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Improving Soil Health in Your Garden

February 01, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Improving Soil Health in Your Garden

Gardeners interested in how soil impacts the health and harvest of their garden can participate in the February 1, 2022, 6:30 pm meeting of the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan. Craig Schaaf will review the basic components of soil and discuss the relationship between plants and soil fungi. He will provide practical steps to improve the soil in your own garden for healthier, more productive plants.

The virtual meeting is open to the public. The event is free to MGANM members and a $5 donation is suggested for non-members. To register go to by January 29th. All those who register will receive a link to the meeting via email.

About the Presenter:

Craig Schaaf is the owner of Golden Rule Farm in Kaleva, Michigan. He and his family grow a variety of vegetables for an Italian restaurant in Traverse City. Craig loves to grow all kinds of plants. He often shares his knowledge of how to nurture soil health, including seminars for Grow Benzie and The Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference.

Past events

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

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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