April 2018

Presenter Julie Krist

**CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER**Growing and Cooking with Herbs

When

Tuesday, April 3rd 2018, 6:30pm with a potluck at 6:00pm

Where

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

Who

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

What

Julie Krist of Herbal Renewal of Omena will discuss growing, cooking with herbs at the monthly meeting of the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan, Tuesday, April 3 at the Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road. Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. and the program will start at 6:30 p.m.

Krist, who has a long-time love of cooking and gardening, is also a member of the Michigan Herb Associates and has decades of experience to share during her presentation. She will discuss
the ins and outs of growing herbs along with suggestions for cooking with herbs. Krist cofounded Herbal Renewal, a Leelanau County organization of women interested in growing and using herbs. She served as president of Herbal Renewal for several years and currently is co-program chairperson. One of the group’s volunteer projects is maintaining the garden across the road from the Omena public beach. Krist has also been active in MGANM and in 2009 received the Master Gardener Volunteer of the Year award for Leelanau County. She also volunteers as a docent at the Botanical Garden in the Historic Barns Park. Krist is also a past president of Michigan Herb Associates.

“We’re looking forward to Julie’s presentation because of her extensive knowledge about herbs” says Michele Worden, President of the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan. “Most gardeners keep a pot or two of herbs in their kitchen and Julie’s presentation will help us all be better herb gardeners.”

Herbal Renewal is a Leelanau County organization of women interested in growing and using herbs. One of their volunteer projects is maintaining the garden across the road from the Omena public beach.

The mission of the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan (MGANM) is to further the horticultural educational activities of MSU Extension and provide horticultural knowledge and experience to members, enabling them to share this knowledge with others through hardening projects, educational programs, and activities. Meetings are open to the public. A $5 donation from non-members is appreciated. Attendance earns credits toward Master Gardener volunteer and educational hours. http://mganm.org/

May 2018

Presenter Rebecca Krans

Planting a Smart Vegetable Garden

When

Tuesday, May 1st 2018, 6:30pm with a potluck at 6:00pm

Where

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

Who

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

What

MGANM presents “Planting A Smart Vegetable Garden” with special guest Rebecca Krans from MSU Extension Upper Peninsula on Tuesday, May 1st at 6:30pm. With her extensive educational background, Rebecca will talk about partner planting, do’s and don’ts, and common misconceptions of vegetable gardening. Join us on Tuesday, May 1st at 6:30pm at the Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Rd. Refreshments are served at 6:00pm followed by the program.

Rebecca Krans is a member of the statewide MSU Extension’s Consumer Horticulture team.  She is housed in Iron County in the beautiful Upper Peninsula and provides programming across the UP and the state.  She is the Extension Master Gardener program coordinator in the UP and has worked in the green industry as a perennial grower, greenhouse manager, and grounds manager.  Before working for MSU Extension, she worked as a high school agri-science teacher/FFA advisor for 10 years where she helped to develop a school greenhouse, school garden, and grounds beautification where students practiced hands-on horticulture skills and knowledge.

MSU Extension http://msue.anr.msu.edu/county/info/leelanau helps people improve their lives by bringing the vast knowledge resources of MSU directly to individuals, communities, and businesses. It is also host to the Master Gardener Training Program, a 14 week course on plant science and home gardening.

The mission of the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan (MGANM) is to further the horticultural educational activities of MSU Extension and provide horticultural knowledge and experience to members, enabling them to share this knowledge with others through hardening projects, educational programs, and activities. Meetings are open to the public. A $5 donation from non-members is appreciated. Attendance earns credits toward Master Gardener volunteer and educational hours. http://mganm.org/

June 2018

Dr. Nate Walton, MSUE Coordinator for Leelanau County, and the 2017 Benzie MG of the Year Sue Warren

Smart Pest Management for Vegetable Gardens

When

Tuesday, June 5th 2018, 6:30pm with a potluck at 6:00pm

Where

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

Who

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

June 2018

Photo by Breeze Hill Greenhouse

Terrarium Workshop

When

Tuesday, June 12th 2018, time TBD

Where

Pinehill Nursery at Village Corners

1126 Carver Street, Traverse City, MI 

Who

Members Only. Fee applies. Reservation required.

What

Join us at the Traverse City location of Pinehill Nursery as we make terrariums with Jeanine Rubert. Look for more details in your email, and make sure to reserve your slot early!

August 2018

Photo courtesy of Leelanau Conservancy

Tour of The Edible Trails Project at DeYoung Farm

When

Tuesday, August 7th 2018, 6:00pm

Where

DeYoung Farm

9509 East Cherry Bend Rd, Traverse City, MI 

Who

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

September 2018

Smart Gardening For Soil Health

When

Tuesday, September 4th 2018, 6:30pm with a potluck at 6:00pm

Where

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

Who

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

What

MGANM presents “Smart Gardening For Soil Health” with special guest Dr. George Bird from Michigan State University on Tuesday, September 4th at 6:30pm. Dr. Bird will share best practices in the garden to keep your soil healthy. Join us for an interactive discussion on Tuesday, September 4th at 6:30pm at Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Rd. Refreshments are served at 6:00pm followed by the program.

George W. Bird is a professor in the Department of Entomology at MSU and former Research Scientist, Agriculture Canada and Associate Professor, University of Georgia. Dr. Bird became a faculty member at MSU in 1973; where he teaches and does research/Extension outreach on sustainable and equitable development in regards to food systems, with special reference to soil health biology. Dr. Bird is a recipient of the MSU Distinguished Faculty Award, a 19-year member of the Rodale Institute board of Directors and the first National Director of the U.S. Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program.

The MSU Department of Entomology has a long tradition of research excellence with internationally recognized areas of strength in insect physiology, medical entomology, integrated pest management, forest insects, pollination, systematics and landscape ecology. Emerging areas of excellence include ecosystem services, chemical ecology, insect microbe interactions and development of novel pest management technologies. http://www.canr.msu.edu/ent

The mission of the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan (MGANM) is to further the horticultural educational activities of MSU Extension and provide horticultural knowledge and experience to members, enabling them to share this knowledge with others through hardening projects, educational programs, and activities. Meetings are open to the public. A $5 donation from non-members is appreciated. Attendance earns credits toward Master Gardener volunteer and educational hours. http://mganm.org/

October 2018

MGANM members with Brian Zimmerman of Four Season Nursery

Designing with Natives for Fall Color

When

Tuesday, October 2nd 2018, 6:30pm with a potluck at 6:00pm

Where

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

Who

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

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