August 2017

Coneflower at the BRNC by Rebecca Mang

Boardman River Nature Center Native Display Gardens Workbees

The Native Gardens at the Boardman River Nature Center are maintained by Master Gardener volunteers, and include designing areas, planting plants and spreading compost and mulch.  Please join us on Tuesdays in August at The Nature Center.  At 5:00p.m. we will have a tour of the gardens and then work from 5:30p.m.-7:30p.m. (or you may start with a specific area right away).  If you haven’t been to The Nature Center for a while you will be pleasantly surprised at the changes. Thank you for volunteering. 

*On August 1st, we will be holding the work bee at 4:00pm, prior to the MGANM monthly educational meeting

For more information please contact Rebecca Mang  or  Martha Dively


Tuesdays 5:00pm-7:30pm


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


All gardeners are invited to work on these native display gardens.


Native gardens are just like any other garden: they need tender loving care. Join garden curators Becky Mang-Nye and Martha Dively in their weekly maintenance of the gardens. You will learn how to maintain different styles of gardens such as rain gardens and butterfly gardens. Bonus: you will learn how to identify native plants!

Limited numbers of tools are available on site. Please consider bringing your own.

These gardens promote healthy ecosystems of all kinds. While we strive for a safe area, stinging insects and a variety of animal life may be present. Please wear long pants, long sleeved shirts, gloves, and any other items you may need to keep you safe. 

If you have any questions, please contact project leads: Extension Master Gardeners Becky Mang-Nye or Martha Dively.

September 2017

Dr. Duke Elsner presenting about Monarch butterflies at our 2016 Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

Board Meeting


Thursday, September 7th 2017, 6:30pm


Horizon Books lower level, 243 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49684


All MGANM members are invited to attend


Any Master Gardeners who attend MGANM Board meetings may count their time toward their annual certification requirements.

October 2017

“Plants Deer Don’t Eat”


Tuesday, October 3rd 2017, 6:30pm with a potluck at 6:00


Educational meetings are open to the public, and a $5 donation from non-members is appreciated


Brian Zimmerman of Four Season Nursery will discuss plants that deer “don’t” eat. Details are coming!

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