Number of Programs: 4
Applicants attend classes in their county.
The Michigan Master Gardener Program is a horticulture education and volunteer leader training program offered by MSU Extension. It provides home gardening information to Michigan citizens through a network of trained volunteers. An interest in plants, a personal commitment to volunteerism, and an enthusiasm for sharing knowledge with others are the only prerequisites. Applicants attend classes in their county, learning basic horticultural principles and environmentally sound gardening practices. They then provide volunteer leadership and service to their community through a variety of gardening-related activities. The program objectives are to provide instruction in basic horticultural science to motivated active gardeners and to provide MSU Extension with trained volunteers who will provide timely, accurate information to the public in the rapidly expanding area of home horticulture.
April 11, 2017. 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cranbrook Institute of Science, 39221 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
The objectives of the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership are to: Train contractors and landscape professionals about shoreline technologies and bio-engineered erosion control; Educate property owners about natural shorelines and technologies that benefit lake ecosystems; Research, demonstrate, and develop natural shoreline technologies that benefit lake ecosystems; Encourage local and state policies that promote natural shoreline management.
In this training, participants will learn about the benefits of natural shoreline landscaping, bioengineering and erosion control on inland lakes.
- Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Wojo’s Greenhouses, Ortonville
- Date TBA: Steensma’s Equipment, Kalamazoo
- Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 and Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Grand Traverse Conservation District, Traverse City
- Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 and Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Matthei Botanic Gardens, Ann Arbor
- Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 and Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.: MSU Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health Building, Lansing
Location:See dates and locations below.
All-day programs - 8 MDARD Applicator Credits - Core (Comm. or Priv.) 2, 3A, 3B, 5 or 6. 8 credits needed to recertify an applicator’s Commercial Core and 8 credits for each category certified. 16 credits are needed to recertify a Private Applicator’s certification. Updates on pesticide issues from MSU PSEP and MDARD. Hands-on weed, insect and disease pest identification workshops and games for prizes. Continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack are included with registration.
28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI, 48377. (Northwest corner of Twelve Mile and Meadowbrook Roads in Novi, MI.)
The MSUE - Tollgate Education Conference Center functions as a full service meeting facility ideal for the business and educational community. Situated on a beautiful 160 acre farm, the gardens and pastures at Tollgate provide a natural and peaceful setting for business meetings, receptions, retreats, conferences, workshops and educational classes. The Center includes the Tollgate Conference room which accommodates up to 140 people; the Activity Center, a more casual setting accommodates up to 60 people; the Americana Boardroom, an executive-style formal meeting room for 12 or less; and the Bassett Boardroom for 10 people. Tollgate’s main site feature is the historic Tollgate Barn which is available for rental for various functions offering it’s unique charm and atmosphere.
Tollgate offers a complete range of support services to make every event a success:
Our caterers provide an excellent variety of breakfasts, lunches, dinners or outdoor barbecues to suit your budget and tastes.
All meeting rooms have wireless internet and a complete inventory of audiovisual and communication equipment.
Overnight accommodations are available at several hotels located within one mile of Tollgate.
Conveniently located at the northwest corner of 12 Mile and Meadowbrook Roads in Novi, Michigan near several major freeways: I-275, I-96 and I-696, and within an hour’s drive from Metropolitan Airport, Detroit, Flint, Ann Arbor and Lansing.