What we do
Serving the community for 20 years, Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan promotes the community aspect of the Michigan State University Extension Master Gardener Program. We also:
- Provide scholarships for persons wishing to take the Extension Master Gardener (EMG) course in our area
- Coordinate educational opportunities throughout the year that satisfy the EMG program requirements
- Foster the relationship between Association members and the Michigan State University Extension EMG Program
- Offer unique volunteer projects around the community
- Publish a bi-monthly online newsletter containing articles that are scientific and research based as well as fun and intriguing
- Provide a unique ability to network with others who are passionate about gardening
How much is a membership?
Dues are $20 per year for an individual or $35 per year for a couple and are based on the calendar year.
What comes with my membership?
- No entrance fee for regular monthly educational events
- Connection with a community of Master Gardeners
- Inspiration to improve personal gardening practices
- Subscription to the Real Dirt e-newsletter, a bi-monthly publication on gardening in northwest Michigan
- Exclusive access for membership-only tours & events
- New members get discounts on logo t-shirts
How do I join?
Simply fill out the membership application and bring it to any of our meetings or events.
Meetings take place on the first Tuesday of most months and consist of an educational offering that is open to the public. Check the schedule.
What is the difference between being an Extension Master Gardener(EMG) and a member of MGANM?
While an EMG can find volunteer opportunities directly through MSUE, our Association offers more of a ‘boots on the ground’ approach to the volunteering component of maintaining your EMG certification. MSUE is designed primarily to offer the core education for an EMG (basic course, EMG College, etc). MGANM is set up for volunteers to take that education and share it with the community on a more intimate and local level. For a more visual breakdown, see our explanation of differences.