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Jul 26, 2015
Sunday
2:00pm
Open Garden at John Blair's house
2155 S. Newburgh Road, Westland, MI 48186

See the Butterfly/Hummingbird Garden as plants begin to grow. This way you will be able to see the plants fully grown you may want to plant in your garden mext year.

His address is 2155 S. Newburgh Road, Westland, MI 48186, but there is NO parking at his house. Parking will be along Norene St. I have included a map showing where to park.

This is a FREE event.
Aug 11, 2015
Tuesday
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Soil Test Interpretation Class

2100 Pontiac Lake Rd., Waterford MI 48328


Learn to interpret and understand your soil test results!

Lawn and garden plants require 18 nutrients for healthy growth and productivity. The soil is a reservoir of these nutrients. Plants utilize these nutrients but they need to be replenished from time to time. By having your soil tested you can learn which nutrients are present and which ones need to be added depending on the plant(s) you are trying to grow. You can avoid over-application of fertilizers which can waste money, reduce plant quality and pollute streams, lakes and groundwater.   Details and registration 

Aug 15, 2015
Saturday
10:00am - noon
Annual Spring/Summer Garden Tours
by Cheryl English
Black Cat Pottery
3903 Grayton St., Detroit, MI 48224-4003

Designed as an experiential and educational space, Cheryl’s garden includes over 30 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. We also feature local garden art, live music and refreshments, as well as at least one hands-on workshop. (There is a charge for the workshops. The rest of the event is free and open to the public.) Contact Cheryl at  cenglish@blackcatpottery.com

Register for the workshops at www.blackcatpottery.com or e-mail Cheryl for other registration options.

Call or e-mail Cheryl English for additional information or to book a private garden tour and presentation or other activities – including pottery workshops - for your group!


Aug 18, 2015
Tuesday
6:30pm
MGWWC Board Meeting
RESA Building at Venoy.  All members welcome
Aug 22, 2015
Saturday
10:00am - 1:00pm
2015 Downriver Tomatofest at Ray Hunter
Ray Hunter Garden Center
16153 Eurkea, Southgate

Prizes for best tasting and largest tomato. Food tasting. seminars etc.

Questions call Paul @ 313-719-1181
Aug 23, 2015
Sunday
noon - 4:00pm
Butterfly and Friends Day
Taylor Conservatory & Botanical Gardens,
22314 Northline, Taylor

Feed live butterflies and learn about the plight of our pollinator friends at this family-friendly event. Demonstrations, crafts, exhibits, and face-painting by Flutter-by Faces, $3.
Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 7, 2015
Monday
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Master Gardener Program - Belleville
Wayne County Community College - Belleville
9555 Haggerty Rd., Room 201, Belleville, Michigan, 48111


Contact: Shawn Turner at 734-729-3632 or sturner@anr.msu.edu

The MSUE Master Gardener Program is a volunteer leader training program for people who are enthusiastic to learn science based environmentally friendly gardening practices and share this knowledge with others to help improve Michigan communities.

This class will be held on Mondays from 6 to 10 p.m. at Wayne County Community College - Belleville, 9555 Haggerty Rd., Room 201, Belleville, Michigan, 48111 running from Aug. 31 to Dec. 7, 2015. The cost of the 14-week program is $300, which includes the 1,000-page training manual.  There are no other out-of-pocket costs. The registration deadline for this training class is July 31, 2015 for payment by check and Aug. 14, 2015 for payment by credit card.
Sep 10, 2015
Thursday
6:30pm
Potluck Barbeque at Mum's the Word
23665 Otter Road, New Boston

Join MGWWC for our annual potluck and mum sale at Mum's the Word mum farm. Choose from a large selection of lovely mums directly from the fields of Walt & Carol's farm. More details to follow...
Sep 12 - 13, 2015
Saturday - Sunday
10:30am - 4:00pm
Exotic Plant Show and Sale
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI


A large selection of cactus, succulents, and bromeliads, including air plants, will be on display. Plants available for purchase range in size from seedlings to mature plants. Growing supplies, books, art prints and note cards will also be available. Lectures scheduled for both days. Info: Penrith Goff, pgoff@wideopenwest.com,  tel.: 248-380-7359.  Presented by Michigan Cactus and Succulent Society and the Southeast Michigan Bromeliad Society. Free admission.
Sep 15, 2015
6:30pm
MGWWC Board Meeting
RESA Building at Venoy.  All members welcome
Oct 1, 2015
Thursday
Refreshments
6:30pm |
Meeting 7:00pm
MGWWC General Membership Meeting
Speaker: Virginia Froehlich
Topic: Game-Changers

Many well-known plants, such as tobacco and cotton, have made lasting contributions to our society. “Game-Changers” explores the ‘back-stories’ of some plants we seldom consider that have medicine, industry and economics.
Oct 20, 2015
Tuesday
6:30pm
MGWWC Board Meeting
RESA Building at Venoy.  All members welcome
Nov 5, 2015
Thursday
Refreshments
6:30pm |
Meeting 7:00pm
MGWWC General Membership Meeting
Speaker: David Susko
Topic:  An Urban Apiary at the University of Michigan-Dearborn

Details to follow....
Nov 17, 2015
Tuesday
6:30pm
MGWWC Board Meeting
RESA Building at Venoy.  All members welcome
Dec 3, 2015
Thursday
6:30pm
MGWWC Holiday Pot Luck

Details to follow...
Dec 12, 2015
Saturday
10:00am - 4:00pm
Holiday Open House
by Cheryl English
Black Cat Pottery
3903 Grayton St., Detroit, MI 48224-4003

Join Black Cat Pottery, other Michigan artists and a local author 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!  cenglish@blackcatpottery.com
Jan 7, 2016
Thursday
Refreshments
6:30pm |
Meeting 7:00pm
MGWWC General Membership Meeting
Speaker: Cheryl English
Topic: 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.
Wildflowers in MI Garden.  Often considered too wild and crazy for the average gardener, wildflowers can thrive and provide years of beauty even in a small urban garden.  Don’t limit yourself to the development of “well-behaved” “garden-worthy” cultivars.  Learn how the species themselves can be a successful part of your garden while providing an attractive environment for our local fauna as well.
Jan 2016
TBD
MGWWC Board Meeting
RESA Building at Venoy.  All members welcome
Feb 4, 2016
Thursday
Refreshments
6:30pm |
Meeting 7:00pm
MGWWC General Membership Meeting
Speaker: Kristine Hahn
Topic: Starting and Running a Successful Community Garden
More details to follow....
Feb 2016
TBD
MGWWC Board Meeting
RESA Building at Venoy.  All members welcome
Mar 3, 2016
Thursday
Refreshments
6:30pm |
Meeting 7:00pm
MGWWC General Membership Meeting
Speaker: Chris Lapinsky
Topic: Raising Native Mason Bees for Pollination

Honey bees are not our only pollinators. Learn all about one of our natives - the mighty mason bees and how to raise them.  More details to follow...
Mar 2016
TBD
MGWWC Board Meeting
RESA Building at Venoy.  All members welcome
Apr 7, 2016
Thursday
Refreshments
6:30pm |
Meeting 7:00pm
MGWWC General Membership Meeting
Speaker: TBD
Topic: TBD
Apr 2016
TBD
MGWWC Board Meeting
RESA Building at Venoy.  All members welcome
May 5, 2016
Thursday
Refreshments
6:30pm |
Meeting 7:00pm
MGWWC General Membership Meeting/ Greenhouse Plant Sale
Speaker: Sandy Wilkins
Topic: The Heartbeat of the Garden

What makes one garden unique and different from another?  If gardener’s use the same basic principles of landscape design, why don’t they look the same?  The answer lies in the heartbeat.  We will look at several different gardens in this PowerPoint lecture and discover what the heartbeat of the garden really is.
May 7 2016
TBD
MGWWC Board Meeting
RESA Building at Venoy.  All members welcome
Jun 2, 2016
Thursday
Refreshments
6:30pm |
Meeting 7:00pm
MGWWC General Membership Meeting
Annual Potluck Barbeque at Venoy
Details to follow....