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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

    General Meeting - Speaker: Lisa Jaroch "Four Season Organic Farming in Michigan”

    6:30 pmBeautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Bloomfield Hills, MI

    Lisa will share her story of farming according to "USDA Organic Standards" year round using high tunnels for season extension. You will get a colorful glimpse into her past, present challenges and future dreams. She will enlighten you to current farming practices being used on the farm and the health benefits it provides to the community.

    More information about Lisa and her Organic farming can be found on Facebook/Coldframefarm.

    Lisa was born in Erie, Pennsylvania and is one of eight children. She moved to Michigan at a young age and has been a resident most of her life. Professionally, Lisa is a registered Landscape Architect who worked in Southeast Michigan from 1994-2011. During that time she worked as a designer on various projects including master planning parks, greenways, residential design, construction administration and community redevelopment. In 2011 she left the corporate world and attended the Student Organic Farmer Training Program at MSU to become a certified Organic Farmer. In 2013 Cold Frame Farm was born on 27 acres in Romeo, Mich, the place she calls home. There she farms a variety of vegetables, herbs, raspberries, strawberries and flowers sustainably, with the goal to become USDA Certified Organic. Currently she farms 2 acres in season, as well as 3- 30x96 high tunnels throughput the four seasons. Her markets include retail at the farm along with 2 local restaurants.