Events from 2010 - 2016

2016 Events

Speaker: Cheryl English
Topic: Easy to Be Green!

Speaker: Kristine Hahn, MSU Extension Educator
Topic: Starting and Running a Successful Community Garden

Speaker: Chris Lapinski
Topic: Raising Native Mason Bees for Pollination

Speaker: Frank Allen, Master Gardener
Topic: “Shovels, Spades, and Essential Garden Tools” for strength and longevity.

Speaker: Sandy Wilkins
Topic: The Heartbeat of the Garden

Speaker: Carol Irodenko,
Topic: Mum's the Word Link:

Speaker: Brian Hintz, Wild Birds Unlimited
Topic: “Michigan Top 20 Bird s Most Common Backyard Birds” Link:

Speaker: Penrith Goff
Topic: Bromelaids


2015 Events

Speaker: Lillian Dean, FAICP Coordinator, Healthy Lawns & Garden Program Southeastern Oakland County (SOCWA)
Topic: Earth-Wise Gardening....Go Decomposers!

Speaker: John Blair
Topic: Building a Butterfly Garden Step-by-Step

Speaker: Julia Hofley, freelance garden writer for Michigan Gardener magazine, Fine Gardening magazine and assorted trade publications
Topic: Take Back Your Garden!

Speaker: Drew Lathin, General Manager of Creating Sustainable Landscapes
Topic: The Beauty of Native Plants

Speaker: Frank Allen, Master Gardener
Topic: Tool Cleaning and Sharpening Workshop

Speaker: Virginia Froehlich, Master Gardener
Topic: Game Changers

Speaker: David Susko, Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Michigan Dearborn
Topic: An Urban Apiary


2014 Events

Speaker: Bob Bransky, Master Gardener and Master Composter
Topic: Garden and Outdoor Photography

Speaker: Brenda Dziedzic’s, Advanced MG, Co-founder of the Southeast Michigan Butterfly Association and author of Learn About Butterflies in the Garden
Topic: Attract Butterflies to Your Garden

Speaker: Jeff Alkire
Topic: Raptors

Speaker: Iris Lee Underwood, Yule Love It lavender farm and an author, poet, speaker, editor, consultant and journalist based in North Oakland County, Michigan.
Topic: Learning about Lavender: Planting, Pruning and Propagating

Speaker: Dorothy McLeer, Program Coordinator and Interpretive Naturalist at the Environmental Interpretive Center at the University of Michigan of Dearborn
Topic: Who Lives in Your Neighborhood? Creatures Great and Small in Urban Habitats

Speaker: Paul Rodman, Advanced MG & News Herald columnist
Topic: Seed Saving Seminar

Speaker: Dr. Hunter
Topic: The Great Green Pharmacy: Plant Use and Self-Medication By Animals

Speaker: Gary Eichen, Plant Health Care/Bio-Turf Lawn Manager
Topic: Trees - Insects and Diseases Homeowners Often Miss


2013 Events

Speaker: John MacInnes, MSU’s Tollgate Farm
Topic: Maple Syrup Process at Tollgate Farm

Speaker: Ruth Vrebensky, Advanced MG and owner of Oakland Wildflower Farm
February Native Plants in the Urban Garden

February (60 Minute Seminars)
Speaker: Pat Mann, Village Herb Association
Topic: Fairy Gardens
Speaker: Paul Rodman, Advanced MG
Topic: Heirloom Tomatoes - From Seed to Sauce
Speaker: Roy Prentice, Farm Manager of the MSU Tollgate Education Center in Novi
Topic: Pruning of Trees and Shrubs
Speaker: Bob Bransky, Master Gardener and Master Composter
Topic: Outdoor and Garden Photography

Speaker: Jess Raudenbush, Advanced MG, owner of Starr Valley Farms in Ann Arbor, Link:
Topic: Vermiculture

9th Annual MSUE Wayne County Master Gardener Banquet & Awards Ceremony - 2013
Speaker: Lisa Steinkopf
Topic: Cultivating Your Green Thumb Indoors

Speaker: Alyce Hartman, from Pink Door Cottage in Detroit
Topic: Backyard Farming Program for the Hungry

Speaker: Susan Bryan, Rain Garden Coordinator for Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner
Topic: Rain Gardens

Speaker: Diane Post, Advanced MG
Topic: Learn to build bamboo trellises

Speaker: Pat Mann
Topic: Creating Hypertufa Planters

Speaker: Dean Krauskopf, MSU Professor & host of The Gardening Show Lite on WJR 760
Topic: Gardening Q & A Session With Dean Krauskopf

Speaker: James Rizzo, Bright Green USA Vertical Growing Systems
Topic: Vertical Gardening


2012 Events

October 2012
Speaker: Dr. Cara Shillinton, Professor at Eastern Michigan University
Topic: Spiders!

November 2012
Speaker: Kristine Hahn, MSUE Educator
Topic: Cover Crops


2011 Events

Project R.E.D. 2011 (Rural Education Day)

60 Minute Seminars 2011
Speaker: Sharon Lodico
Topic: Container Gardens
Speaker: unknown
Topic: Growing Great Tomatoes
Speaker: unknown
Topic: Watering Wisely
Speaker: unknown
Topic: Herbs


2010 Events

Field Trip 2010 - Four Star Greenhouse and Banotoi Greenhouses