MGANM Events

WHEN:  July 17, 2024 (6:00pm – 9:00pm)

Location:Mills Community House, 891 Michigan Ave., Benzonia

Movie: Hometown Habitat

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Benzie Master Gardeners will lead a tour of the conventional and native flower gardens they tend at Mills Community House. Afterwards we will head inside to the auditorium for the 7 pm viewing of Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home, a 90 minute documentary by Catherine Zimmerman featuring Doug Tallamy’s work and includes Sacred Grounds. Sue Hudnut and Cheryl Gross will host a discussion/Q & A after the screening

Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home, is a 90-minute environmental documentary focused on educating about how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems with a goal to inspire people to plant native plants, providing a call to action to change our garden choices to include native plants.


WHEN:  April 3, 2024 (9:00am – 12:00pm)

Location: Oryana and TART Trail

ARBOR DAY Tree Planting

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Please join Master Gardeners Association of Northern Michigan and Traverse City Parks and Recreation to plant trees along the Oryana TART area. Flowering and fruit trees will be planted. Additionally, if you would like to contribute to the tree fund click on the link below.

WHEN:  May 7, 2024 (6:30pm – 7:30pm)

Location: Pine Hill Nursery at Village Gardens, 1126 Carver St, Traverse City

Tool Sharpening & Care

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Join Janine Rubert and her staff at Pine Hill Nursery at Village Gardens on May 7:00PM for tool sharpening and care. Attendees are encouraged to bring gloves and their pruners to class to practice sharpening. However, there will also be pruners, sharpening tools and blade cleaning supplies at a special discount for attendees.


WHEN:  June 6, 2024 (6:00pm – 7:30pm)

Location: Boardman River Nature Center

Great Lakes Incubator Farm Tour

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Join Adam for a walk around the Great Lakes Incubator Farm (GLIF).

Located across the river from the Boardman River Nature Center on Grand Traverse County’s historic Meyer Farm property, GLIF is an active land-based agricultural program that fosters the growth and development of new and beginning farmers in Northwest Lower Michigan.

The program lowers common barriers that typically deter individuals from starting a farming operation by giving them the opportunity and flexibility to create an agricultural business and gain expertise as they grow. By cultivating new producers in this region, the GLIF program aims to: aid in the succession of local farmland, create a local farming model based on principles of regenerative agriculture, build resilience in our local food economies, and create a lasting culture of health and wellness.

Mirroring the Boardman River Nature Center on the other side of the river, GLIF will serve as a demonstration farm where community members can gather and connect to learn about natural resources, conservation, agriculture, food, farming systems, and best and regenerative practices.

Past events

Recordings, when available, are only available for current MGANM members or event registrants.  It is a benefit of membership.

April 2, 2024 Do Sedges have Edges? Sedges of Michigan
March 5, 2024 2024 Proven Winners
February 8, 2024 Winter Sowing Workshop
January 9, 2024 Backyard Blueberry and Strawberry Growing
November 5, 2023 Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Luncheon
October 3, 2023 Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy Facility Tour and Planting of Natives
September 12, 2023 The Value and Construction of Green Roofs with Nate Griswold of Inhabitect
August 8, 2023 Potluck Picnic and Tour at The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park
June 27, 2023 Tour at Maple Bay Farm
June 6, 2023 Climate Change: Extinction in our Backyards
May 2, 2023 Ticks and Prevention
April 15, 2023 Welcome Back to the Garden!
February 6, 2023 From the Fields to Front Yard
November 6, 2022 Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Lunch/Dinner
October 4, 2022 Reading and understanding soil tests
September 6, 2022 Planting Native Trees and Shrubs in Neighborhood Places
August 2, 2022 Gardening for Butterflies
July 19, 2022 Field Trip Leelanau Specialty Cut Flowers
June 7, 2022 Forage Sustainably
May 03, 2022 Starting a Cut Flower Garden with Michelle Shackelford
April 05, 2022 Choosing Shrubs for 3 Seasons with Brian Zimmerman
March 01, 2022 The Importance of Natural Shorelines
February 01, 2022 Improving Soil Health in Your Garden
January 04, 2022 Invasive Insects of Michigan Trees
November 07, 2021 2021 Master Gardener Volunteer Recognition Event
September 07, 2021 Seed Collection and Germination
August 03, 2021 Viticulture 101 Presentation and Vineyard Tour at Shady Lane Cellars Winery
July 06, 2021 Labyrinth Tour at the Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park
June 1, 2021 Top Plants for Insect Habitat
May 4, 2021 A Resilient Garden
April 06, 2021 Backyard Conservation
March 02, 2021 Plants Used by Native Americans
February 02, 2021 Seed Starting
January 05, 2021 Composting and Biochar
November 08, 2020 2020 Master Gardener Volunteer Recognition Event
October 06, 2020 Designing with Woody Ornamentals
September 01, 2020 Eyes on the Forest: How to be the Best Steward of Your Trees and Forest
August 04, 2020 Citizen science, bees, and biochar in downtown Traverse City
June 17, 2020 Ferntastic
June 16, 2020 June Board Meeting
May 05, 2020 Gardening for Water Quality
April 07, 2020 Hot Plants for 2020
March 03, 2020 Growing Herbs
February 04, 2020 Invasive Species in the Garden and On the Horizon
January 07, 2020 Plant Diagnostics
November 03, 2019 2019 Master Gardener Volunteer Recognition Dinner
October 08, 2019 Board Meeting
October 01, 2019 Houseplants in Winter
September 03, 2019 Designing with Native Grasses
August 13, 2019 Board Meeting
August 06, 2019 Tour of Harbor View Lavender Farm
July 18, 2019 Friendly Garden Walk
June 04, 2019 Supporting Our Pollinators
May 15, 2019 Spring Wildflowers of the Forest
April 02, 2019 Growing Together Initiative
March 05, 2019 Creating a Rain Garden with Native Plants
February 05, 2019 American Chestnuts and Hypovirulence
January 08, 2019 Status: Invasive Species in Northwest Michigan
November 04, 2018 2018 Master Gardener Volunteer Recognition Luncheon
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