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 Landscape Design With Native Plants (Traverse City)

Sponsoring Organization: Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan

Date: March 6th

Start Time: 6 pm

End Time: 8 pm

Location : The Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road, Traverse City, MI 49685

Description of the Event: 

Educational meetings are open to the public, and a $5 donation from non-members is appreciated

MGANM presents an evening of "Landscape Design With Native Plants" with Cheryl Gross from Plant It Wild on Tuesday, March 6th at 6:30pm. Cheryl will use her knowledge to teach us how to integrate native plants into our landscape and help us to understand why it's important to do so.

Join us for an informal and educational evening on Tuesday, March 6th at 6:30pm at the Boardman River Nature Preserve, 1450 Cass Rd. Refreshments are served at 6:00pm followed by the program.

The native plant movement has moved from "it is a good idea" to match the plant to the soil and climate ten years ago to "native plants are essential" to support pollinators and our native ecosystems to support insects, birds, and wildlife today. This leap forward represents the research ongoing at MSU, across the US and the globe. The presentation will cover plants in different plant communities and ways to add value and diversity to your home landscape.

Cheryl Gross is an Advanced Master Gardener and has been the Editor/Team Leader of the Real Dirt since 2013. Gross was in the 2011 Master Gardener Training class and was awarded Master Gardener of the Year for Benzie County in 2012 and 2014. In addition to the MGANM, she has been active in Plant It Wild, a Michigan native plant club, since the fall of 2007 and is currently serving as the PIW President.

Plant It Wild is a native plant group based in Benzie and Manistee counties. They offer educational materials and events on native plants. Their volunteers work to preserve, protect, and promote native plant species' usage in home gardens and landscapes as a low maintenance and ecologically responsible solution to plant selection.

The mission of the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan (MGANM) is to further the horticultural educational activities of MSU Extension and provide horticultural knowledge and experience to members, enabling them to share this knowledge with others through hardening projects, educational programs and activities. 

Attendance earns credits toward Master Gardener volunteer and educational hours.

Education Credit Hours: 1.5

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