CAMG Membership – After you complete your Extension Master Gardener re-certification through the VMS, print off your receipt and include it with your completed CAMG membership application. (Please note that our membership fee includes both local CAMG and MMGA, Inc. dues.) Mail the completed application, the receipt from your 2017 re-certification, and the check to: CAMG / P.O. Box 4941 / East Lansing, MI 48826.
Oct. 3, 2017 East Lansing Environmental Stewardship Program with Heather Surface, East Lansing Environmental Stewardship Coordinator. Heather will tell us about their program and how it is involving the community with removing invasive plants and replacing them with native plants.
Nov. 7, 2017 Annual Meeting and Gardens of Paris and Beyond with Wes Reedy. After the Annual Meeting, Wes will share photos and information about the Gardens he visited on his trips to France.
Smart Gardening tip sheets: Three new and one updated Smart Gardening tip sheets are now available. They are designated with a “NEW” or “Updated” label at the Gardening in Michigan website (off the “Smart Gardening Resources” link). Be sure to check out the whole site as things have changed again!
Protecting and Enhancing Pollinators in Urban Landscapes for the U.S. Central Region (MSU Extension bulletin E3314). The following people from MSU contributed: Dr. David Smitley, Diane Brown-Rytlewski, Erwin Elsner, and Joy N. Landis. Click here to go to an article where you can download it.
Think Environmentally, Plant Responsibly: Three new videos. Three new videos highlight how gardeners and landscapers can protect and foster the environment through their landscapers. The titles are:
Right Plant. Right Place.
Responsible Plant Maintenance
What Should We Know About Invasiveness?
______________________________________________________ Capital Area Master Gardener (CAMG) MEETINGS AND EVENTS Membership meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in the Plant and Soil Sciences Bldg, Room A149, on the MSU campus (map). The speaker will begin at 6:45 p.m. The Plant and Soil Sciences building now has a physical address: 1066 Bogue/Michigan State University/ East Lansing, Michigan 48824. NOTE: You should enter from the Bogue Street entrance (on the East side of the building).
__________________________________________________ Mission of the Michigan Master Gardener Volunteer Program from the introduction to the Master Gardener Core Manual, 2009. “Biological environments are essential to life. Michigan State University is a primary provider of plant research and education, dedicated to the preservation and enrichment of life. The Master Gardener Volunteer Program, available to to all citizens of Michigan, is designed to develop a cadre of Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) volunteers trained in horticulture. Their knowledge and skills related to basic plant science and home gardening enable these volunteers to improve the quality of life in their communities by increasing people’s appreciation for and use of plants and by providing them with instruction on growing plants using environmentally sound practices.” Purpose The purpose of the Master Gardener Association Capital Area Chapter is to bring together active Master Gardener Volunteers to serve as an educational resource to the MSU Extensions of Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, and Shiawassee counties in their common goal of providing horticultural education to the citizens within the community. It will provide its members with up-to-date horticulture information through a variety of educational programs and activities. Program Objectives from the state Master Gardener website
- To provide instruction in basic horticulture science to motivated active gardeners
- To provide Michigan State University Extension with trained gardeners who will educate others in the community through horticulture-related volunteer activities.