor's Beautification Awards, Business Beautification Awards and Volunteer of the Year Award. 

Ticket Price: $25.00

Tickets may still be purchased at the event this evening. Credit Cards Accepted. 

Donate a Raffle or Auction Item

Consider donating a raffle/auction item this year to help us raise funds for the many programs provided by Roots and Branches in the community such as our clean-up campaign, free seminars open to the public, Arbor Day program and tree distribution in the schools, Adopt-a-plot gardens around town and so much more. This event recognizes the 2016 winners of our Mayor’s Beautification and Business Beautification Awards.  Your name will be listed on our publicity and materials surrounding the event.  It will also appear on our website and facebook to give you maximum coverage.  And, we’ll send you a formal invitation so you can join us too.  Roots and Branches is a non-profit 501©(3) so your gift is fully tax deductible.

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The Gardens of West Bend
Jul
16
9:00 AM09:00

The Gardens of West Bend

An amazing Self-Guided driving tour of private gardens open to the public for one day only. Event includes a GARDEN ART RAFFLE, MUSIC, GARDEN ART SALE (Corner of Main & Vine), PRIZE DRAWING, FORGING DEMO at Silver Creek Pottery, and LUNCH DISCOUNTS with ticket purchase at Riverside BreweryDublin’sThe Idle Hour or Two

Ticket Prices:

$8.00 In Advance            $9.00 at Event

Online Tickets:

You can pay online with Paypal or credit card by clicking the "Buy Now" button

Select Locations Available at:

   Piggly Wiggly - 2575 Hwy 33, West Bend

   West Bend Park & Rec. Dept. - 1115 S. Main St.

   West Bend Area Chamber - 304 S. Main St.

Day of the Event Tickets:

  Garden #1 3412 Overlook Court., West Bend, WI

 

Proceeds from event will be returned to the community through the projects and programs of Roots and Branches.

 

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Jan
29
to May 15

Calling all Garden Art Vendors

Preparations have begun for the Gardens of West Bend.  Join us on July 16th for a tour of great gardens around the area and shop at the Garden Art Sale.  Put your hobby to work for your!  Reserve a booth to sell your creations.  

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Sep
23
5:30 PM17:30

Garden Party - Awards Reception and Fundraiser

Roots and Branches, formerly West Bend Beautification Committee, Hosted its Garden Party Award Reception and Fundraiser on September 23, 2015.  This event recognizes the current winners of our Mayor’s Beautification and Business Beautification Awards

Honorary Hosts were Lisa & Jeff Szukalski of Jeff's Spirits on Main.

Awards presented

  • Mayor's Beautification Awards
  • WBMI Business Beautification Award
  • Volunteer of the Year Award

The event was attended by the Mayor of West Bend, city and state dignitaries, local business owners, as well as Roots and Branches Board Members, Advisory Board Members, Members, Award Winners and Volunteers.  All proceeds from the event go back into the community to help improve the natural landscape of West Bend and provide a better environment for all. 

 

Step 2:  Make payment

You can pay online with Paypal or credit card by clicking the "Buy Now" button or pay by check.

Images from our Garden Party in 2015

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