Established by volunteers in 1984, the Master Gardener Association of Wayne County (MGAWC) is dedicated to:
- Distributing current research-based gardening information
- Increasing environmental awareness
- Promoting gardening activities
- Supporting volunteerism
in southeastern Michigan with affordable and accessible activities.
Save the Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016
Growing with Master Gardeners at UM-Dearborn
Check back later (mid August) for information on the 27th conference
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. -- Check-in, Shopping, Refreshments, Restrooms & Displays
9:00 - 10:15 a.m. -- Welcome, Introduction, Morning Keynote, & Conference Orientation
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. -- Break, Restrooms, Shopping, Refreshments & Displays
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. -- Class #1
11:30 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. -- Box Lunch, Shopping, Restrooms, Displays & Gardens
12:40 - 1:40 p.m. -- Class #2
1:40 - 1:55 p.m. -- Break, Restrooms, Shopping, Refreshments & Displays
1:55 - 3:15 p.m. -- Introduction, Afternoon Keynote, Door Prizes & Evaluations
3:15 - 4:00 p.m. -- Shopping & Gardens
Net revenue from the conference helps to fund MGAWC grants and scholarships.
Support 2016 Let's Go Gardening Garden Centers
On Saturdays in May, MGAWC volunteers were at the point of sale to answer questions about gardening. Each year, the goal is to set gardeners up for success this season. Please let these garden centers know that MGAWC appreciates their support.
Barson’s Greenhouse, 6414 Merriman Road, between Ford & Warren, in Westland
English Gardens, 22650 Ford Road, at Outer Drive, in Dearborn Heights
Ray Hunter Florist & Garden, 16153 Eureka Road, between Allen & Dix Toledo, in Southgate
MGAWC membership meetings
Held on the second Thursday evening, September through June, 2016 membership meeting topics include garden tools, eight months of color in the garden, maple syrup, the annual spring opener with Dr. Dean Krauskopf, plantings to attract beneficial insects, and the ecological revival of the Detroit River.
Volunteers are welcome to tend the UM-Dearborn Natural Areas on the third Saturday afternoon of each month.
Follow up info
Notes from Gail's outstanding January program on Tools, Pam's wonderful February presentation on Eight Months of Color, and links from Dr. Dean Krauskopf's garden season opener are all in "Summaries & Follow-up Info from Meetings" under "Education" along the top.
The December potluck was a fun night of eating, socializing and enjoying music together. Everyone went home with at least one gift. Group photo above and a few more pictures under "Photos" along the top.
Info about the Calendar Garden, the pictures that were cycling during the December potluck, and a link to lots of pictures are in "Summaries & Follow-up Info."