News & Events

News & Events – May 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

Planting a Smart Vegetable Garden

Presented by Rebecca Krans, MSU Extension Consumer Horticulture team member

Tuesday, May 1, 6:30 pm. Light refreshments at 6 pm

*Please note this is a change of venue from our normal location*

Leelanau County Government Center, 8527 East Government Center Drive, Suttons Bay, MI 49682

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

Smart Pest Management for Vegetable Gardens

Tuesday, June 5, 6:30pm with a potluck at 6:00pm

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

Terrarium Workshop

Back by popular demand! Build your own terrarium at Pinehill Nursery at Village Corners

Tuesday, June 12, time TBD

1126 Carver Street, Traverse City, MI 49686

*Members Only. Fee applies. Reservation required. *

Native Garden Workbees

Learn about native plants, their usage in various types of gardens, and get hands on experience. 

Monday evenings 5:00pm-7:00pm throughout May

Wednesday mornings 9:00am-11:00am throughout May

 

Boardman River Nature Center

natureiscalling.org

Garlic Mustard Work Bees

Saturday, May 12, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Now is your chance to bring a friend and join GTCD and the Invasive Species Network to help steward our natural areas! First, choose a location to meet us: Hickory Meadows or the BRNC. Then, dress for the weather and work with us to remove invasive garlic mustard (or plant, groom trails, or pick up.

Annual Native Plant Sale

Saturday, May 19,  8:00 am – 3:00 pm

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.

Baby’s Breath Work Bee

Thursday, May 31,  10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Thursday, June 7,  10:00am-12:00pm

Saturday, June 16,  10:00am-12:00pm

Join the Invasive Species Network (ISN) and the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy as we work to remove invasive baby’s breath from Elberta Beach in Benzie County! Spreading easily over northwest Michigan’s beaches and dunes, baby’s breath crowds out native plants and degrades important habitat. We need your help to restore Elberta Beach back to a diverse, healthy landscape! With a deep taproot, removal is hard work but extremely rewarding. Shovels and other tools will be provided but please bring your own work gloves to protect your hands while using shovels. Long pants are recommended as there is some poison ivy on the beach.  We will meet at Elberta Beach parking lot. Water and other refreshments will be provided. Feel free to join us at one or all of the dates!

Japanese Barberry Trade-Up Day

June 16,  10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Trade in your landscaped Japanese barberry for a coupon to a local landscaper or nursery! Receive a $5.00 coupon for every plant you bring us (up to $50.00). We’ll properly dispose of your invasive species and you can go shopping for a non-invasive alternative!

Registration: RSVPs are required – please contact ISN Outreach Specialist Emily Cook at ecook@gtcd.org or 231.941.0960 x 20.

 

Plant It Wild

plantitwild.net

“Wildflowers at Pete’s Woods”

Wednesdays, May 2 and 9, 10:00am-12:00pm

Walk with Paula Dreeszen to see all the eye-popping Michigan native wildflowers in Pete’s Woods. Fabulous Spring hike.

Location: GTRLC’s Pete’s Woods Trailhead on Swamp Rd.

Misty Ridge Greenhouse

Monday, May 14, 10:30am – 12:00pm

Visit the greenhouse with growers Paul and Jody Zemsta.  They will explain their propagation practices and have plants to sell.

Location: 6171 N 11 Rd, Mesick

“The State of Native Plants”

Wednesday, May 16, 7:00 pm

Cheryl Gross will host a presentation on the state of native plants in the US and abroad.  Come and learn about what other areas/gardens are doing with natives.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 955 James Street, Frankfort.

“Dunes Wildflowers at Baldy”

Wednesday, June 13, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Join Paula Dreeszen on a 1.5 mile hike to see dunes wildflowers. Possible Yellow Lady Slippers?

Location: GTRLC’s Mt. Baldy Trailhead. M-22.

Plant Sale

Friday, June 15, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Manistee Conservation District & PIW host plant sale with Vern Stephens of Designs by Nature.  MCD Fund Raiser. Great plants!

Location: 8840 Chippewa Hwy # 1, Bear Lake

“Pollinators…State of Affairs”

Wednesday, June 20, 7:00 pm

Carolyn Thayer will present the current findings, research, and methods to protect pollinators.  As up to 2/3 of our food requires insect pollination, learn about this important topic.

The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park

thebotanicgarden.org

Creating Spring & Summer Porch Pots

Wenesday, May 2, 6:30pm-8:30pm

With floral designer Terry Hooper of Hooper’s Farm Gardens guiding us through the process of creating gorgeous spring and summer porch pots! The $35 fee for this make-and-take class covers all materials needed. This class is open to the public. Advance registration is required and limited to 15 participants.

Volunteer Garden Caretaker Training

Thursday, May 3, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Are you looking for an engaging and interactive volunteer opportunity? Garden caretakers dig in the dirt! Tasks include weeding, watering and monitoring the health of our plants across multiple Garden spaces and containers. Meet on the upper level of The Botanic Garden Visitor Center. We are currently in need of volunteer caretakers for the Maple Allee and the FireWise garden areas.

Growing a Cutting Garden

Wednesday, June 6 7:00pm-9:00pm

Discover how to grow a cutting garden. Michelle Shackelford will discuss growing and tending a wide array of cut flowers, her overall process, and she’ll also demonstrate how to make a beautiful bouquet straight from the garden.


News & Event – March 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

Landscape Design with Native Plants

Presented by Cheryl Gross, president of Plant It Wild and Advanced Extension Master Gardener

Tuesday, March 6th 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.

Hot Plants for 2018!

Presented by Heidi Grasman of Garden Crossings Nursery in Holland, MI and Proven Winners

Joint Program with the Botanic Gardens at Historic Barns Park.

Wednesday, March 14th 2018 at7 p.m. at the Visitor Center, 1490 RedDrive, Traverse City.  

*Reservations required*

Growing and Cooking with Herbs

Presented by Julie Krist, past president of Michigan Herb Associates, founder of Herbal Renewal and Advanced Master Gardener 

Tuesday, April 3rd 2018 at 6:30 pm  Potluck and socializing begins at 6 pm

Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Street, Traverse City

 

Boardman River Nature Center

natureiscalling.org

Annual Native Seedling Sale Pre-Orders

March 1-30   

Visit www.natureiscalling.org/seedling-sale or call 231-941-0960 to place an order.

Successfully Choosing & Planting Seedlings Workshop

March 13, 5:30-7:30 pm

Planting Native Gardens to Beautiful your Landscape & to Promote Backyard Habitat

April 10, 5:30-7:30 pm, Vern Stephens, Designs By Nature, Free

 

The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park

thebotanicgarden.org

Hip House Plants

Saturday, Mar 10th 1-3pm  by Julia Hoffley  Charge: $10       

Proven Winners for 2018

Wednesday Mar 14th BG is pleased to partner with Master Gardeners bringing Heidi Grasman to talk about Hot Plants for 2018.  Class is FREE and will be at the Botanic Garden .

Growing and Caring for Bonsai Trees

Wednesday Apr 4th 7-9pm   by Linda Schubert &  Janet Kivell  FREE.

Growing and Caring for Orchids

Wednesday, Apr 11th  7-9pm Growing and Caring for Orchids by Jim Scrivener  FREE      

Straw Bale Gardening

Wednesday, Apr 18th  7-9pm  by Carlleen Rose  FREE

*Note:  All classes will be held at the Botanic Garden Visitor Center.  Pre-registration and tickets are required for all events due to space and are available on the website.   https://thebotanicgarden.org/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.


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