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Nov 18, 2014
Tuesday
6:30pm
Herb Flavored Butter
Farmington Hills Nature Center, Hertitage Park
24915 Farmington
Adult workshop includes special herb drying demonstration. $5
Registration deadline Saturday. 248-477-1135 or recreg@fhgov,com
Nov 18, 2014
Tuesday
6:30pm
MGWWC Board Meeting
RESA Building at Venoy. All members welcome.
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
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...
Dec 13, 2014
Saturday
10:00am - 4:00pm
5th Annual Black Cat Pottery Open House
3903 Grayton St., Detroit

Join Cheryl English’s Black Cat Pottery and other Michigan artists for a day of holiday cheer. Meet the artists and take care of your last-minute gift needs with handmade art for the home and garden! In addition to our garden-inspired pottery creations, we’ll be sharing our studio space with Don Schulte of Notable Greetings with his line of exquisite note cards and prints; Chris Hopp of Farmbrook Designs with his beautiful hypertufa lanterns, fountains, planters and other garden accoutrements; Shelly Rothenbuhler of Hannah Beads with her award-winning lamp-worked glass bead jewelry; Eve Hyde’s charming hand-knit wearables (and catnip mice!); and delicious locally-sourced preserves from Green Mitten Jam – all made right here in Michigan! Musical accompaniment as well as a book signing by a local author Robert McGowan – his new children’s book is sure to be a hit with the kids and grandkids! – round out the day. Join us for some Christmas cheer, get to know the artists and take care of your last minute gift-giving needs! Bring a friend and spread the word!
Jan 8, 2015
Thursday
Refreshments
6:30pm |
Meeting 7:00pm
MGWWC General Membership Meeting
Speaker: Lillian Dean
Topic: Earth-Wise Gardening....Go Decomposers!l
Lillian F. Dean, FAICP Coordinator, Healthy Lawns and Gardens Program Southeastern Oakland County Water Authority (SOCWA) discusses the benefits and methods or composting and mulching in your Earth-Friendly yard.
Jan 29, 2015
Thursday
6:30pm
MGWWC Board Meeting
RESA Building at Venoy.  All members welcome
Feb 2, 2015
Tuesday
7:00pm
MGWWC 60 Minute Seminar
Save the date. More info to follow...
Feb 5, 2015
Thursday
Refreshments
6:30pm |
Meeting 7:00pm
MGWWC General Membership Meeting
Speaker: John Blair
Topic: Building a Butterfly Garden Step-By-Step
Join us for presentation by John Blair that will take you through how to create your own butterfly garden step-by-step.
Feb 9, 2015
Tuesday
7:00pm
MGWWC 60 Minute Seminar
Save the date. More info to follow...
Feb 16, 2015
Tuesday
7:00pm
MGWWC 60 Minute Seminar
Save the date. More info to follow...
Feb 23, 2015
Tuesday
7:00pm
MGWWC 60 Minute Seminar
Save the date. More info to follow...
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: Julia Hofley
Topic: Take Back Your Garden!
Julia is a freelance garden writer writes for Michigan Gardener magazine, Fine Gardening magazine and assorted trade publications. She speaks to both trade and the gardening public audiences each year about new plants, garden travelogues and  gardening in animal browsing country. She has spoken professionally for: OFA, PPA, GWA, ACS and TNGA.
During her presentation, Take Back Your Garden!, Julia will discuss strategies to deal the various critters who come to graze upon what view as a giant salad bar - our gardens!
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/ Tool Sharpening Workshop
Speaker: Frank Allen
Topic: Tool Sharpening Workshop
Learn the proper way to sharpen and maintain your garden tools. This will strictly be manual sharpening (no grinders or sharpening chain saw blades) for pruners/loppers/manual hedge trimmers, shovels/spades, hori hori's/Japanese weeding sickles/Cape Cod weeders, etc.
Also included will be a discussion on the different categories of tools (eg. today's shovels & spades don't have bevels on them to make cutting the soil easier, the different types of shovels and what they are used for;  is an open-back shovel stronger than a closed back shovel, what might you use a spud bar for; etc.)
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....