July 2017 (multiple dates)

Canada anemone at the BRNC, photo by Becky 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 July starting July 11th. 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. 

 For more information please contact Rebecca Mang  mang.nye@att.net  or  Martha Dively  divelyca@msn.com

When

Tuesdays beginning July 11th, 5:00pm-7:30pm

Where

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

Who

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

What

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.

July 2017

Plant prizes for our 2016 Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

Board Meeting

When

Tuesday, July 18th 2017 6:30pm

Where

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

Who

All MGANM members are invited to attend

What

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

July 2017

Olson-Rosenbaum home, which will be featured on the 2017 Annual Garden Walk. Photo courtesy of The Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City

2017 Garden Walk

When

Thursday, July 20, 2017, 11:00 am-6:00 pm Rain or Shine

Who

The Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City, MI

What

The Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City will sponsor its 35th annual Garden Walk on Thursday, July 20, 2017, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

“Blooms at the Base of Old Mission” will offer an opportunity to visit eight local gardens of special appeal.  Refreshments and educational displays will be at Faith Reformed Church, 1139 Front Street, at the corner of Garfield Avenue.

Advanced tickets, available in early summer from the Traverse City Visitor Center, are $10; event-day purchases are $12.  Children under 16 are free.

Tickets are also available from The Friendly Garden Club members and The Friendly Garden Club sponsors listed below.

August 2017

Finch on a coneflower; Photo by MG Judy Reich

“Smart Plants for Pollinators”

When

Tuesday, August 1st 2017, 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

Rebecca Finneran shares Smart Gardens for Pollinators at the Boardman River Nature Center.  Rebecca joins us from Grand Rapids for a great program on how to make a pollinator friendly garden.

Attendance earns education hours; participation in set-up and clean -up earns volunteer hours.

September 2017

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

Board Meeting

When

Thursday, September 7th 2017, 6:30pm

Where

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

Who

All MGANM members are invited to attend

What

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

October 2017

“Plants Deer Don’t Eat”

When

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

Who

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

What

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

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