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Susan Bryan
Rain Garden Coordinator, Washtenaw County Water Resources Office
1116 W. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734)222-3814 [work]
734-730-9025 [cell]
preferred contact method: e-mail
Honorarium:  $150 for locations outside of Washtenaw County plus mileage.  Free for organizations inside of Washtenaw County. 
Travel:  Willing to travel 2 hours from Ann Arbor, $0.55/mi

Presentation Topics:
Rain Gardens and Native Plants

Establishing A Rain Garden – Clean up the River, One Garden at a Time

Planting a Rain Garden is a fun way for people to make a difference in the quality of the water in our rivers, lakes and streams, starting in our own back yards.  You don’t need any special equipment – just some space, a spade, compost and a few plants.  Join us for a rain garden workshop.  We’ll talk about the benefits of Rain Gardens and how to build and plant one.  Bring your questions.  Take the information home and start your own!

Gardening Education:  Master of Landscape Architecture, UofM, Advanced Master Gardener of Washtenaw County, Woody Plants certificate, George Washington University, My home garden, Designed- 45 residential rain gardens, Designed streetside reain gardens along Miller Ave. in Ann Arbor, Run volunteer maintenance effort there.


Susan Bryan is the Rain Garden Coordinator for the Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office, working with plants and people to protect the water quality in the Huron River.  She has designed many residential gardens, rain gardens, and bio-infiltration areas. She is a past president of Wild Ones, has a master’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Michigan, and is an Advanced Master Gardener in Washtenaw County.

Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan  [Photos] [Website] [Blog]

Presentation Topic:
An hour long presentation covering hummingbird biology, gardening and feeding tips, and details on his research.  Mr. Chartier also has several handouts and a display.

Fee:  $150

Stacy Hirvela
226 Lafayette Grand Haven, MI 49417
616-498-3763 [cell]

Honorarium:  Ms. Hirvela fees varies based on distance and audience size, all honoraria made as a donation to the Horticulture Research Institute.

Travel:  Varies depending on day and time of event.

Presentation Topics:
Flowering shrubs: varieties, design, pruning, care, regional selections; how new plants are developed; edibles [fruit, vegetables, herbs]; gardening in containers & raised beds

Gardening Education:
The New York Botanical Garden School of Professional Horticulture, class of 2002.

Gardening Experience:
Rooftop gardener, New York, NY; Horticulturist, Tavern of the Green Restaurant, New York, NY; Garden Editor, Martha Stewart Living Magazine, New York, NY; Horticulturist & marketing specialist, Spring Meadow Nursery, Grand Haven, MI.  Home gardener for 22 years.
Ms. Hirvela’s first book, Edible Spots & Pots, was published by Rodale in March 2014.  Learn more on her website