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Marshmallow Drop, Canning Education Program at Eastern Market and a lama from Project R.E.D. in 2012
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Master Gardeners get involved in many types of volunteer opportunities in their communities. Some examples are working at gardening educational awareness booths at farmers markets and the annual Marshmallow Drop at Hines Park, doing yard cleanup in the fall for senior citizens at Make a Senior Smile Day, and educating young children about the merits of gardening using vermiculture at the annual Project R.E.D. (Rural Education Day.)

Volunteer Opportunities

Forgotten Harvest
Date: Year-round
Locations: multiple
Details: Re-pack food for those in need. Harvest fresh fruits and vegetables at Forgotten Harvest Farm and more...
download pdf flyer for more info
Contact: Register at forgottenharvest.org or contact Marci Fitch 248-967-1500 x 125 or mfitch@forgottenharvest.org

Historic Fort Wayne Coalition

Date: Year-round
Details: Restore and maintain historic gardens.
Location: HFWC
3660 Columbiaville Rd, Columbiaville, MI  48421
Contact: JoAnn Rice  yogiracer@comcast.net
Website: www.historicfortwaynecoalition.com

Growing Great Gardens
Date: Sometime in March
Location: Wayne County Community College District,
21000 Northline Road in Taylor
Contact:  Anita Callender
Details: Work in MGWWC info booth, answering garden questions, selling merchandise,  promoting Master Gardener program and membership

Habitat for Humanity - Clark Elementary School Project
Date: Spring 2013
Details: Gardening project at Clark Elementary school. It is located near Mack ave and Alter.

1. I would like to have the kids plant flower so they can take them home for mothers day. It is important kids see how things can start form a small seed and grow.
2. We would like to put in a small flower garden to line walk way leading up to the school.

I need help with this project. I currently work for Habitat for Humanity and we are building and remodeling homes in the area. This would be great opportunity to reach out to the entire community and reach its youngest members in a positive way.

Contact: John Roos 313-231-5102 or jroos@habitatdetroit.org

Make a Senior Smile Day
Date: Saturday in November
Location:  Garden City, Dearborn Heights
Contact:  Anita Callender

Marshmallow Drop - Master Gardener Booth
Date: Week before Easter
Location:  park across from Nankin Mills on Hines Drive
Contact:  Anita Callender
Details: Work in MGWWC info booth, answering garden questions, passing out seeds and promoting Master Gardener program and membership

Volunteer Opportunities (continued)

News Herald Plant Exchange and Tomato Sale

Date: Second Saturday in May
Location:  parking lot at News Herald in Southgate
Contact:  Paul Rodman
Details: Work in MGWWC info booth, selling merchandise,  promoting Master Gardener program and membership

Northville Farmers Market - Master Gardener Booth
Date:  Thursday mornings May through September
Location:  Corner of 7 Mile Road & Center (Sheldon Road), across from Northville Downs
Contact:  Kathy McAdaragh-Hain at farmersmarket@mgawc.org
Website:  www.mgawc.org/prod_farmers.htm
Details: Work in Master Gardener info booth, answering garden questions, promoting Master Gardener program and MGWWC membership

Project R.E.D. (Rural Education Day)
Date: end of April beginning of May
Location: Wayne County Fairgrounds in Belleville
Contact: Kathy Boyer, Administrative Manager
Wayne County Farm Bureau
(734) 981-6960  fax (734) 981-7884
kboyer@ctyfb.com
Details: Educate children about the merits of vermiculture and working as guides

SEMGA
Details:The Southeast Michigan Group of the Sierra Club is a 100% volunteer run and funded organization with 4500 members in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne and St Clair Counties.  Our mission is to encourage SE Michigan residents to explore, enjoy and protect our communities
Contact: Julie Ann Wang, SEMG Group Chair
jawang1@comcast.net  |  http://michigan.sierraclub.org/semg

St. Paul of the Cross - Garden Projects
Date: Spring thru Fall
Location: 23333 Schoolcraft, Detroit
Contact: Bernie Beach 313-535-9563
Details: Assist in garden projects as needed