January 2019

Photo from https://natureiscalling.org/isn/

Status: Invasive species in Northern MI

When

Tuesday, January 8th 2019, 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

Presented by Katie Grzesiak of the Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network

February 2019

American Chestnut. Photo by Timothy Van Vliet 2004, New Jersey USA

American Chestnut & Hypovirulence

When

Tuesday, February 5th 2019, 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

Presented by Dr. Dennis Fulbright, MSU. Joint event with Grand Traverse Conservation District

March 2019

Photo of Suttons Bay Rain Gardens, 2015. Photo by The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay

Make a rain garden with native plants

When

Tuesday, March 5th 2019, 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

Presented by Carolyn Thayer of Designs in Bloom

April 2019

Flowers AND food! Photo property of Archangel Gabriel Greek Orthodox Church

Growing Together Initiative

When

Tuesday, April 2nd 2019, 6:30pm with 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

Learn about local Extension Master Gardener projects, with a focus on food gardens

May 2019

Hiking the Railroad Point trail with Judy Kelly, photo by Benzie Conservation District

Spring Wildflowers of the Forest

When

WEDNESDAY, May 15th 2019, time TBD

Where

Likely in or near Arcadia Dunes

Who

Event open to the public, please refer to Benzie County Conservation District for more details

What

Presented by Paula Dreeszen. Joint event with Plant it Wild. Hike may be in or near Arcadia Dunes. 

June 2019

Sphinx Moth Pollinator via Wikimedia Commons

Supporting our Pollinators

When

Tuesday, June 4th 2019, 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

Learn about local Extension Master Gardener pollinator projects

July 2019

2019 Garden Walk

When

TBD

Where

In an around Traverse City

Who

Open to the public, tickets required.

What

Enjoy the annual Garden Walk, hosted by The Friendly Garden club of Traverse City. Please refer to their website for further information, including ticket sales locations. 

August 2019

lavender by Harbor View Lavender Farm

Tour of Harbor View Lavender Farm

When

Tuesday, August 6th 2019, 6:00pm

Where

Harbor View Lavender Farm, 17770 Center Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686

Who

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

What

Learn all about lavender, and enjoy a group dinner afterward at Old Mission Tavern

September 2019

Big Bluestem

Designing with Native Grasses

When

Tuesday, September 3rd 2019, 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

Presented by Garrett Noyes of Deisgns by Nature North

October 2019

Photo by Plant Masters

Houseplants in Winter

When

Tuesday, October 1st 2019, 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

Presented by Crystal VanThomme of Plant Masters of Suttons Bay

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