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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

Jun 11 - Aug 20, 2014
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Summer Concert Series: Music and Art in the Gardens
Taylor Conservatory
Enjoy summer evenings in the gardens with cool breezes, live music and art on display at the Conservatory each week. Doors open at 6:00, Food and drinks for sale, music begins at 6:30.  Limited seating, lawn chair or blankets encouraged! No outside food and drinks, please.
 Convenient onsite rain out location. All ages welcome. $5.
Jul 22, 2014
Tuesday
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Best Foot Forward: Ideas for Entrance Gardens
Oakland County Executive Office Conference Center in Waterford
MSU Extension is hosting this seminar presented by well-known gardener Janet Macunovich. Put that best foot forward by making your entry gardens truly grand. Janet tours the audience through many beautiful dooryards, courtyards, side passages, and main entry ways, explains what makes them great and tells how the best features from each can be transplanted to a place of honor outside your front door, gate, arbor, patio steps or other entry.  Cost $20.00.  Questions should be directed to Linda Smith at 248-858-0887. Advance registration required.
Jul 24, 2014
Thursday
6:30pm -
7:30pm
Tomato Seed Saving Seminar
MSU Extension, 5454 Venoy Rd, Wayne, MI

Successful seed saving can make the difference between high germination rates and low or no germination at all. Learn the proper way to save open pollinated tomato seeds by the fermentation method. Paul Rodman, Master Gardener Emeritus and longtime
seed saver will share his secrets. The public is invited and there is no charge. Wayne County Extension farmhouse, 5454 Venoy. Wayne, between Michigan Ave and Van Born. For more information call 313-719-1181.
Jul 24, 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.
Jul 26, 2014
Saturday
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hydrangeas 101
Plymouth Nursery
9900 Ann Arbor Road W, Plymouth, MI 48170 US
734-453-5500
Back by popular demand, learn the basics of growing hydrangeas on Saturday, July 26th at 1pm! Find out how to plant and care for them and discover why yours may not be blooming! This event is free for all.
Jul 26, 2014
Saturday
10:00am - 1:00pm
Simple Soap Making
Michigan Folk School
Superior Township

In this class you’ll learn what soap is, how it works and how to make great soaps at home. As we make soap together in the class, we’ll discuss everything you need to know, including the qualities of various oils, the pros and cons of lard, necessary, choosing and creating molds, recipes, how to purchase, store and use ingredients (like essential oils and natural colorants), curing and storing soaps, etc.

In your take away bag you will find a bar of soap, a plethora of information and the confidence you need to make soap in your own kitchen.  Families are definitely welcome, however keep in mind that the soap mixture is made with lye and that it must be handled carefully. All participants are required to wear protective “rubber” gloves (included in supply fee - all sizes are medium unless larger are needed).  $35 Course Fee plus $15 Supply Fee

For more info or to register:  http://www.mifolkschool.com/simple-soap-making-726.html
Jul 27, 2014
Sunday
2:00pm
Bonsai Mentor Workshop
3301 John R Rd, Troy
By 4 Seasons Bonsai Club at Telly's Greenhouse. Bring your own bonsai event where beginners are paired with experienced members.www.FourSeasonsBonsai.com
Jul 27, 2014
Sunday
1:00pm - 3:00pm
It's time for Tea at the Conservatory!
Please join us under the Masco Pavilion in a beautiful woodland setting for delicious teas and treats, with a Patriotic Tea. Table favors, raffles, lovely harp music, door prizes, and a special prize drawing.
August 2, 2014
Suaturday
8:00am - 4:15pm
Garden Day
East Lansing, MI
By MSU Horticulture Gardens at Plant & Soil Sciences Building. $85. Presentations by author Amy Stewart. Register: www.hrt.msu.edu/garden-day-2014
Aug 2, 2014
Saturday
9:00am - 1:00pm
Lacto-Fermentation & Cultured Foods
Folk School Campus
Superior Township

This class will highlight the processes and reasons for lacto-fermentation, it's history, methodology,  and use.  We will discuss different methods for achieving final products and will work together to create a lacto-salsa, a lacto-kimchi and a lacto-pickle during the class kitchen portion. Students will receive take home samples.  Course fee: $39

For more info or to register: http://www.mifolkschool.com/lacto-fermentation--cultured-foods.html
Aug 7, 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 13, 2014
Wednesday
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Canning Pickles
13730 White Lake Rd, Fenton, MI
At Heavenly Scent Herb Farm. $58.75. Learn to make dill, bread-n-butter & brine pickles. Then learn to pickle garden veggies. 810-629-9208
Aug 16, 2014
Saturday
10:00am - 2:00pm
Annual Spring/Summer Garden Tours
Cheryl's life-long love of Clematis and more recent obsession with native plants are both immediately apparent as you arrive at her garden. Designed as a teaching and learning space, her garden includes numerous Clematis, representing over 10 species as well as large-flowering hybrids, and over 200 species of native plants, ranging from Spring ephemerals to large trees. Take advantage of this opportunity to become acquainted with some of the lesser-known small-flowering species Clematis varieties and the beauties of our native flora.  Cheryl's garden was featured in the July 2009 issue of Michigan Gardener, a publication for which she also writes about Clematis and native plants.  We will be featuring at least one hands-on workshop (pre-paid registration required), prints and notecards by Notable Greetings, hypertufa garden furnishings by Farmbrook Designs and Black Cat Pottery’s garden-inspired art, as well as a limited selection of seasonally-appropriate native plants and a butterfly release at the Summer Tour. Qualifies for Master Gardener Educational Hours. No fee or pre-registration required for the tour.
Aug 23 -24, 2014
Saturday & Sunday
10:00am - 4:00pm
Ann Arbor Bonsai Show
Ann Arbor. At Matthaei Botanical Gardens. www.annarborbonsaisociety.org
Aug 26, 2014
Tuesday
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Never Stop Growing: In Pursuit of Low Maintenance, All the Years of Our Lives
Here’s a look at what you can do to reduce the work you do in your yard and how to keep it up even as your physical abilities
change. Although there isn’t any such thing as a no maintenance garden, there are low maintenance gardens and yards and different approaches that reduce work by making tasks simpler or physically easier. You may be surprised at how much difference you can make with design modifications, variations in tools and timing and more. These tips come to you from 30-year professional gardener and writer, Janet Macunovich with lots of input from those with even more seniority. Cost $20.00.  Questions should be directed to Linda Smith at 248-858-0887.  Advance registration required.
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.
Sep 4, 2014
Thursday
6:30pm
MGWWC General Membership Meeting
Annual Pot Luck Picnic at Mum's the Word
More info to follow...
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
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 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
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 26, 2014
Thursday
6:30pm
MGWWC Board Meeting
RESA Building at Venoy. All members welcome.

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
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 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
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 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 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...