Board Meeting dates changed!

We would like to extend an open door for all memebers to join us at our monthly board meetings. This year we have decided to change things slightly, and hold the board meetings on the THIRD WEDNESDAY of the month. This change was implemented as an effort to accomodate our ever-changing schedules, and hope that you can join us. We are always happy for member input!

RSVP here for the 2013 Volunteer Recognition Dinner

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July/August Meeting — Natural Shoreline Project Tour

2 year natural shoreline_Photo and design project by Carolyn Thayer, Designs in Bloom, Benzie County, DesignsInBloom.biz  (10)Friday, July 26, 3 pm
Almira Township Public Beach, Lake Ann (view map)

Join the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan and the Benzie Conservation District for a tour of demonstration sites for natural shoreline landscapes. See for yourself how you can use natural shorelines to beautify your landscape and help ensure clean waters, deter geese, prevent erosion problems, and improve fish and wildlife habitat. We will be touring shoreline projects at Lake Ann, Platte Lake, and Watervale Resort. $5 suggested donation. Please RSVP to the Benzie Conservation District, (231) 882-4391.

Photo by Carolyn Thayer, Designs in Bloom, DesignsInBloom.biz.

Master Gardener Training Program


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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Michigan Garden Hotline

9am to Noon, M-F Year round
Also 1pm-4pm in Spring/Summer


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