2016 Evenings in the Garden: Native Shrubs and Trees

Sponsoring Organization: MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center

Date: Thursday September 8, 2016

Start Time: 6:30PM

End Time: 8:30PM

Location : MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center 28115 Meadowbrook Road Novi, MI 48377

Description of the Event: Come discover the usefulness of native woody plants in the landscape. Gardeners wishing to include more natives in their plantings have lots of beautiful options. Natives look good, often require less care, and can be more beneficial to native insects and other creatures than are non-native ornamentals. A component of this class will be a walk around the Tollgate grounds to view some of the plants discussed in the lecture. Mary has been an MSU Horticulture Educator for 30 years with a focus on environmental horticulture. She has worked with green industry and consumers in her roles as County Horticulture Educator, Emerald Ash Borer Education Coordinator, Southeast Regional Consumer Horticulture Educator, and State Coordinator for the MSU Extension Master Gardener Program. Her Bachelor of Science degree in horticulture is from MSU with an emphasis on landscape plants, and her Master of Science degree in horticulture is from University of Wisconsin with a specialization in woody ornamentals. She is also a member of the MSU Extension Consumer Horticulture Team working to meet the increasing statewide demand for gardening information through technology and highly-trained volunteers.

Education Credit Hours: 2

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