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Master Gardeners of Western Wayne County (MGWWC)  is a non-profit Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) associated volunteer organization dedicated to educating our local communities about gardening and horticulture using research-based information. We are here to come together to improve our Community, grow as individuals, learn from each other and have lots of FUN in the process!

MGWWC October Meeting
The Great Green Pharmacy: Plant Use and Self-Medication By Animals
October 2, 2014

About 50% of pharmaceutical drugs approved for human use originate from plants and microbes.  We shouldn't therefore be too surprised to learn that many other species of animal also use plants as sources of medicine.  Organisms as diverse as primates, birds, bees and butterflies make use of the medicinal properties of plants.  This talk provides a brief overview of medication behavior in animals and how they use plants as pharmaceuticals.  Dr. Hunter also describe an in-depth study of self-medication by monarch butterflies.  Maintaining diverse plant communities is becoming ever more important; they provide sources of new medicines for humans and maintain the "great green pharmacy" that supports the health of many animals on Earth.
MGWWC General Membership Meetings
WhereMSU Extension / RESA Farmhouse
5454 Venoy Rd.
Wayne, MI  48184
October 2, 2014
Time6:30 pm Refreshments
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Membership Meeting

Wayne County MSU Extension / RESA General Directions & Site Map - Download/Print pdf file

We hope to see all of you there!
~ MGWWC Board

Join Us at a Meeting

You don't need to be a Master Gardener to enjoy our meetings. Activities include demonstrations, speakers and refreshments. If you are a Master Gardener each meeting counts as one hour towards your annual education requirement. The fee is only $10 per year (see our Membership Application for full details.)

First Thursday of each month September thru June
(unless otherwise announced. Most meetings start at 7:00pm. Check individual month(s) for start time(s) as they may vary)
WhereMSU Extension / RESA Auditoreum
5454 Venoy Rd.
Wayne, MI  48184

Got a Gardening Question?

Get an answer from the experts. Visit MSU Extension's Be a Smart Gardener  Web page and submit your question, along with any photos, via the Ask an Expert  link or call 888-MSUE4MI (888-673-3464.)  Someone will get back to quickly with advice on how to answer your gardening questions.

This page was last modified on Thursday, September 25, 2014

Congratulations to MGWWC Members
Walt and Carol Irodenko

                       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.

For more info about MEAAP visit:

Seed Saving Seminar

On July 24, Advanced Master Gardener and News Herald columnist Paul Rodman conducted a seminar to teach MGWWC members and guests the process of how to save seeds.  He demonstrated the fermentation method of saving tomato seeds, talked about the Seed Savers Organization, outlined methods of saving other types of seeds and answered many questions on growing tomatoes in general. 

For more info on seed saving

New for 2013/2014:
MGWWC is selling organic worm castings!

5 lbs for $10
To purchase or to request more information

Now Open!

Thursday thru Saturdays
10:00am - 4:00pm
from now until September 6, 2014

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

MSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Management System
 Report Volunteer and Education Hours through new database: