News & Events

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.


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.

 


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