Sep
12
to Oct 12

Rain Garden Workshop & Planting Series, Detroit

Learn how you can be a part of Detroit's sustainability movement and protect our waterways by planting a rain garden! Register today for the Land + Water WORKS

Rain Garden Workshop and Planting Series. Over the course of this series, you'll learn about:

• Detroit's water system and the role green storm water infrastructure can play in maintaining healthy waterways and creating vibrant communities

• What makes these gardens storm water management all stars

• Plus more

These FREE workshops will be held at:

Cristo Rey High School, 5579 Vernor Hwy, Detroit

• Introduction to Rain Gardens - Sept. 12, 3:15 pm to 5:00 pm

• How to Create a Rain Garden (hands-on garden instillation) - Sept. 19, 1 pm to 3:30 pm

• Maintaining Rain Gardens - Oct. 3, 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm

Oak Grove AME Church, 19801 Cherrylawn, Detroit

• Introduction to Rain Gardens - Sept. 13, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

• How to Create a Rain Garden (hands-on garden instillation) - Sept. 27, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

• Maintaining Rain Gardens - Oct. 3, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

The Hope House, 7757 Epworth, Detroit

• Introduction to Rain Gardens - TBD

• How to Create a Rain Garden (hands-on garden instillation) - Oct. 12, 9 am to noon

• Maintaining Rain Gardens - TBD

https://therouge.org/2019-lww-rain-garden-workshops/?blm_aid=7297025

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Sep
14
to Sep 24

Rain Garden Education & Plantings, Detroit

Hands-on learning opportunities while helping to protect the Rouge and Detroit Rivers

Volunteers are needed to help create 8 rain gardens in Detroit as part of the Rain Gardens to the Rescue program. The rain garden installations are the culmination of the Rain Gardens to the Rescue program. After attending a series of workshops where they learned about rain gardens, native plants, rain garden design and maintenance, stormwater pollution and economic costs to the community, participants receive a rain garden of their own. The rain gardens bring neighbors together and provide an opportunity for graduates to share what they have learned with others in the community.

Garden Installation Dates & Locations:

• Sat. Sept. 14 - 9 am to noon, 5045 Montclair, Detroit

• Sat. Sept. 14 - 2 pm to 5 pm, 3942 Courville, Detroit

• Tues. Sept. 17 - 5:30 pm to 8 pm, 3670 W. Outer Drive, Detroit

• Sat. Sept. 21 - 9 am to noon, 16642 Baylis, Detroit

• Sat. Sept. 21 - 2 pm to 5 pm, 5832 Lemay, Detroit

• Mon. Sept. 23 - 5:30 pm to 8 pm, 13845 Goddard, Detroit

• Tues. Sept 24 - 5:30 to 7:30 pm, 3460 Haverhill, Detroit

Join us as we dig, plant, and mulch while moving and signing to your favorite Motown classics. Please RSVP

https://therouge.org/rain-gardens-to-the-rescue/?blm_aid=7297025

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Oct
4
to Oct 5

American Horticultural Therapy Association Annual Conference, Grand Rapids

Save the Date for the AHTA 2019 Annual Conference. Join the American Horticultural Therapy Association in Grand Rapids, Michigan, October 4-5 for the 2019 annual conference. Experience all that Grand Rapids scenic landscape has to offer while also connecting with horticulture and therapy-focused professionals from around the world.

https://www.ahta.org/2019-annual-conference

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Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas
Oct
19
1:00 PM13:00

Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas

MGAWC members and friends are welcome to volunteer with Stewardship Saturdays at UM-D to assist in any once-a-month afternoons doing invasive plant removal in the University of Michigan-Dearborn Environmental Study Area. Pick one or more days to come out and help. This year-round, ongoing effort will help address the many threats posed by various invasive plants to the continuation of habitat health and quality. Each month will bring opportunities for optimal removal of various invasive plants according to current best management practices.

All equipment for removing invasive plants will be provided by the Environmental Interpretive Center. But, if you have a sturdy pair of long-handled branch loppers that you can bring, please do. Also, please bring your own drinking water and work gloves for use while we are out in the field.

This activity involves moderate physical activity in off trail natural habitat areas. Wear suitable work clothes that can be scraped and poked by twigs and/or the occasional thorny plant, or have contact with sticky bur seeds. A good pair of sturdy work shoes/boots is also a must. For additional info, http://umdearborn.edu/eic/involved/stewardshipdays.html.

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Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas
Nov
16
1:00 PM13:00

Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas

MGAWC members and friends are welcome to volunteer with Stewardship Saturdays at UM-D to assist in any once-a-month afternoons doing invasive plant removal in the University of Michigan-Dearborn Environmental Study Area. Pick one or more days to come out and help. This year-round, ongoing effort will help address the many threats posed by various invasive plants to the continuation of habitat health and quality. Each month will bring opportunities for optimal removal of various invasive plants according to current best management practices.

All equipment for removing invasive plants will be provided by the Environmental Interpretive Center. But, if you have a sturdy pair of long-handled branch loppers that you can bring, please do. Also, please bring your own drinking water and work gloves for use while we are out in the field.

This activity involves moderate physical activity in off trail natural habitat areas. Wear suitable work clothes that can be scraped and poked by twigs and/or the occasional thorny plant, or have contact with sticky bur seeds. A good pair of sturdy work shoes/boots is also a must. For additional info, http://umdearborn.edu/eic/involved/stewardshipdays.html.

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Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas
Dec
21
1:00 PM13:00

Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas

MGAWC members and friends are welcome to volunteer with Stewardship Saturdays at UM-D to assist in any once-a-month afternoons doing invasive plant removal in the University of Michigan-Dearborn Environmental Study Area. Pick one or more days to come out and help. This year-round, ongoing effort will help address the many threats posed by various invasive plants to the continuation of habitat health and quality. Each month will bring opportunities for optimal removal of various invasive plants according to current best management practices.

All equipment for removing invasive plants will be provided by the Environmental Interpretive Center. But, if you have a sturdy pair of long-handled branch loppers that you can bring, please do. Also, please bring your own drinking water and work gloves for use while we are out in the field.

This activity involves moderate physical activity in off trail natural habitat areas. Wear suitable work clothes that can be scraped and poked by twigs and/or the occasional thorny plant, or have contact with sticky bur seeds. A good pair of sturdy work shoes/boots is also a must. For additional info, http://umdearborn.edu/eic/involved/stewardshipdays.html.

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Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas
Jan
18
1:00 PM13:00

Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas

MGAWC members and friends are welcome to volunteer with Stewardship Saturdays at UM-D to assist in any once-a-month afternoons doing invasive plant removal in the University of Michigan-Dearborn Environmental Study Area. Pick one or more days to come out and help. This year-round, ongoing effort will help address the many threats posed by various invasive plants to the continuation of habitat health and quality. Each month will bring opportunities for optimal removal of various invasive plants according to current best management practices.

All equipment for removing invasive plants will be provided by the Environmental Interpretive Center. But, if you have a sturdy pair of long-handled branch loppers that you can bring, please do. Also, please bring your own drinking water and work gloves for use while we are out in the field.

This activity involves moderate physical activity in off trail natural habitat areas. Wear suitable work clothes that can be scraped and poked by twigs and/or the occasional thorny plant, or have contact with sticky bur seeds. A good pair of sturdy work shoes/boots is also a must. For additional info, http://umdearborn.edu/eic/involved/stewardshipdays.html.

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Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas
Sep
21
1:00 PM13:00

Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas

MGAWC members and friends are welcome to volunteer with Stewardship Saturdays at UM-D to assist in any once-a-month afternoons doing invasive plant removal in the University of Michigan-Dearborn Environmental Study Area. Pick one or more days to come out and help. This year-round, ongoing effort will help address the many threats posed by various invasive plants to the continuation of habitat health and quality. Each month will bring opportunities for optimal removal of various invasive plants according to current best management practices.

All equipment for removing invasive plants will be provided by the Environmental Interpretive Center. But, if you have a sturdy pair of long-handled branch loppers that you can bring, please do. Also, please bring your own drinking water and work gloves for use while we are out in the field.

This activity involves moderate physical activity in off trail natural habitat areas. Wear suitable work clothes that can be scraped and poked by twigs and/or the occasional thorny plant, or have contact with sticky bur seeds. A good pair of sturdy work shoes/boots is also a must. For additional info, http://umdearborn.edu/eic/involved/stewardshipdays.html.

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Jul
8
to Jul 18

Summer Young Naturalist Programs, U of M Dearborn, $30

  • 4901 Evergreen Road Dearborn, MI, 48128 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this popular program, children—ages 7-9, 9:30 AM-noon, Monday-Thursday, July 8, 9, 10 & 11 and ages 10-11, Monday-Thursday, 9:30 AM-noon, July 15, 16, 17 & 18—explore nature with their peers over 4 consecutive days. The beautiful UM-D campus Environmental Study Area will be theirs to explore through hands-on learning. Each session will have a different theme, such as pond exploration, insects and spiders, creatures of the soil, and reptiles and amphibians. We’ll also investigate the fascinating plant life of the area including wildflowers and trees. The program will be led by trained UM-D student naturalists.

The cost of the program is $30 per child. Registration is required.

https://umdearborn.edu/casl/centers-institutes/environmental-interpretive-center

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Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

A Nature Walk Through Time, U of M Dearborn, Free

  • Environmental Interpretive Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 On our walk route, we’ll use IPads with aerial images of the Environmental Study Area landscape going back to 1937—when it was still part of Henry and Clara Ford’s estate—and compare that to real time GPS points from the exact same locations in the present. This is a fascinating way to determine how past human activities on the land have come to influence the present. Ages 12 to adult.

https://umdearborn.edu/casl/centers-institutes/environmental-interpretive-center

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International Master Gardener Conference (IMGC), King of Prussia, PA, Fee Pending
Jun
17
to Jun 21

International Master Gardener Conference (IMGC), King of Prussia, PA, Fee Pending

Join Master Gardener volunteers and paid Extension staff from the United States, Canada and South Korea for keynotes, information on Search for Excellence volunteer projects in several categories of community service, and a variety of classes and tours at the Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

This location outside of Philadelphia is rich in impressive gardens and arboretums--including Chanticleer Garden, Longwood, Mt. Cuba, Nemours Estate and Gardens, Barnes, Jenkins, Morris and Scott Arboretums--that will be included in tours and/or can be visited on your own.

For more information as details are published, keep checking internationalmastergardener.com.

See you in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania!

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Jun
4
to Aug 27

Children's Gardening Program, U of M Dearborn, $35

  • Environmental Interpretive Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Get the kids outside and gardening! This program involves children ages 6-8 in a whole growing season of active enjoyment. Over 8 program sessions on Tuesday evenings, June 4, 11, & 18, July 2 & 23, August 6, 20 & 27, we’ll go from sowing and planting, to tending, to harvesting the vegetables that we grow.

We’ll explore the fascinating pollinators and other creatures that share the garden site and help it thrive. Gardening crafts and songs will add to the fun. Our site for this exciting program will be the beautiful UM-Dearborn Community Organic Garden.

The cost per child is $35 for the entire season. Registration is required. Participants are expected to attend most if not all of the sessions. Each child must be accompanied by an adult guardian. 

https://umdearborn.edu/casl/centers-institutes/environmental-interpretive-center                                                                   

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Jun
1
1:00 PM13:00

Identifying Local Trees, U of M Dearborn, Free

 Join UM-D student naturalist Griffin Bray in a moderately paced walk to get better acquainted with how to identify different species of local trees. Griffin has recently been assisting in doing a survey of the trees in the campus of the Environmental Study Area, and has some helpful identification tips to share. Ages 10 to adult.

https://umdearborn.edu/casl/centers-institutes/environmental-interpretive-center

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May
25
8:00 AM08:00

Bird Watching Saturdays , U of M Dearborn, Free

May is the peak month for spring bird migration in our region. We’ll look to enjoy the sights and sounds of different migrant species stopping over in the Environmental Study Area from early to late May. These moderately-paced walks will be led by Center naturalist, Rick Simek. Attend as many walks as you wish. Please bring binoculars. Ages 12 to adult.

https://umdearborn.edu/casl/centers-institutes/environmental-interpretive-center

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May
18
10:00 AM10:00

Pond Study for Kids Ages 7-10, U of M Dearborn, Free

Pond scooping and snooping will be the theme as the children use dip nets to capture insects and other small aquatic creatures. We’ll follow that up by discussing adaptations, life cycles, metamorphosis, and other keys to survival in a watery environment. Ages 7-10.

https://umdearborn.edu/casl/centers-institutes/environmental-interpretive-center

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May
18
8:00 AM08:00

Bird Watching Saturdays , U of M Dearborn, Free

May is the peak month for spring bird migration in our region. We’ll look to enjoy the sights and sounds of different migrant species stopping over in the Environmental Study Area from early to late May. These moderately-paced walks will be led by Center naturalist, Rick Simek. Attend as many walks as you wish. Please bring binoculars. Ages 12 to adult.

https://umdearborn.edu/casl/centers-institutes/environmental-interpretive-center

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May
11
8:00 AM08:00

Bird Watching Saturdays , U of M Dearborn, Free

May is the peak month for spring bird migration in our region. We’ll look to enjoy the sights and sounds of different migrant species stopping over in the Environmental Study Area from early to late May. These moderately-paced walks will be led by Center naturalist, Rick Simek. Attend as many walks as you wish. Please bring binoculars. Ages 12 to adult.

https://umdearborn.edu/casl/centers-institutes/environmental-interpretive-center

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Perennial Accents of Royal Oak (Andy Torvinen's Hosta & More Sale)  3 Weekends
May
11
to May 27

Perennial Accents of Royal Oak (Andy Torvinen's Hosta & More Sale) 3 Weekends

  • 1322 Catalpa Drive Royal Oak, MI (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Annual Plant Sale on 3 weekends in May

"On the days of our sales our garden is open for touring, you don't have to buy anything just come by and see our garden.”

From http://www.perennialaccentsofroyaloak.com/plant-list.html: “We are a small grower located in Royal Oak, Michigan selling perennials on the same site for over 20 years. Over the years our interest and focus has shifted to container grown hosta. Most people don't realize the diversity of the genus. We carry a wide variety of cultivars, from the tiny hosta 'Cracker Crumbs' to the huge hosta 'Empress Wu'. We also carry a nice selection of fragrant hosta, which tend to be quite sun tolerant.”

The Perennial Accents of Royal Oak spring plant sale is at Andy and Elaine’s house, 1322 Catalpa (11½ Mile), east of Woodward. Prices range from $5-$75 depending on age of the plant and uniqueness of the cultivar. Cash or personal checks. Details at http://www.perennialaccentsofroyaloak.com/sale-dates.html.

·       8 a.m.-5 p.m.    Saturdays, May 11, May 18, and May 25

·       9 a.m.-4 p.m.    Sunday, May 12

·       9 a.m.-5 p.m.    Sunday, May 26

·       9 a.m.-3 p.m.    Sunday, May 19 & Memorial Day Monday, May 27

As always, even if you don’t need any plants at this time stop by and say hello!

Website: http://www.perennialaccentsofroyaloak.com

 

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May
4
1:00 PM13:00

Spring Ephemeral Wildflowers: Catch'em While You Can!, U of M Dearborn, Free

Southeast Michigan puts on a spectacular showing of long awaited wildflowers in our spring woodlands, but the performance is a "limited run." Join us as we welcome the wildflowers that welcome spring. Come early for the birds, stay for the flowers!

https://umdearborn.edu/casl/centers-institutes/environmental-interpretive-center

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May
4
9:00 AM09:00

Marygrove Campus Beautification Day, Detroit, Free

Join volunteers, alumni, staff and students to beautify Maregrove campus in preparation for commencement ceremonies on May 11. Beautification Day activities include raking, picking up trash, cleaning out flower beds and planting lots of flowers from 9 AM until noon, then an hour to admire the accomplishments, have lunch and socialize.

Please RSVP by contacting Karl Jenkins, Alumni Relations Director, at 313-927-1443 or krjenkins@marygrove.edu.

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May
4
8:00 AM08:00

Bird Watching Saturdays , U of M Dearborn, Free

May is the peak month for spring bird migration in our region. We’ll look to enjoy the sights and sounds of different migrant species stopping over in the Environmental Study Area from early to late May. These moderately-paced walks will be led by Center naturalist, Rick Simek. Attend as many walks as you wish. Please bring binoculars. Ages 12 to adult.

https://umdearborn.edu/casl/centers-institutes/environmental-interpretive-center

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Apr
13
7:00 AM07:00

Gardening & All that Jazz, Waterford, $90

http://mgsoc.info/educational-conference/

The day includes continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, and all educational materials. There are many door prize and grand raffle prize drawings, live jazz during morning registration and at lunch, a garden market including outstanding artisans selling garden objects, books, jewelry, etc. It is open to the public, one need not be a master gardener to attend.  

Keynote Speakers are:

  • Margaret Roach – A Way To Garden – A 365-Day Garden (Live Webinar with Q&A)

  • Sue Gaviller – 1) Introduction to Color Theory and 2) Working With Color Theory in the Garden

  • Dr. Richard L. Bitner – Designing with Conifers: Making the Best Choices for Year-Round Interest in Your Garden

Tickets are $80, after February 14, 2019 Fee: $90

  • Registration Deadline: Midnight, Sunday, March 24, 2019

  • Registration at the door is NOT available.

  • Cancellation policy: No refunds are granted, however, registrations are transferrable.

Annual attendance is 360 attendees. The budget for this project is $35,782 (2018). Our goal is to educate, not make money!

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Mar
16
8:00 AM08:00

Turning Over a New Leaf, St Clair, $95

This year’s lineup is sure to entice anyone interested in gardening with four big names in the gardening world. How lucky are we year after year to meet such incredible people and have a chance to get a book signed or have a quick conversation with such knowledgeable people.This year’s Symposium is selfishly covering an area of gardening very near to my heart: Garden renovation. Since I have such established gardens, where do I start? Bobbie Swartz will be addressing this topic for me/us. How do you choose which to keep and which should go, and more importantly what do I replace them with.

This entire Symposium is for us, the established gardeners looking for the best placement, selection and replacement to obtain the garden of our dreams. Our other three speakers are speaking on:The best trees and shrubs new and old, those worthy of our limited real estate, by Andrew Bunting.Perennials worth making room for new and old, by Kelly Norris. Perennials that have proven themselves to return and perform year after year. Who are they?

Coming to us all the way from the Netherlands, Jacqueline van der Kloet, will speak on bulbs for multiple seasons and using them to layer your garden.Of course I have enjoyed all of our symposiums but I do believe this is the one that will ring home to many of us who struggle trying to get that impact, that WOW in our garden. Like I have said we are incredibly lucky to have access to the Who’s Who in the gardening world. Some run departments at universities, own their own businesses within the landscape/gardening world, some write books, explore and hybridize, some of them are professors, but all of them have many things to teach us!

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5822ca87ff7c5086f812ee00/t/5c1e844c575d1f59f76979d5/1545503827157/Symposium+BROCHURE+2019.pdf

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Mar
16
8:00 AM08:00

Growing Great Gardens, WCCC Downriver Campus, $50-65

Registration is open for GGG 2019. It’s the 11th year and all about the GREEN–as in learning the latest horticulture tips and tricks from nationally known experts, wearing it, and saving it! This amazing information-packed symposium is just $50 (if you register by February 23).

Check out our 2019 Flyer, register online or print out and mail the 2019 GGG Registration for the most-up-to-date horticulture woo-woo. It’s an energizing day, filled with fun, jam-packed sessions, a huge Garden Marketplace with great local artisans, and St. Paddy’s Day surprises. Listen, learn and accrue 5 or 6 education hours, too! 

https://taylorconservatory.org/event/growing-great-gardens-2019/

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Mar
9
8:00 AM08:00

Grow with the Pros, Waterford, $45-55

Join the Association of Professional Gardeners in welcoming warm weather at our 2019 Spring Kickoff. The Kickoff will feature breakfast, two expert garden speakers and lots of time to network.  Registration is from 8:00-8:45 a.m. and the program will begin at 9:00 a.m.  If you haven’t been to one of our educational events yet, now is your opportunity!  Registration is $45.00 for members and $55.00 for non-members.  Deadline to register is February 27, 2019. 

Susan Martin, freelance horticultural marketer, writer, speaker and consultant based in West Michigan.  With seemingly endless options for perennials, there must be a way to narrow down our choices.  Susan will discuss top-rated varities she has deemed worthy of Gold Standard status over the last decade of observing perennial trials in the Upper Midwest. She'll also help you see some perennials you may take for granted from a different perspective.  So sharpen you pencil and get ready to make a new list of must-haves for Spring 2019.

Richard Thomas, Owner, Soulscape Inc.  Despite careful thought, great design skill and extensive plant knowledge, every gardener gets their share of the unexpected;  hidden boulders, hardpan clay, a yard of topsoil infested with bindweed, and so on.  Richard will share with us his ideas on how to turn these unexpected events into successful designs. 

3 Master Gardener Credits available

http://www.associationofprofessionalgardeners.org/spring-kick-off/

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Mar
8
8:30 AM08:30

Horticultural Therapy: Connecting People & Plants, East Lansing, $40-95

Michigan Horticultural Therapy Association (MHTA), www.michiganhta.org, will hold its 40th annual conference "Horticultural Therapy: Connecting People & Plants” on Friday, March 8, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Michigan State University. The conference will be held at the Plant & Soil Sciences Building in conjunction with Agriculture and Natural Resources Week.

This event includes informative breakout sessions and a hands-on horticultural therapy activity of creating a unique floral arrangement.  Join us to experience the benefits of horticulture as therapy, view educational displays, visit the book sale/ vendors and networking. This event is beneficial to anyone interested in learning how the people-plant interaction brings therapeutic change and improves well-being. 

http://www.michiganhta.org/index.php/40th-annual-conference

Early Registration fee is $65 for MHTA members/$85 for non-members (postmarked by February 22).  Regular registration is $75 for MHTA members/$95 for non-members.  $40 for full time students.  Annual MHTA membership is $20. Registration fee includes lunch (vegetarian option available).

A block of hotel rooms has been reserved, details on the website.

For additional information, visit the website at www.michiganhta.org or contact Cathy Flinton, HTR at 517-332-1616 x16238 or Cathy@michiganhta.org.Visit the MHTA Facebook page at Michigan Horticultural Therapy Association (MHTA) for additional information on this event.

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Feb
16
to Mar 9

Maple Syrup Season Activities

U of M-Dearborn, Saturdays, February 16 & March 9:  https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Early-Spring-2019-Natural-Explorations-Newsletter-.html?soid=1115884303432&aid=0RWPwA7nW90

Tollgate in Novi, Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10 AM, bring charged drill (optional), free:  https://www.canr.msu.edu/tollgate/uploads/files/Tollgate_Calendar_2019%20final.pdf

Tollgate in Novi, Saturday & Sunday, March 9 & 10, $12/$15 & advanced registration: https://www.canr.msu.edu/tollgate/events/maple-tapping-and-pancake-feast

Activities in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw & Wayne Counties:  https://www.oaklandcountymoms.com/michigan-maple-syrup-events-24696/

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Feb
16
8:00 AM08:00

Dow Know & Grow, Midland (Bullock Creek), $65

Experience top-notch speakers Niki Jabbour and Paul Zammit, enhance your horticulture knowledge, attend exclusive workshops with brand-new takeaways, and network with your peers. The Know and Grow Seminar supports Dow Gardens' mission to inspire and engage our region in sustaining  healthy communities through horticulture. This event is ideal for both beginners and experienced gardeners.

http://www.dowgardens.org/knowandgrow

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Oct
27
2:00 PM14:00

Friends of Arts and Flowers Lecture, Detroit, Free

https://www.dia.org/events/friends-arts-and-flowers-2018-betsy-campbell-lecture

The Detroit Institute of Arts’ (DIA) auxiliary Friends of Art & Flowers (FAF) welcomes Bill Thomas, executive director and head gardener at Chanticleer Gardens near Philadelphia, to give the talk “The Art of Gardening” for its annual Betsy Campbell lecture.

Thomas, who is also chair of Greater Philadelphia Gardens, has a long history of creativity and development in the horticultural world, including leadership roles in mentoring future public garden professionals. Utilizing environmentally responsible practices, he has led the staff at Chanticleer for 15 years in creating an inventive, visually exciting, and awe-inspiring experience for garden visitors.

Thomas co-authored “The Art of Gardening,” for which he received the American Horticultural Society (AHS) Book Award. He was also honored with the AHS Professional Award in 2016 and the Scott Medal in 2017, given by the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College to those who have made an outstanding national contribution to the science and art of gardening.

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Oct
6
to Oct 7

Dahlia Hill, Midland, Free

  • 2809 Orchard Drive Midland, MI, 48640 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

http://www.dahliahill.org/garden/

Dahlia Hill is located on Main Street, about one mile north of Downtown Midland, directly across from the entrance to Emerson Park. On a prominent intersection in Midland, Dahlia Hill is at the center of a group of cultural and historical Midland attractions. Because of these proximities, over 11,000 cars drive past the hill every day.

Dahlia Hill is a peaceful spot to stop and relax, take photos or have a picnic lunch. The garden is open from dawn to dusk every day, free of charge. The best time to view the dahlias is from late July through October. For visitors who have walking difficulties, access to the top of the Hill can be arranged by calling us.

Please be courteous while taking pictures. Contact us if you wish to photograph a group event at Dahlia Hill.

If your club or organization would like to tour Dahlia Hill, contact us to make arrangements for a guide to show you the garden and studios. Parking is available on site, accessed from Orchard Drive. 

To ensure that coming to Dahlia Hill is a pleasurable experience for everyone, please be considerate while on the property.

  • Keep children under supervision at all times.

  • Do not walk or run on retaining walls.

  • Admire the flowers, but please do not pick them.

  • Stay on the gravel paths and grassy areas

  • Keep pets on a leash at all times and clean up after them.

  • Enjoy picnics on the grassy areas only and please use trash containers.

  • Feel free to look closely at the sculptures, but do not touch.

  • Bicycling, skateboarding, skiing, rollerblading etc. is not allowed beyond the parking area.

While in Midland, you'll want to visit beautiful Dow Gardens if you have time.

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Sep
16
8:00 AM08:00

Dahlia Hill, Midland, Free

  • 2809 Orchard Drive Midland, MI, 48640 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

http://www.dahliahill.org/garden/

Dahlia Hill is located on Main Street, about one mile north of Downtown Midland, directly across from the entrance to Emerson Park. On a prominent intersection in Midland, Dahlia Hill is at the center of a group of cultural and historical Midland attractions. Because of these proximities, over 11,000 cars drive past the hill every day.

Dahlia Hill is a peaceful spot to stop and relax, take photos or have a picnic lunch. The garden is open from dawn to dusk every day, free of charge. The best time to view the dahlias is from late July through October. For visitors who have walking difficulties, access to the top of the Hill can be arranged by calling us.

Please be courteous while taking pictures. Contact us if you wish to photograph a group event at Dahlia Hill.

If your club or organization would like to tour Dahlia Hill, contact us to make arrangements for a guide to show you the garden and studios. Parking is available on site, accessed from Orchard Drive. 

To ensure that coming to Dahlia Hill is a pleasurable experience for everyone, please be considerate while on the property.

  • Keep children under supervision at all times.

  • Do not walk or run on retaining walls.

  • Admire the flowers, but please do not pick them.

  • Stay on the gravel paths and grassy areas

  • Keep pets on a leash at all times and clean up after them.

  • Enjoy picnics on the grassy areas only and please use trash containers.

  • Feel free to look closely at the sculptures, but do not touch.

  • Bicycling, skateboarding, skiing, rollerblading etc. is not allowed beyond the parking area.

While in Midland, you'll want to visit beautiful Dow Gardens if you have time.

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