Develop your gardening knowledge and skills. Participation is a combination of informational presentations and hands-on experience. Janet Macunovich, master gardener and designer of our Children's Sensory Garden, serves as our 'crew chief" for the gardening work bees, a great learning experience. She also is a presenter at many meetings or, through her vast network of contacts, connects us with knowledgeable presenters on a variety of topics.
No cost to participate beyond your time and efforts and work bees in the gardens on Library grounds. Attendance is open to non-members too!
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
is "Bulbs - Planting for Spring Color"
Presented by Janet Macunovich, Master Gardener and Landscape Designer
Where: Library's Community Room
Meeting dates for 2019
Monthly on the second Wednesday. During the growing season (March through November) the meetings begin at 4:30p with a work bee in the Garden or on the grounds of the Library. Bring you gardening gear and enjoy tending to the Library's gardens and hands-on lessons from Janet Macunovich, Master Gardener. The second half of the meeting is time for networking and an informational seminar on a topic of interest. December through February meetings begin at 6:30p and consist of the networking and education elements.
October 9, 6:30p-8:00p - "Growing & Keeping Dahlias"
Dahlias are a gorgeous addition to any flower garden, coming on strong to fill the second half of summer with flowers of every color and shape. Peggy Kernstock, director of the Dahlia Hill Society and head gardener for 1.5 acres and 3,000 dahlias at Dahlia Hill Garden in Midland, Michigan, spoke to us about the best ways to grow these great plants and store them over winter. At our October educational session we will take a virtual tour of those gardens and that expert advice.
November 13, 6:30p-8:00p - "Agricultural Inspectors - Our Silent Partners"
Recently retired Department of Agriculture inspector Jim Loncar describes what inspectors do to insure quality in plants sold at nursery and curb the spread of invasive- and other harmful insects and diseases.
December 2019 - No meeting. Happy Holidays
2017 Children's Craft Programs
Making Bird Feeders for the Garden
Nature during winter can make it hard for animals to find food. Several kids joined us on Sunday, February 12th to make bird feeders - one for the birds in the Library's garden and one to take home for your the birds in their yard.
Making Scarecrows for the Garden
Scarecrows have a long history in our gardens. We had a lot of fun learning about this and making a scarecrow for our gardens at home.