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USING NATIVES IN LANDSCAPING

by Jean Gramlich Vern Stephens, co-founder of Designs By Nature LLC in Laingsburg, a nursery and landscaping company, spoke on using natives in landscaping at our July meeting. Before starting the business he was a grassland and invasive species specialist…

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SWEET AND SAVORY SPICES

Stu and Michele Eddy, who own James Creek Sutlery, presented a program on spices. They import 100 spices from all over the world, grind them and mix them together in many ways to enhance the flavor of food. The spice…

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Gardening APPS

Caston Thomas is the owner of InterWorks and co-host of The Internet Advisor Radio show. The title of his talk was “Gardening Apps,” but an alternate title was “Master Gardeners Meet High 'Yech' (and It Ain't Gonna Be Pretty).” He…

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PEONY: THE BEST VARIETIES FOR YOUR GARDEN

David Michener is the Associate Curator of the University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum. He oversees the world-famous peony garden in Ann Arbor. All the cultivars in the garden are pre-1950, beginning in 1796 from Japan, Korea…

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Hugelkultur gardening

By Sheri Trout | January 18, 2019 What do you do when you have a small wooded area with lots of fallen branches and dead wood, three horses that poop a lot and a desire for raised garden beds? You…

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