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MGSOC general meetings are held at the:

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
5631 North Adams Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI

MGSOC General Meetings are free to MGSOC members and MGSOC members are required to wear their Master Gardener badges. Visitors are welcome and pay $5.00 at the door. Members and visitors, please sign in at the welcome table. There are complimentary refreshments of desserts and drinks served at the MGSOC meetings. Additionally, mini-meals of soup or salads may be purchased for $3.00. For those wishing meals, mini-meals are served at 6 p.m, the business meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Our speakers begin promptly at 7 p.m.  Members making or bringing meal portion salads or soups need not pay the $3.00.

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  • Mon
    02
    Mar
    2020
    Mon
    08
    Jun
    2020
    5pm - 9pmRobert A VerKuilen Building, Assembly Rooms A & B, 21885 Dunham, Clinton Township, MI 48036
  • Tue
    03
    Mar
    2020
    Tue
    16
    Jun
    2020
    5:30pm - 9:30pmWayne County Community College District, Down River Campus, 21000 Northline Rd., Taylor MI 48180
  • Thu
    05
    Mar
    2020
    Thu
    11
    Jun
    2020
    12pm - 4pmSouth Oakland Health Center – Southfield Office

    SPRING CLASS
    March 5, 2020 - June 11, 2020
    Noon - 4 p.m.
    South Oakland Health Center – Southfield Office
    27725 Greenfield Rd, Room 60
    Southfield, MI 48076

    FALL CLASS
    August 18, 2020 - December 1, 2020
    9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center
    28115 Meadowbrook Rd.
    Novi, MI 48377

    The MSU Extension Master Gardener Program is a volunteer leader training program for people who are enthusiastic to learn science based environmentally friendly gardening.

    Find out more and register for the spring 2020 class:
    https://www.canr.msu.edu/events/master_gardener_oakland_county

    Find out about the fall 2020 class:
    https://www.canr.msu.edu/events/extension-master-gardener-program-training-course-novi-oakland-county.

    The Michigan Master Gardener Program webpage has a listing of all current statewide training opportunities including classes in Wayne, Macomb, Livingston and Genesee Counties.

  • Tue
    14
    Apr
    2020
    7:00 pmBeautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Bloomfield Hills

    VMS Category: Community:Beautification: Public Areas

    Lucy Propst will discuss growing and caring for dahlias.

  • Tue
    21
    Apr
    2020
    6:00 pmBeautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Bloomfield Hills
  • Fri
    24
    Apr
    2020
    9:15 amMeadow Brook Hall 350 Estate Drive Rochester, Michigan

    Meadow Brook Garden Club

     

     

     

     

    Coffee and refreshments are served at 9:15 a.m.
    Program starts at 10:00 a.m.
    Open to the public. There is a $5 non-member donation.

    Reservations are not required.

    Visit meadowbrookhall.org for more information.

  • Tue
    12
    May
    2020
    7:00 pmBeautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Bloomfield Hills

    VMS Category: Community:Beautification: Public Areas

    George Papadelis will discuss the new annuals and perennials for the 2020 growing season.

  • Mon
    18
    May
    2020
    7:00 pmBeautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Bloomfield Hills
  • Tue
    19
    May
    2020
    6:00 pmBeautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Bloomfield Hills
  • Tue
    09
    Jun
    2020
    7:00 pmBeautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Bloomfield Hills

    VMS Category: Environmental Stewardship: IPM - General

    Everything we do has consequences. This especially pertains to how we manage our environmental resources. Being water-wise, planting the correct plant for the specific area, and ensuring it thrives are especially important for the home gardener, but it is increasingly important on a commercial scale. This talk will showcase how our greenhouse does everything we can to ensure we are not only being fiscally responsible, but also being environmentally responsible. This starts with clean inputs and continues through the complete life-cycle of our products.

  • Fri
    12
    Jun
    2020
    Sat
    13
    Jun
    2020
    219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI 48824
    SAVE THE DATE: Master Gardener College to be held June 12-13, 2020
     
    As a previous vendor at Master Gardener College, I wanted to reach out today and let you know that we have selected a date and venue for the 2020 Master Gardener College. This year’s event will be held June 12-13 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center.
  • Thu
    25
    Jun
    2020
    Sun
    28
    Jun
    2020
    Southeastern Pennsylvania

    June 25 - 28, 2020 (four days and three nights)

    RESERVATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

    The Master Gardener Society of Oakland County invites you to join us as we travel to Southeastern Pennsylvania for our 20th Anniversary Garden Tour.

    With a tradition of horticulture going back 300 years, the Greater Philadelphia region is referred to as “America’s Garden Capital of the U.S.”  Spend your days strolling through magnificent, premier gardens and arboretums.  There are more famous public gardens, arboreta and historic landscapes in the region than anywhere else in North America.

    One of the famous gardens on our itinerary is Longwood Gardens which began as a humble Quaker farm to becoming one of the premier gardens of the world.  Longwood Gardens’ 1,083-acres showcases formal and informal gardens, fountains, a meadow and farmhouse, and a grand 4-acre conservatory.  Explore the beauty and wonders of nature at Phipps Conservatory, encompassing 15-acres including a 14-room glass house.  Chanticleer, known as a “pleasure garden”, is a 48-acre botanical garden built on the grounds of the Rosengarten estate. Winterthur gardens are one of the last of the original “wild gardens”.  The wild garden concept is built around the idea of gardening on a broad scale, “placing perfectly hardy exotic plants under conditions where they will thrive.”  The woodland gardens at the Mt. Cuba Center produce some of the most spectacular displays of wildflowers in the mid-Atlantic region.  Additional venues will be announced for our visit to the area.

    Have fun making new friends, reuniting with past travel companions, and talking “plants” with like-minded people.  You do not have to be a Master Gardener to participate, but if you are, you will earn Master Gardener Continuing Education hours.  There will truly be something for everyone and, you would NEVER do and see this much on your own! 

    Included:

    • Transportation by luxury motor coach
      ·       Four days touring and three nights hotel (downtown Lancaster, PA)
      ·       Breakfast each day and other meals as determined
      ·       Admission to all gardens and venues we visit
    • Movies, fun games, prizes, opportunities to shop for plants and garden art, and evening free time to explore local restaurants and attractions. 

    Cost:  Estimated cost is $575-$625 per person, double occupancy, with an up-charge for single occupancy.  A deposit of $150 is required to reserve a place.

    Please read the 2020 MGSOC Garden Tour-Deposit Form for further details.  To reserve your place on the trip, fill out the Deposit Form and return it with your check for the deposit amount to the address listed.  The trip fills quickly so please don't delay if you want to join us.

    If you have questions, please email Sue Williams, Trip Leader, Committee Chair Trips and Tours, at swillabee@hotmail.com.

  • Tue
    14
    Jul
    2020
    7:00 pmBeautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Bloomfield Hills

    VMS Category: Food: General Garden

    Mary Gerstenberger is the retired Consumer Horticulture Coordinator for MSU Extension in Macomb County.  She writes the "Vegetable Patch" section for the Michigan Gardener Magazine.  Her degree from Wayne State University is in Biology with her core studies in Botany.  Her experience in gardening began with helping her grandfather on a small seven acre farm and continues today working in her own garden. The "Heirloom Vegetables" presentation will cover the definition of an heirloom, their benefits and drawbacks, and some interesting heirlooms to grow.

  • Tue
    11
    Aug
    2020
    7:00 pmBeautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Bloomfield Hills

    VMS Category: Community: Beautification: Public Areas

    Jan Bills is the author of Late Bloomer, a certified landscape designer, advanced master gardener, entrepreneur, and contributing writer for State-by-State Gardening magazine. After a successful career in the corporate world, she made a major life reassessment and followed her heart: She traded in her heels for Wellies and started the Detroit-area landscape design company Two Women and a Hoe. Jan will share her tips and tricks in order to design a garden that you love.

  • Mon
    17
    Aug
    2020
    7:00 pmBeautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Bloomfield Hills
  • Tue
    18
    Aug
    2020
    6:00 pmBeautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Bloomfield Hills
  • Tue
    18
    Aug
    2020
    Tue
    01
    Dec
    2020
    9am - 1pmMSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center

    FALL CLASS
    August 18, 2020 - December 1, 2020
    9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center
    28115 Meadowbrook Rd.
    Novi, MI 48377

    The MSU Extension Master Gardener Program is a volunteer leader training program for people who are enthusiastic to learn science based environmentally friendly gardening.

    Find out about the fall 2020 class:
    https://www.canr.msu.edu/events/extension-master-gardener-program-training-course-novi-oakland-county.

    The Michigan Master Gardener Program webpage has a listing of all current statewide training opportunities including classes in Wayne, Macomb, Livingston and Genesee Counties.

  • Tue
    08
    Sep
    2020
    7:00 pmBeautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Bloomfield Hills

    VMS Category: (soon to be announced)

  • Tue
    15
    Sep
    2020
    6:00 pmBeautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Bloomfield Hills
  • Tue
    13
    Oct
    2020
    7:00 pmBeautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Bloomfield Hills

    VMS Category: Community: Beautification: Public Areas

    Holly Kaiser will discuss sustainable practices that can be used in landscape design.

  • Mon
    19
    Oct
    2020
    7:00 pmBeautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Bloomfield Hills
  • Tue
    20
    Oct
    2020
    6:00 pmBeautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Bloomfield Hills
  • Tue
    10
    Nov
    2020
    7:00 pmBeautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Bloomfield Hills

    VMS Category: Food: General Gardens

    Amanda Dang from Michigan Aquaponics will discuss sustainable food systems related to aquaponics and how to implement a functional aquaponics system.

  • Mon
    16
    Nov
    2020
    7:00 pmBeautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Bloomfield Hills
  • Tue
    17
    Nov
    2020
    6:00 pmBeautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Bloomfield Hills
  • Tue
    08
    Dec
    2020
    7:00 pmBeautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Bloomfield Hills