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General Membership Meeting - December 2016

MGWWC Membership Holiday Party
Members brought a dish to pass and donations to Greening of Detroit. 

General Membership Meeting - November 2016

MGWWC Membership Meeting
Speaker: Penrith Goff
Topic: Bromelaids

Penrith is a member of the Southeast Michigan Bromeliads and long time grower of them. He had slides and live samples of the 3 types of bromeliads.

General Membership Meeting - October 2016
MGWWC Membership Meeting
Speaker: Brian Hintz
From: Wild Birds Unlimited 
Topic: “Michigan Top 20 Birds Most Common Backyard Birds” 

Brain presented the top birds from the Project Feeder Watch of 2016.  There were actually 21 birds presented with pictures and snippets of interest information.  Number 1 is the Black Capped Chickadee. 

General Membership Meeting - Fall Kick Off
September 2016

Mum's the Word
September 18, 2016
Members brought a dish to share and listened to a presentation by MGWWC Member, Carol Irodenko about mums.  
General Membership Year End Celebration - June 2016

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MGWWC Summer Kick-Off Barbecue
Thursday June 2, 2016 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Hosted at the Wellmans.  
Attendees brought a dish to share, a lawn chair, non-alcoholic beverage. 
MGWWC provided Burgers, Hot Dogs, Veggie Burgers
General Membership Meeting - May 2016

MGWWC Membership Meeting
Speaker: Sandy Wilkins
Topic: The Heartbeat of the Garden

Presented pictures of her shade garden and explained how she created it. 

General Membership Meeting - April 2016 


MGWWC Membership Meeting 
Frank Allen    “Shovels, Spades, and Essential Garden Tools”

Frank explained the difference in the tools and when to use each type.  He also explained the different types of materials used to make them and what to look for in the construction for strength and longevity.

General Membership Meeting - March 2016

Raising Native Mason Bees for Pollination

Speaker Chris Lapinski spoke with the club about Mason and other native bees.

Honey bees are not our only pollinators. Our members learned all about one of our natives - the mighty mason bee and how to raise them. 

Native Plants for Bees and Butterflies
General Membership Meeting - February 2016
Starting and Running a Successful Community Garden

MSU Extension Educator Kristine Hahn shared with us what you needed to know about Starting and Running a Successful Community Garden.
General Membership Meeting
January 2016
Easy to Be Green!

We’re undergoing an entirely new Green Revolution and gardeners are in the vanguard.  Learn easy and economical ways to keep your garden – and the rest of the world – green and healthy while lightening the load on your wallet. Speaker Cheryl English gave hints and tips to a packed auditorium of Master Gardeners who left that evening with many new 'tools' in their arsenal.