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June 8, 2017

MGWWC Summer Kick-off Barbque & Perennial Exchange
Good Friends!  Good Food!  Plants!  Bonfire!  The official flyer is here!
May 4, 2017
MGWWC Membership Meeting
Speaker: Patrick Seibel
Topic:  What's Bugging You?
This isn’t so much an organic, all natural solution but will whet your appetite with the basics of what IPM is about. You will learn what to look for and how to solve your gardens insect and disease problems without reaching for the spray bottle as your first defense.
April 2017MGWWC Membership Meeting
Speaker: Patrick Seibel
Topic: Drought tolerance and what the heck to do about it

What a grand concept to be able to go away for a trip up north or for a much needed week long vacation and not have to worry whether all your beautiful plants are getting enough water. This presentation will show you HOW and most importantly WHAT plants to put into your garden to relieve the stress of making sure your gardens have water.

March 2, 2017


MGWWC Membership Meeting
Speaker: Alice Phelps
Topic: African Violets

Alice is member of several South Eastern Michigan African Violets Clubs.  She propagates and grows many varieties of African Violets for her own enjoyment and for sale at the African Violet sale in April. 

 February 2, 2017

MGWWC General Membership Meeting Membership Meeting
Speaker: Joy Jacobs
Topic: How I Began Gardening with Native Plants
Joy is a Hardware Engineer that recently changed back to Software Engineering to work on Autonomous vehicles.

Joy and her spouse bought their home in Sept. 2008, and it was the "Money Pit" personified.  Joy calls her home, "the house in the woods in the suburbs" as one could drive by and not see it.  She tried the typical homeowner ornamental plants with failure.  Then set out to learn about and plant native plants and has transformed their garden.  

USDA databse:

Wild Ones – Best Support!!!!

MSU is the leader of plant & forestry information for Michigan:

Easiest accessible is city of Ann Arbor’s website:


Prairie Moon Nursery –

January 5, 2017


MGWWC General Membership Meeting Membership Meeting
Speaker: Alexander Ball
Alexander Ball is owner and operator of Old City Acres. He has been growing and selling organic vegetables for the last three years. He started farming while in college, and has continued to grow his farm, Old City Acres, since then. The main marketing outlet is his fresh vegetable CSA program that delivers a variety of freshly harvested vegetables to local consumers.