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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.

Route Map to Oakland County Complex – 1200 N. Telegraph Rd., Pontiac
Oakland County Complex and Extension Office – North Office Building – 26 East
Bower Farm in Bloomfield Hills – 1219 East Square Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills

Event Information:

  • Tue

    Landscaping with Native Plants to Support Nature with Drew Lathin

    6:30 pmZOOM Meeting (register now - see below)

    Watch the YouTube video of Drew.

    Landscaping with native plants is critical to build habitat, reduce resource inputs, and build healthy outdoor living areas. Learn why only native plants can do this and some design tips to make your native landscape beautiful as well.

    Drew Lathin has been playing around with native plants in built landscapes for nearly 20 years, most recently as the owner of Creating Sustainable Landscapes, now in its 10th year. He is a fierce advocate for the need to rewild our urban and suburban landscapes using native plants in thoughtful and legible designs to bring biological diversity and beauty to our everyday lives. Over one hundred of his clients have rain gardens, prairie gardens, pollinator gardens, natural shorelines, and alternative lawns. Drew is also the President of the Board of the Wildflower Association of Michigan.

    The VMS Category for this presentation is Environmental Stewardship: Native Plants