This Association shall be organized exclusively for charitable, religious,educational, and scientific purposes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or any corresponding section of any future federal tax code; specifically to instruct adults and youth in horticulture science, to educate communities about environmentally sound practices through horticulture-based activities, to promote food security, and to improve the aesthetics of the community.


The Association shall carry out the following:

a) Coordinate, encourage, and foster opportunities for Members of the Association to further the goal of educating others through the dissemination of environmentally sound, research-based horticulture information, enhance the beautification of the communities of the Members through volunteering,and related activities;

b) Provide appropriate assistance and support, to local chapters and affiliates of the Association;

c) Facilitate certification and recertification of members as Master Gardeners in conjunction with the Michigan State University Extension (“MSUE”);

d) Coordinate with MSUE in providing educational opportunities in horticulture to Members and the general public; and

e) Provide topical communication with Members of the Association.