Number of Programs: 2
- First Session: May 31 - June 1, 2019: Kettunen Center near Cadillac, MI
- Second Session: July 26 - 27, 2019: Kellogg Biological Station near Kalamazoo, MI
- Third Session: October 18, 2019: MSU, East Lansing, MI
The goal of the Lake and Stream Leader’s Institute is to develop a core of local water/land resource leaders who will promote lake, stream and watershed management partnerships with state natural resource agencies and encourage and instruct other citizens in resource management. The Institute is conducted in three in-depth sessions that include classroom learning and field experience and practice.
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.