News & Events

News & Events – January 2018

Below are some of the upcoming events offered in our area through our Association, the Boardman River Nature Center, Plant It Wild, and The Botanic Gardens at Historic Barns Park. Check each of their websites for even more summer fun. Most, if not all, of these events earn either education or volunteer hours.

MGANM

mganm.org

Oak Wilt and Tree Diseases of the Horizon

with Kama Ross, Forester for Benzie, Leelanau, & Grand Traverse Counties

Tuesday, January 9 at 6:30 pm  Potluck and socializing begins at 6 pm

Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road, Traverse City, MI 49685

All Master Gardeners and the public are invited.  A $5 donation from non- members is appreciated.

MGANM February Board Meeting

February 7 at 6 pm in the Lower Level of Horizon Books

Attendance is encourage to contribute to MGANM and earn volunteer hours.

 

Boardman River Nature Center

natureiscalling.org

Guided Winter Hike: Brown Bridge Quiet Area

February 12, 9:30 am-noon

Guided Winter Hike: Natural Education Reserve

February 17, 9:30 am-noon

Emerging Tools for Visualizing and Managing Land in Michigan

February 21, 6:30-8:00 pm

 

The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park

thebotanicgarden.org

The gardens are asleep under the snow until April.

Register for free/fee classes on the BG website, thebotanicgarden.org,  through EventBrite.


News & Events – November 2017

Below are some of the upcoming events offered in our area through our Association, the Boardman River Nature Center, Plant It Wild, and The Botanic Gardens at Historic Barns Park. Check each of their websites for even more summer fun. Most, if not all, of these events earn either education or volunteer hours.

MGANM

mganm.org

MGANM Volunteer Recognition Dinner

Sunday, November 5th, 2017, 1:00pm, Gilbert Lodge at Twin Lakes Park6800 North Long Lake Road, Traverse City, MI 49685. Join MSU Extension and MGANM as we celebrate another year of gardening. This event will encompass an speakers Dr. Duke Elsner and MG Coordinator Nate Walton, silent auction, light lunch, awards, and camaraderie.  Reservations required, $20 fee for members.

Boardman River Nature Center

natureiscalling.org

DNR Wildlife Habitat Grant Public Work Bee

Wednesday, November 1, 9am – 4:30pm, East Creek Reserve, Mayfield Road, Traverse City, MI 49686

The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park

thebotanicgarden.org

Gardens of England Tour

Sunday, November 12, 1pm – 3pm at the Visitor Center

Preparing Home Remedies & Teas

Saturday, November 18th from 1pm – 3pm at the Visitor Center

Winter Porch Pots Make-And-Take Class

Saturday, December 2nd, from 10am – 12pm

Register for free/fee classes on the BG website, thebotanicgarden.org,  through EventBrite.


News & Events – Sep 2017

Below are some of the upcoming events offered in our area through our Association, the Boardman River Nature Center, Plant It Wild, and The Botanic Gardens at Historic Barns Park. Check each of their websites for even more summer fun. Most, if not all, of these events earn either education or volunteer hours.

MGANM

mganm.org

MGANM Board Meeting

Thursday, September 7, 6:30pm. Horizon Books, lower level, 243 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49684. Participation earns volunteer hours.

Boardman River Nature Center Native Display Gardens work bees

Tuesdays throughout September, 5:00pm-7:30pm. Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road, Traverse City, MI 49685. All levels of gardeners are invited to work on the educational gardens. This is an official Master Gardener volunteer project-participation earns volunteer hours. Bonus: learn to identify native plants!

“Plants Deer Don’t Eat”

Tuesday, October 3, 6:30pm with a potluck at 6:00pm. Brian Zimmerman of Four Season Nursery presents at the Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road, Traverse City, MI 49685. Educational meetings are open to the public, and a $5 donation from non-members is appreciated.

Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

Sunday, November 5th, 1-3pm. Gilbert Lodge at Twin Lakes Camp; 6800 N Long Lake Road Traverse City, MI 49684. Join MSU Extension and MGANM as we celebrate another year of gardening. This event will encompass an educational speaker, silent auction, light lunch, awards, and camaraderie.  There will be a small fee associated with this event to cover costs. Look for an invitation soon!

Boardman River Nature Center

natureiscalling.org

Forestry Field Day at Interlochen Center for the Arts

September 9 @ 9:00am – 3:00pm      $5.00

Native Tree Hike with District Forester Kama Ross

September 14 @ 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Ties to the Land – A Family Forest Ownership Succession Workshop Event

September 16 @ 9:00am – 4:00pm

Fall Garden Clean-Up for the Native Beds Event

October 12 @ 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Plant It Wild

plantitwild.com

“Life Below Our Feet”

Wednesday, September 20, 6:30pm – 9:00pm. Trinity Lutheran Church, 955 James St., Frankfort, MI (on James Street between 9th and 10th Streets). Come for a delicious potluck dinner at 6:30pm.  Bring your appetite, a dish to pass, your table service, and your friends.  After dinner at 7:15 Brian Zimmerman, owner of Four Season Nursery (www.fourseasonnursery.biz), will present a fascinating program on the life below our feet and the ecosystems in the soil that are necessary for our survival.  He will also explain the differences between plant food and synthetic fertilizers.

The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park

thebotanicgarden.org

Cooking with Herbs

Wednesday, September 20, th from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Join us for an evening learning how to harvest and cook with herbs with Dixie Stephen. This is the fourth class in our five-class Herb Series that is being offered all season long. 1490 Red Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684. Register for free/fee classes on the BG website, thebotanicgarden.org,  through EventBrite.


News & Events – July 2017

Below are some of the upcoming events offered in our area through the Boardman River Nature Center, Plant It Wild, and The Botanic Gardens at Historic Barns Park. Check each of their websites for even more summer fun. Most, if not all, of these events earn either education or volunteer hours.

Aster novae-anglia, New England Asters on the green roof at the BRNC

 Boardman River Nature Center

www.natureiscalling.org

Work bees at Boardman River Nature Center Native Gardens

Tuesday evenings from 5:00 -7:30 starting July 11th. Additional work bees may also be posted via the Grand Traverse Conservation District’s website or our Upcoming Events page. 

Invasive Species Work Bees… Baby’s Breath at Elberta Beach

July 6 & 15, August 3, 9am-12pm

Making Native Seed Bombs Event, Traverse City Wild Ones

July 15, 10:30 am-12pm

 

Photo courtesy of Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network (ISN)

Plant It Wild

www.plantitwild.com

Program: “Edible and Toxic Plants”

Peter Carrington, MSU Beal Botanical Gardens Wednesday, July 19, 7 pm, Frankfort

Field Trip: “Beal Botanical Gardens on MSU’s Campus

Monday, July 24, 1-3pm, East Lansing 

Program: “Common Fungi of Northern Michigan”

Linda Scribner, Wednesday, August 16, 7pm, Frankfort

Field Trip:  Foraging and Identification with Linda Scribner    

Saturday, August 19, 10am-12pm, Manistee

 

Pretty in pink, photo by Michele Worden

Botanic Gardens at Historic Barns Park

www.thebotanicgarden.org

All events are located at the Visitors Center unless otherwise noted. 

Rose Exhibit in the Garden

July 13th, 10am-4pm

The Language of Lavender

July 19th, 7pm-9pm

Ikebana Flower Arranging

July 26th, 7pm-9pm

Register for free/fee classes on the BG website, thebotanicgarden.org,  through EventBrite.

 


News & Events – May 2017

Below are some of the upcoming events offered in our area through MGANM, Boardman River Nature Center, Plant It Wild, and The Botanic Gardens at Historic Barns Park. Check each of their websites for even more Spring fun!

Photo by AMG Michele Worden

MGANM    

www.mganm.org

Work bees at Boardman River Nature Center Native Gardens

Mondays from 5:30pm-7:30pm and Wednesdays from 9:00am-11:30am throughout May. Additional work bees may also be posted via natureiscalling.org or our Upcoming Events page. 

MGANM Board Meeting

Thursday, May 4th, 6:30pm. Horizon Books lower level, 243 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49684. Participation earns volunteer hours.

Succulent project at Breeze Hill Greenhouse

Tuesday, June 6th, 6:00pm. Breeze Hill Greenhouse7230 E Harrys Rd, Traverse City, MI 49684 PRE-Registration Required. 

Master Gardener College

Friday and Saturday, June 23-24. All day, University Club Complex, MSU Henry Center, and Candlewood Suites. Keep up-to-date at MGANM.org

Aster novae-anglia, New England Asters

 

Boardman River Nature Center

www.natureiscalling.org

Work bees at Boardman River Nature Center Native Gardens

Mondays from 5:30pm-7:30pm and Wednesdays from 9:00am-11:30am throughout May. Additional work bees may also be posted via natureiscalling.org or our Upcoming Events page. 

Japanese Barberry Dumpster Day

Saturday, May 13th, 9am-1pm. Bring your invasive plants to the Invasive Species Network (ISN)! ISN will be accepting (and properly disposing of) invasive plants that have been removed from your own landscape. For more information, please visit www.habitatmatters.org or contact Emily Cook at ecook@gtcd.org or 231.941.0960×20.

Invasive Species Work bees

Help our Conservation District remove invasive plants such as garlic mustard. Multiple dates and locations available. Garlic mustard work bees also include a paper making tutorial! See website for more details: http://natureiscalling.org/events

NATIVE PLANT SALE!

Saturday, May 20th, 8am-3pm. Boardman River Nature Center. Update your home landscape with native plants that are beautiful, well-adapted to our climate, and support a variety of animals living in our region. Plant experts will be on hand to help you pick out the perfect native plants from our selection of over 50 species. Cash, check, and credit cards will be accepted.

Photo courtesy of Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network (ISN)

 

Plant It Wild

www.plantitwild.com

Guided Wildflower Walks in Pete’s Woods

Tuesdays, May 2 and 9, 10am-12pm. Meet at the GTRLC Pete’s Woods trailhead parking lot, located on Swamp Rd.  From Joyfield Rd. turn south on Swamp Rd. (1 3⁄4 mi west of US 31 or 3 1⁄2 mi east of M 22).

Program: “What Difference Can Plants Make Anyway?”

Wednesday May 17th, 7pm. Trinity Lutheran Church  955 James St., Frankfort, MI on James Street between 9th and 10th Streets.

Wildflower of the Woods and Dunes Hike

Wednesday June 14th, 10am-12pm. Meet at the Mt. Baldy Trailhead parking lot in Arcadia Dunes Preserve on M-22.  This parking lot is .8 miles south of Joyfield Rd.

Natural Shorelines Program

Wednesday, June 21st, 7pm. Trinity Lutheran Church  955 James St., Frankfort, MI on James Street between 9th and 10th Streets.

Lake Bank Restoration Field Trip

Friday, June 30th, 4pm. Bring your own kayak/canoe and join John Ransom and Carolyn Thayer for a tour of the shoreline of Lower Herring Lae and the natives gardens at Watervale. Meet at Lower Herring Lake access at the end of Boo Hoo View Rd.  From M-22 turn on Watervale Rd. and then right on Boo Hoo Views Rd.

Pretty in pink, photo by Michele Worden

 

Botanic Gardens at Historic Barns Park

www.thebotanicgarden.org

All events are located at the Visitors Center unless otherwise noted. 

Create your own Bonsai

Wednesday, May 3rd, 6pm-9pm.  Workshop for bonsai beginners and will take us through the process of pruning, wiring and potting a nursery boxwood. See website for registration.

Planning & Cultivating a Kitchen Herb Garden

Wednesday, May 24th, 7pm-9pm. Learn how to grow your own kitchen herb garden with Dixie Stephen. This is the first class in our five-class Herb Series that will be offered all season long. See website for registration.

Creating Fire Resistant Landscaping

Thursday, June 1st, 7pm-9pm. This is an educational lecture on creating fire resistant landscaping for your home and business. See website for registration. 


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