March meeting presentations available!

Did you enjoy the presentations from our March meeting?  Did you want to see all of the presentations but couldn’t split yourself in two? Our speakers have been kind enough to share their presentations with us and they are provided below!

Topics:

Growing Food: 

Cultivating Your Eden
by Greg Hart, Seeds

Whether you have room for one raised bed or a 1/2-acre garden, you can produce food from your home and enjoy the benefits of arm’s-reach freshness!  Greg Hart of Seeds discussed some of the strategies involved in cultivating your Eden. See his presentation in the link below!

Growing Food by Greg Hart, Seeds

Improving Community:

Successful Landscape Design for the Do-It-Yourself Homeowner
By Brian Zimmerman, Brian Zimmerman & Associates.

Learn from Brian’s 25 years of design experience about how to achieve a landscape that functions well and encourages you to be in the garden. We discussed the many common mistakes and how to avoid them. A portion of the program focused on how to minimize irrigation and fertilizer use to grow stronger plants.

Environmental Stewardship:

Habitat Matters: Gardening for Wildlife in Northwest Michigan
by Katie Grzesiak, Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network

Learn more about the complicated and inspiring relationships between plants and insects, how these links impact other wildlife, and the challenges these relationships face in northwest Michigan. Find out about how to make your garden a better place for the wildlife with which we share our region. Here’s her presentation!

Habitat Matters presentation by K. Grzesiak

Youth Gardening: 

Getting Kids (and their adults) Going in the Garden
By Lilly Mahaney and Sue Sensenbaugh, Master Gardeners

Want to garden more with kids? Whether with your kids at home, for an after school program, or for an existing club, this workshop will help you get started. Learn about existing opportunities to get involved, or find out how to get something new started. Either way, tap into a network of support within the community to help you find success.

Gardening with Kids presentation by Lianna Bowman

Here’s a link to the Farm to School website as well

To get involved, read about the Junior Master Gardener Program, and contact Lillian to get started!

And remind yourself what it means to have fun in the garden!

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