News & Events – Sep ’13 Real Dirt

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September 3rd MG Meeting at Ciccone Vineyards
Geothermal Dedication
October MGANM Meeting
Revolutionary Gardens Benefit Conference
November Recognition Dinner

September 3rd MG Meeting at Ciccone Vineyards

Ciccone Vineyards

6:30-8:00  Technical program on small fruit (wine grapes) at Ciccone Vineyards.

We are excited to bring this program to you.  Tony Ciccone may address any and all factors related to planting and growing small fruits(grapes), such as variety selection, site and soil, trellis system, training and pruning, and more.  Wear comfortable walking shoes as the vineyard may be uneven and rocky.  Park in front of the tasting room and follow the pathway to the patio behind.  No food or beverages will be served.

Ciccone Vineyard and Winery, 10343 E. Hilltop Rd, Sutton’s Bay, 231-271-5553.  Hilltop road is about 9.5 miles north on M-22 from the M-22 and M72 junction.  Winery is about .7 miles west on Hilltop from M-22

Suggested donation of $5-10 to cover speaker expenses.

As a thank you to Master Gardeners for their involvement with the Botanic Garden, on September 3 at Ciccone’s MGs can enjoy a one day Revolutionary Gardens registration discount opportunity of 10% on individual lectures, the 1-day package or the full conference, a savings of up to $40. MGs unable to attend the regular September 3 meeting may call Fountain Point at 231.256.9800 to reserve tickets and pay by credit card. Otherwise, bring a check to the meeting. Peter Hatch was just in town and interviewed by Ron Jolly. So was Warren Byrd. For those who cannot go themselves because of weekday lecture times, this series makes an extraordinary gift to any lover of gardens, horticulture and history and is a doubly rewarding way to make a contribution to your community botanic garden.

Geothermal Dedication

Tuesday, September 17th at 10 am there will be a geo-thermal dedication at the Historic Barns Park in the Botanic Gardens. The BGS will be giving tours of the grounds and buildings.

October MGANM Meeting

Choose your topic and sign-up for the Revolutionary Gardens Conference. September 29-October 2, at Fountain Point Resort.  A benefit for the Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park, Traverse City. Tickets available from Mynorth tickets.  Discounted tickets available ONE DAY ONLY, September 3 at the MG meeting or by calling Fountain Point Resort.

RGC

Revolutionary Gardens Benefit Conference

A benefit for the Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park
A 3 Day Conference: Monday, September 30 – Wednesday, October 2

Programs start at 9:30 am, check the website for schedule
Fountain Point Resort
990 S Lake Leelanau Drive
Lake Leelanau, MI 49653

A world-class trio of award-winning garden designers and authors will be guest speakers at the Revolutionary Gardens Conference, to benefit Traverse City’s new Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park, September 29 through October 2 at the Fountain Point Inn & Club, 990 S Lake Leelanau Drive, Lake Leelanau, Michigan. Andrea Wulf (author of Founding Gardeners, The Brother Gardeners, and Chasing Venus), Peter Hatch (the author and plantsman who spent 35 years carefully restoring Thomas Jefferson’s gardens at Monticello) and Warren Byrd, (internationally known landscape architect) will present a series of lectures that will provide an unforgettable experience for gardeners, historians and others. You can sign up by individual lecture, single day (4 lectures) or the entire 3-day conference.

November Recognition Dinner

We hope you’re looking forward to the annual Recognition Dinner coming up in November. If you’d like to be a part of the planning committee who puts on this event, please e-mail Matthew Bertrand to express your interest. We look forward to celebrating your accomplishments!