Mission and Purpose
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.