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Mission Statement

The Mission of the Master Gardener Society of Oakland County, Inc. is to enrich the lives of those who love gardening. We are volunteers who fulfill our commitment to community outreach by providing hands-on gardening and research-based horticultural education. Members of the Society are Master Gardeners certified by Michigan State University.

Upcoming MG Meetings

Nov 10 –  ZOOM Meeting
“Oudolf Gardens – Belle Isle ” – Richard Thomas
Video from online meeting

Dec 8 – Holiday Potluck-NO Speaker

– There will not be a Silent Auction and Potluck this year due to Covid-19.  However, we are working on some surprises, so stay tuned!



May 31 – ZOOM Meeting
George Papadelis from Telly’s Greenhouse
Video and Article from the online meeting

Jun 9 – ZOOM Meeting
“Smart Gardening from a Commercial Greenhouse Point of View” – Greg Michala
Video from online meeting

Jul 14 – ZOOM Meeting
“Heirloom Vegetables” – Mary Gerstenberger
Video and Handout from online meeting

Aug 11 – ZOOM Meeting
“Designing Your Garden” – Jan Bills
Video from online meeting

Sep 8 – ZOOM Meeting
“Butterflies in Your Backyard” with Mary Ellen VanSlembrouck (video)

Oct 13 – ZOOM Meeting
“Sustainable Landscaping” – Holly Kaiser (video)

News and Events

Due to the Covid 19 Virus, the following 2020 MGSOC events are postponed until 2021:

MGSOC Annual Educational Conference
Gardening & All That Jazz

April 17, 2021 (Mark the date). 
Tickets will go on sale January 1, 2021.
Speakers are:
–  Rick Darke – Celebrating and Conserving the Resiliency of Accidental Landscapes

–  Doug Tallamy – Restoring Nature’s Relationships at Home
–  Heather Holm – Attracting Bees and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants
–  Susan Martin – Lessons Learned Under The Trees

20th Annual Bus Trip

Date: To be determined
Southeastern Pennsylvania.  Longwood Gardens, Phipps Conservatory, Chanticleer, and Winterthur Gardens… plus a whole lot more.  More details.

Looking for a grant?

Laura Miehls and the MGSOC Grant Committee has developed a form for interested parties to apply.
Click here to apply. 

Michigan Master Gardener
MSU Extension, Oakland County Office

MGSOC members are participants in the MSU Extension
Master Gardener Volunteer Program in Oakland County.

If you have questions about the Extension Master Gardener Program in Oakland County or are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact the office of MSU Extension – Oakland County

For information on MSU Extension Master Gardener (EMG)
program and classes, please visit this website:

MSU Extension Garden Hotline Services 1-888-678-3464
Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. – noon and 1 – 4 p.m. (April-September)
Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – noon (October-March)

Walk-in diagnostic counter at the MSU Extension Oakland County office.
Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. – noon and 1 – 4 p.m. (April-September)

Ask an Expert or
Anytime!  Submit questions and up to three photos through the online form. Responses will be received by email.

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