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Volunteer at the Boardman River Nature Center Gardens

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Thursday, June 20th, 5-7pm

Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Rd.

Master Gardener’s maintain the native plant gardens at the Boardman River Nature Center. Learn basic gardening skills and explore one of northwest Michigan’s premiere native plant gardens. To register, contact Matthew Bertrand at the Grand Traverse Conservation District, mbertrand@gtcd.org.


Master Gardener Training Program

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Master Gardener Training – Traverse City

When:  Fall 2014, with specific dates TBD
Where: Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Station, 6686 C. Center Highway, Traverse City, MI 49684.
Cost: $300 (scholarships available)

Enjoy 40 rigorous hours of horticultural training through Michigan State University. To earn the Master Gardener title, augment your classroom studies with an additional 40 hours of hands-on service learning in the community.

Register for the Master Gardener Training Program

Course topics include:

  • Introduction to Plant Science
  • Soils
  • Vegetable Culture
  • Flower Gardening
  • Lawn Care
  • Small Fruit (Berries & Grapes)
  • Tree Fruit
  • Plant Health & Integrated Pest Management
  • Indoor Plants
  • Household Pests
  • Woody Ornamentals
  • Diagnostics
  • Water Quality/Groundwater Stewardship

Questions? Contact Matthew Bertrand at 231-256-9888; email bertra28@anr.msu.edu.


Revolutionary Gardens

Support northwest Michigan’s world class garden, and enjoy 2013’s premiere horticultural conference. Click here to register early at a discount.

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