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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!


2014 Volunteer Hours
December 31, 2014 is approaching fast!

Reminder: All Master Gardeners MUST log their 2014 volunteer hours into VMS by December 31, 2014!

Report Volunteer and Education Hours through new database:

Presidential Service Awards
Recently Approved for MGWWC Members for 2014!

All MGWWC Volunteers - both Master Gardeners and non-Master Gardeners are now eligible to receive Presidential Service Awards in 2014.

Even if you are not a Master Gardener, you may be eligible for a
Presidential Service award. To qualify you must be a MGWWC member in good standing and have performed at least 100 hours of volunteer work in 2014.

For questions and/or to apply send info (total # of hours, description of volunteer work and your name) to Barb Johnson:

MSUE Master Gardener Recertification will be open from Jan 7 - 31, 2015

MGWWC Membership Meeting
Earth-Wise Gardening....Go Decomposers!
with Lillian Dean
January 8, 2015

As any good master gardener knows, the most important component to thriving garden is the health of its soil.

MGWWC will begin the new year with a presentation called Earth-Wise Gardening... Go Decomposers!  with special guest speaker, Lillian Dean. 

Lillian F. Dean, FAICP Coordinator, Healthy Lawns and Gardens Program Southeastern Oakland County Water Authority (better known as SOCWA) discusses the benefits and methods or composting and mulching in your Earth-Friendly yard. This is a program you will not want to miss!
MGWWC General Membership Meeting
WhereMSU Extension / RESA Farmhouse
5454 Venoy Rd.
Wayne, MI  48184
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Time6:30 pm - Refreshments
7:00pm - 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 / Become a Member!

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 (read 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, December 18, 2014

Help Us Raise Funds to
Help Others

The deadline for MGWWC Membership Dues is December 31, 2014.
Our membership is still the best deal in town with great guest speakers and volunteer opportunities for only $10 per year

MGWWC is now participating in the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Help MGWWC raise money for grants, scholarships and other worthwhile projects by signing up and buying groceries and other essentials. This will not cost you a thing! Just follow this link and follow the prompts to choose Master Gardeners of Western Wayne County to sponsor.

Details coming soon...

MGWWC Presents 60 Minute Garden Seminars in February 2015

Location:  Wayne County Extension Office
                 5454 Venoy Rd.  Wayne, MI 48184
Date(s:)    Every Tuesday in February
Time:        7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Cost:         $10 each or all 4 for $30 if you register in advance

To register e-mail:

All proceeds fund gardening grants and scholarships.
Feb 3, 2015
7pm - 8pm
Cultivating Your Green Thumb Indoors by Lisa Eldred Steinkopf
Feb 10, 2015
7pm - 8pm
Trees for the Urban Landscape
by Gary L. Eichen

Feb 17, 2015
7pm - 8pm
Water Gardening
by Joe Barsons

Feb 24, 2015
7pm - 8pm
by Kevin Collins

More info soon to follow....

Mark your calendars!
MSUE Wayne County Awards Banquet
will be held on
Saturday, March 28, 2015

We have a New President & Treasurer
for 2015 - 2016!

Please join MGWWC in welcoming our new President and Treasurer Elects: Deirdre Hope and Barb Johnson
         Deirdre Hope
      Barb Johnson

MGWWC Annual Holiday Pot Luck and Toy Drive

In keeping with our annual tradition, MGWWC hosted a Holiday Pot Luck and Toy Drive on our last General Membership meeting for the year.  $500 was raised for the Redford Methodist Children's Home along with many toys and other needed items.
To view photos from this event...

Make a Senior Smile Day 2014
Master Gardeners Margaret Ritter, Patience Hotton, Kim Sanders, Pat Johnson, Barb Johnson, Angie Cusac and Julie Wellman, were joined by Dearborn Heights Chief of Police, Lee Gavin and Dearborn Heights Fire Chief, Dave Brogan for Make a Senior Smile Day on November 8, 2014. Together they did fall cleanup on five homes! (photo taken by volunteer Don Wellman)

MGWWC is selling organic worm castings!

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

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