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.
Sun01Mar2020Mon02Mar20209am - 4pm MSU's Kellogg Center, East Lansing, Michigan
Wildflower Association of Michigan Annual Conference 2020
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Gerould Wilhelm from Conservation Design Forum will be our keynote speaker on both days. The title of his talks will be:“Consilience, Concinnity and The Way” (yes, you will need to Google), and “What, Indeed, is a Native Plant?” I have heard him speak before and spent the whole time in rapt attention.
We are also rounding out the rest of the speaking lineup. Other topics will include restoration agriculture using native plants, birds and biodiversity, climate change, social psychological and ecological effects of urban design, native plants and small lots, lakeshore restoration, rare butterfly conservation, wild rice, gardening for birds, and a golf course restoration.Registration will open just after the new year so look for announcements and links to our registration page. Please also remember that memberships are now on a calendar year format and will be due during conference registration.
During the conference we also present grant awards. Grants are due to be submitted December 21. You can find information on our grant program here:WAM grants. This page has just been updated with 2020 information. In 2019 we granted about $7200 to various well-deserved projects. In 2020 we anticipate awarding $9000 due to the improvement in our financial situation.Please share this information with deserving projects you may know about in your community.