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, and supporting volunteerism in southeastern Michigan with affordable and accessible activities.

Let's 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. The goal is to set gardeners up for success each season. Please let these garden centers know that MGAWC appreciates their support.

Outstanding Educational Opportunity -- Less than $2/Presentation

To take advantage of a year of networking with gardeners and nine educational programs, please consider joining MGAWC for $15 including quarterly newsletters and refreshments at meetings on the second Thursday evening, September-June, at the Environmental Interpretive Center at The University of Michigan-Dearborn campus. All interested gardeners, environmentalists or those supportive of MGAWC’s mission related to education, gardening and volunteerism are encouraged to join.

  • Click the gray button below to sign up on-line (or print a form to mail with a check).
  • Click the orange button further below to see what's already planned for 2016-2017.

UM-D Visitor Parking Free after 7 p.m. on Thursdays

UM-D now charges visitors $0.50/hour for parking until 7 p.m. Those who arrive early for networking and refreshments at 7 p.m. may have to pay $0.50. Parking after 7 p.m. is still free. Details on the new parking policy are at

MGAWC membership meetings

Held on the second Thursday evening, September through June, 2016 membership meeting topics included garden tools, eight months of color in the garden, maple syrup, the annual spring opener with Dr. Dean Krauskopf, plantings to attract beneficial insects, the ecological revival of the Detroit River, the Migratory Bird Treaty centennial, plants for tough spaces, and a cooking demo.

For 2017 so far, the topics include determining credible sources of gardening information, urban conservation, bird migration, and plants that really perform. Join us!

What we're up to

Follow up info

Select notes and links from outstanding presentations are 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.

Stewardship Saturdays

Volunteers are welcome to tend the UM-Dearborn Natural Areas on the third Saturday afternoon of each month.

Where and when we meet

MGAWC members at the International Master Gardener Conference in Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

MGAWC members at the International Master Gardener Conference in Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

We have a Facebook Page, come check it out!