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Smart Gardening For Soil Health (Traverse City)

Sponsoring Organization: Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan

Date: September 4

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 "Smart Gardening For Soil Health" with special guest Dr. George Bird from Michigan State University on Tuesday, September 4th at 6:30pm. Dr. Bird will share best practices in the garden to keep your soil healthy. Join us for an interactive discussion on Tuesday, September 4th at 6:30pm at Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Rd. Refreshments are served at 6:00pm followed by the program.

George W. Bird is a professor in the Department of Entomology at MSU and former Research Scientist, Agriculture Canada and Associate Professor, University of Georgia. Dr. Bird became a faculty member at MSU in 1973; where he teaches and does research/Extension outreach on sustainable and equitable development in regards to food systems, with special reference to soil health biology. Dr. Bird is a recipient of the MSU Distinguished Faculty Award, a 19-year member of the Rodale Institute board of Directors and the first National Director of the U.S. Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program.

The MSU Department of Entomology has a long tradition of research excellence with internationally recognized areas of strength in insect physiology, medical entomology, integrated pest management, forest insects, pollination, systematics and landscape ecology. Emerging areas of excellence include ecosystem services, chemical ecology, insect microbe interactions and development of novel pest management technologies. 

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. Meetings are open to the public. A $5 donation from non-members is appreciated. Attendance earns credits toward Master Gardener volunteer and educational hours.

Education Credit Hours: 1.5

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