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Thursday - Saturday thru
Sep 6, 2014

10:00am - 4:00pm
Brenda's Butterfly Habitat
6414 Merriman Road, Westland, MI 48185, between Ford Road and Warren Road, at Barson's Greenhouse
Admission - Donation | Closed when raining
For more information call 734-788-0539

Volunteers also needed!  Please contact Brenda for more info:  734-788-0539

Aug 28, 2014
Thursday
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Venoy Task Force/Children's Garden Workday
Weather permitting.  Please bring your favorite hand gardening tools, gloves and sunscreen.
Aug 28, 2014
Thursday
6:30pm
MGWWC Board Meeting
RESA Building at Venoy.  All members welcome
Aug 30, 2014
Saturday
10:00am
Perennial Gardening 101
At English Gardens. FREE. www.EnglishGardens.com
Sep 5 - 7, 2014
Friday - Sunday

Fall Plant Sale
9 S Adams St, Ypsilanti
By Growing Hope at YpsiPlanti Garden Supply. Cabbage, collards, broccoli, swiss chard, kohlrabi, parsley, cilantro, dill & much more! www.growinghope.net.
Sep 6, 2014
Saturday
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Monarch Migration Festival
831 Traver Rd, Ann Arbor
At Leslie Science & Nature Center. $9/person $34/family. Support a threatened native pollinator while celebrating its survival. 734-997-1553.
Sep 6, 2014
Saturday
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Homegrown Festival
Ann Arbor
At Ann Arbor Farmers Market Pavilion. FREE admission. A grassroots celebration of local food & drink in SE MI. www.homegrownfestival.org.
Sep 6, 2014
Saturday
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Tomato Tasting
Ann Arbor
By Project Grow at Kerrytown Market. Part of the HomeGrown Festival. Submit your tomatoes by 5:30pm. info@projectgrowgardens.org
Sep 6, 2014
Saturday
10:00am
Basics of Landscape Design
At English Gardens. FREE. www.EnglishGardens.com
Sep 6, 2014
Saturday
10:00am
Fall Container Gardening Workshop
Tellly's
Troy & Pontiac & Noon, Shelby. At Telly's. $5, plus cost of materials. Register: www.tellys.com
Sep 6, 2014
Saturday
2:00pm
Ponds and Water Sources
Washington, MI

Washington. At Rocks 'N' Roots. FREE. Rain or shine. 586-752-4900.
Sep 7, 2014
Sunday
2:00pm
Monarch Tagging and Release - Brenda's Butterfly Habitat
6414 Merriman Rd, Westland
Mark you calendar for Sunday, Sept 7, at 2pm. We will be tagging and releasing all of the Monarchs in Brenda's Butterfly Habitat. Bring a net, if you have one.
Sep 9, 2014
Tuesday
5:30 -7:00pm
Essentials of Blanching and Freezing
300 E 1st St, Flint
By MSU Extension at Flint Farmers Market. $20. Learn how to successfully freeze foods. Register: http://events.anr.msu.edu.
Sep 10, 2014
Wednesday
11:45am
Dehydrating Vegetables: Basics and Beyond
3753 John R Rd, Troy
By Troy Garden Club at Big Beaver United Methodist Church. $7. Presented by Master Gardener Karen Burke. www.TroyGardenClubMI.com
Sep 11, 2014
Thursday
6:30pm - 8:30pm
MGWWC General Membership Meeting
Annual Pot Luck Picnic at Mums the Word Mum Farm
New Boston

Welcome back to MGWWC's first get-together after the summer break! 
Carol and Walt Irodenko have once again graciously agreed to open their farm to us hold our Pot Luck Picnic.  Please bring a dish to pass. MGWWC will supply the burgers, dogs, beverages and fixings.

More importantly, don't forget to wear shoes suitable for walking in their fields to choose lovely mums and other plants for the fall season, all at great prices!

For directions and more info: 
http://www.carolmumstheword.com/
Sep 11, 2014
Thursday
4:00pm- 7:00pm
Exquisite Garden Tour
West Bloomfield Township
By APG at a private garden. $10. www.associationofprofessionalgardeners.org 248-375-9233.
Sep 12, 2014
Friday
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Preserving Summer’s Harvest: Water Bath & Pressure Canning - Macomb County
MSU Extension Macomb County, 21885 Dunham Rd., Clinton Twp, MI 48036, Assembly Room A
Contact: Eileen Haraminac: haramin2@anr.msu.edu

This hands on workshop will teach participants food safety related to canning, basics of food preservation, and canning tomatoes.

Learn how to successfully and safely use a pressure canner for low acid foods and a water bath canner for acid foods. This class will provide you with handout and resources to reference.
The cost of the workshop is $20.00.

Registrations for SNAP, Bridge Card and WIC participants will be waived upon verification at check-in.  This workshop will be taught by an experienced MSU Extension food safety educator.

Please note class size is limited to 15 people. Payment is due at time of registration
Sep 13, 2014
Saturday
8:30am- 4:30pm
Detroit Garden Bus Tour
By Master Gardeners of Oakland Co at various Detroit gardens. $50.atlakess@sbcglobal.net 248-219-6437
Sep 13, 2014
Saturday
Mum's the Word - Farm Tour by the Monroe County Agricultural Council
23665 Otter Rd, New Boston

Special Achievement Recognition
Please join us in congratulating MGWWC members Walt and Carol Irodenko for their induction into the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) in April 2014 for their Mum's the Word Mum Farm.

 If you would like to volunteer to help with either the mums or the tour, please call Carol (734)753-4121.

For more info about MEAAP visit:  http://www.maeap.org
Sep 13, 2014
Saturday
10:00am - 4:00pm
Cranbrook & Friends Garden Walk
Bloomfield Hills, MI
At Cranbook House & Gardens. $15. View 4 private home gardens & a demo on dividing perennials. Gift shop sale. Tickets: 248-645-3149
Sep 13, 2014
Saturday
9:00am -
1:00pm
Garden Design 4 - 5 - 6
MSU Extension – Dept. 416
1200 North Telegraph Road, Pontiac, MI 48341
This Saturday morning series takes the participant through a successive series of training stages from simple to advanced garden design planning techniques.  Develop skills in the layout of garden beds and small landscape areas using the principles of floral harmony, balance and color for formal and informal gardens.  Contact:  Linda Smith, 248-858-0887.

http://www.oakgov.com/msu/Documents/brochures/2014_garden_design_456.pdf
Sep 13, 2014
Saturday
10:00am
Fall Lawn Care
All Locations. At English Gardens. FREE. Tips on keeping your lawn healthy through the winter into next spring. www.EnglishGardens.com
Sep 13, 2014
Saturday

Fall Blooming Perennials
10am, Troy, & Noon, Shelby. At Telly's. $5. Register: www.tellys.com
Sep 14, 2014
Sunday
noon
Fall Blooming Perennials
Pontiac
At Telly's. $5. Register: www.tellys.com
Sep 16, 2014
Tuesday

Janet Macunovich Speaking Engagement

Topic to be Announced

Janet's speaking Tuesday evening at the Washtenaw Master Gardener Association monthly meeting at the Extension office, basement classroom, Zeeb Road just north of I-94. Contact the Washtenaw County Michigan State University Extension or watch this calendar for more details. Watch this space for details. Save the date!

Sep 20, 2014
Saturday
10:00am -
3:00pm
Farm & Gardens Fall Fair
28115 Meadowbrook Rd, Novi
At MSU Tollgate Edu. Ctr. FREE. Family fun on the farm. Children's crafts, hayrides, entertainment & more. www.tollgate.msu.edu, 248-347-3860
Sep 20, 2014
Saturday
10:00am -
11:00am
Nature Tales: A Nutty Tale
1831 Traver Rd, Ann Arbor
t Leslie Science & Nature Ctr. $4/child. Hands-on, nature-themed pursuits for children that include live animal visits & an outdoor activity. 734-997-1553
Sep 20, 2014
Saturday
10:00am -
4:30pm
Exotic Plant Show & Sale
Ann Arbor
By MI Cactus & Succulent Society/ SE MI Bromeliad Society at Matthaei Botanical Garden. FREE. 248-380-7359.
Sep 20, 2014
Saturday
9:00am -
1:00pm
Garden Design 4 - 5 - 6
MSU Extension – Dept. 416
1200 North Telegraph Road, Pontiac, MI 48341
This Saturday morning series takes the participant through a successive series of training stages from simple to advanced garden design planning techniques.  Develop skills in the layout of garden beds and small landscape areas using the principles of floral harmony, balance and color for formal and informal gardens.  Contact:  Linda Smith, 248-858-0887.

http://www.oakgov.com/msu/Documents/brochures/2014_garden_design_456.pdf
Sep 20, 2014
Saturday
10:00am
Fall Color in Containers
All Locations. At English Gardens. FREE. Freshen up containers with new varieties of cold-tolerant annuals & perennials. Info on designing, planting & maintaining outdoor containers. Also how to combine varieties. www.EnglishGardens.com.
Sep 20, 2014
Saturday

Ornamental Grass
10am, Troy & Noon, Shelby. At Telly's. $5. Register: www.tellys.com
Sep 20 - 21, 2014
Saturday - Sunday
10:00am - 4:30pm
Exotic Plant Showand Sale
At Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor
Hosted by Michigan Cactus and Succulent Society and SE Michigan Bromeliad Society.
Info: 248-380-7359
Sep 21, 2014
Sunday
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Composting
1759 21st St, Detroit
By Detroit Farm & Garden. FREE. Learn basics of home composting: what to put in the pile, how to manage the pile & how to troubleshoot. 313-655-2344
Sep 22, 2014
Monday
7:00pm
Hosta Production from Tube to Truck
1589 W Maple Rd, Birmingham
By Metro Detroit Hosta Society at First United Methodist Church. Presented by C.H. Falstad from Walter's Gardens. Hgold2843@comcast.net
Sep 25, 2014
Thursday
6:30pm
MGWWC Board Meeting
RESA Building at Venoy. All members welcome.
Sep 26, 2014
Friday
10:00am
The Gardens of Mackinac Island
480 S Adams Rd, Oakland University, Rochester
By Meadow Brook Garden Club at Meadow Brook Hall. $5. Jack Barnwell discusses gardening on Mackinac Island by horse & bicycle. 248-364-6210.
Sep 27, 2014
Saturday
8:00am -
4:00pm
26th annual Growing with Master Gardeners Conference

The 26th annual Growing with Master Gardeners Conference brochure is now online! Please go to www.mgawc.org to see details about the September 27, 2014 event and to download the registration form and membership form.  If you have difficulty accessing or printing the brochure, please contact us at info@mgawc.org.
 
We are looking forward to seeing you for this day of education, fun, shopping and inspiration.
Sep 27, 2014
Saturday
9:00am -
1:00pm
Garden Design 4 - 5 - 6
MSU Extension – Dept. 416
1200 North Telegraph Road, Pontiac, MI 48341
This Saturday morning series takes the participant through a successive series of training stages from simple to advanced garden design planning techniques.  Develop skills in the layout of garden beds and small landscape areas using the principles of floral harmony, balance and color for formal and informal gardens.  Contact:  Linda Smith, 248-858-0887.

http://www.oakgov.com/msu/Documents/brochures/2014_garden_design_456.pdf
Sep 27, 2014
Saturday
10:00am
Planting Spring-Flowering Bulbs
All Locations. At English Gardens. FREE. Overview of different bulbs & tips on proper planting techniques & care. Learn basics of designing a bulb garden. www.EnglishGardens.com
Sep 27, 2014
Saturday
10:00am
Spring Blooming Bulbs
Shelby & Noon, Pontiac. At Telly's. $5. Register: www.tellys.com.
Sep 28, 2014
Sunday
2:00pm
Bonsai Auction & Pot Luck
3301 John R Road, Troy
By 4 Seasons Bonsai Club at Telly's Greenhouse. Acquire everything from trees, pots, tools, books & more. www.FourSeasonsBonsai.com
Sep 30 - Nov 11, 2014
Tuesdays
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Master Composter Classes
Pioneer High School
Ann Arbor

The typical American household throws away over five pounds of compostable garbage daily! Learn how to turn these discards into Earth-friendly compost to enrich your lawn, flower and vegetables gardens. After attending this course, passing the open book exam, and clocking 10 hours of community experience, you will become a certified Washtenaw County Master Composter. Fee includes free access to the online Michigan Master Composter Manual and class handouts. Instructors include: Erica Kempter, Nature and Nurture; Lisa Perschke, Advanced Master Gardener; Jesse Raudenbush, Starr Valley Farms; Joet Reoma and Nancy Stone, Master Composters; Christopher Simmons, City of Ypsilanti.
7 weeks.

Cost: $49

Standard registration opens: Sep 2, 2014 8:01am
Internet registration opens: Aug 18, 2014 8:01am

https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/become-a-master-composter/35980
Oct 2, 2014
Thursday
Refreshments
6:30pm |
Meeting 7:00pm
MGWWC General Membership Meeting
Speaker: Professor Mark Hunter from U of M
Topic: Insects and Medicinal Plants
More info to follow...
Oct 4, 2014
Saturday
9:00am - noon
Home Food Preservation Hot Water Bath Method: Dilled Vegetables
MSU Extension Macomb County, 21885 Dunham Rd., Clinton Twp, MI 48036, Assembly Room A
Contact: Eileen Haraminac: haramin2@anr.msu.edu

Learn the hot water bath canning technique of home food preservation. This hands on workshop will teach participants food safety related to canning, basics of food preservation, and dilled vegetables.
Oct 4, 2014
Saturday
10:00am
Plant Care: Tips on Dividing
All Locations. At English Gardens. FREE. Fall is a great time to divide perennials & prune plants. Learn what needs to be done now before winter sets in. www.EnglishGardens.com.
Oct 4, 2014
Saturday
Miniature Gardening Workshop
10am, Shelby & Pontiac & Noon, Troy. At Telly's. $5, plus cost of materials. www.tellys.com
Oct 4, 2014
Saturday
10:00am
Tips from a Professional Gardener
Troy. At Telly's. $5 Register. www.tellys.com
Oct 8, 2014
Wednesday
11:45am
World of Cactus & Succulents
3753 John R Rd, Troy
Troy. By Troy Garden Club at Big Beaver United Methodist Church. $7. Presented by Kerry Krivoshein. www.TroyGardenClubMI.com. Register: infoandideas@aol.com
Oct 11, 2014
Saturday
9:00am - 1:00pm
Seasonal Interest in Your Garden
2100 Pontiac Lake Rd, Waterford Township
By MSU Extension-Oakland at Oakland Co. Exec. Office. $20. Explore plants that add interest throughout the year. Register: 248-858-0887
Oct 11, 2014
Saturday
10:00am
Indoor Gardening Tips
All Locations. At English Gardens. FREE. Learn how to warm your home with flowers & other indoor plants during the chilly fall & winter.  www.EnglishGardens.com.
Oct 11, 2014
Saturday
10:00am
Overwintering Bulbs and Tender Perennials
Troy & Noon, Pontiac. At Telly's. $5. Register:  www.tellys.com
Oct 18, 2014
Saturday
10:00am - 4:00pm
African Violet Event
1800 North Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor
By Michigan State African Violet Society at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Display, sale, & experts on hand. LynnAllen0413@comcast.net

Oct 18, 2014
Saturday
9:00am - 1:00pm
Captivating Combinations
2100 Pontiac Lake Rd, Waterford Township
By MSU Extension-Oakland at Oakland Co. Exec. Office. $20. Explore the basics of successfully combining plants. Register: 248-858-0887.
Oct 18, 2014
Saturday
Pumpkin & Gourd Art Workshop
10am, Troy & Pontiac & Noon, Shelby. At Telly's. $5, plus cost of materials. Register:  www.tellys.com
Oct 18, 2014
Saturday
10:00am
Putting Your Garden to Bed
All Locations. At English Gardens. FREE. Learn what needs to be done this fall so your garden will be off to a blooming start next spring. ww.EnglishGardens.com.
Oct 18 - 19, 2014
Saturday - Sunday
Conifer Tour
By American Conifer Society at 6 private gardens. FREE, but limited to American Conifer Society members (plus 1 guest). Gardens range in age from 25-50 years featuring outstanding ornamental plants & the artful use of conifers. To beome a member: 763-657-7251, www.conifersociety.org
Oct 19, 2014
Sunday
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Fall Clean Up
759 21st St, Detroit
By Detroit Farm & Garden. FREE. How to put your garden to bed, while keeping winter interest & food for birds. 313-655-2344.
Oct 24, 2014
Friday
10:00am - 11:30am

Gardening for Bees and Other Pollinators
480 S Adams Rd, Oakland University, Rochester
By Meadow Brook Garden Club at Meadow Brook Hall. $5. Prof. Rufus Isaacs speaks on the current status of honey & bumble bees. 248‑364‑6210
Oct 25, 2014
Sunday
10:00am
Succulent Container Gardening
All locations. At Telly's. $5. Register: www.tellys.com
Oct 26, 2014
Sunday
2:00pm
Techniques Workshop
Troy
By 4 Seasons Bonsai Club at Telly's Greenhouse. Must-see techniques for beginners-exper
ts. Bring your own tree & tools. www.FourSeasonsBonsai.com
Oct 27, 2014
Monday
7:00pm
Rare and Unusual Plants
1589 W Maple Rd, Birmingham
By Metro Detroit Hosta Society at First United Methodist Church. Presented by Don Rawson Hgold2843@comcast.net
Oct 30, 2014
Thursday
6:30pm
MGWWC Board Meeting
RESA Building at Venoy. All members welcome.
Nov 6, 2014
Thursday
Refreshments
6:30pm |
Meeting 7:00pm
MGWWC General Membership Meeting
Speaker: Gary Eichen
Topic: Urban Forestry
Gary Eichen is a Bio-Turf Lawn Manager who specializes in environmentally safe practices for plant, lawn and tree care. He is a popular speaker at SOCWA events. More info to follow....
Nov 23, 2014
Sunday
2:00pm
Bonsai Pots & Plant Stands
3301 John R Road, Troy, MI
By 4 Seasons Bonsai at Telly's Greenhouse. Todd Renshaw presents a demo on finding the perfect pot & stand. Winter care discussion. www.FourSeasonsBonsai.com
Nov 27, 2014
Thursday
6:30pm
MGWWC Board Meeting
RESA Building at Venoy. All members welcome.
Dec 4, 2014
Thursday
6:30pm
MGWWC Annual Holiday Pot Luck and Toy Drive
Join fellow Master Gardeners at the end of the year for their annual Pot Luck and Toy Drive. Members are asked to bring a dish to pass and monetary donations and/or toys and other items are collected for the Methodist Children's Home in Redford. More info to follow...
Jan 8, 2015
Thursday
Refreshments
6:30pm |
Meeting 7:00pm
MGWWC General Membership Meeting
Speaker: TBD
Topic: TBD
Jan 29, 2015
Thursday
6:30pm
MGWWC Board Meeting
RESA Building at Venoy.  All members welcome
Feb 5, 2015
Thursday
Refreshments
6:30pm |
Meeting 7:00pm
MGWWC General Membership Meeting
Speaker: TBD
Topic: TBD
Feb 26, 2015
Thursday
6:30pm
MGWWC Board Meeting
RESA Building at Venoy.  All members welcome
Mar 4, 2015
Thursday
Refreshments
6:30pm |
Meeting 7:00pm
MGWWC General Membership Meeting
Speaker: TBD
Topic: TBD
Mar 26, 2015
Thursday
6:30pm
MGWWC Board Meeting
RESA Building at Venoy.  All members welcome
Apr 2, 2015
Thursday
Refreshments
6:30pm |
Meeting 7:00pm
MGWWC General Membership Meeting
Speaker: Drew Lathin
Topic: The Beauty of Native Plants
Drew Lathin is the General Manager of Creating Sustainable Landscapes. He is a sustainable landscapes consultant who is creating ecologically restorative urban and suburban landscapes. As an outspoken critic of conventional landscaping practices which destroy habitat, result in species extinction, and threaten the biodiversity upon which humanity and all life depends, Drew utilizes native plants in his beautifully installed landscapes that supports wildlife, and reduces or eliminates resource inputs such as pesticides and supplemental water.
Apr 30, 2015
Thursday
6:30pm
MGWWC Board Meeting
RESA Building at Venoy.  All members welcome
May 7, 2015
Thursday
Refreshments
6:30pm |
Meeting 7:00pm
MGWWC General Membership Meeting & Greenhouse Plant Sale
Speaker: TBD
Topic: TBD
May 28, 2015
Thursday
6:30pm
MGWWC Board Meeting
RESA Building at Venoy.  All members welcome
June 4, 2015
Thursday
6:30pm
MGWWC General Membership Meeting
Annual Potluck Barbeque at Venoy
Details to follow....