Tag Archives: Michigan Master Gardener Association


CAMG Membership  – [Not active until 2018] 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.


Dec. 5, 2017  Holiday Party and Auction for Members and their Guests–members of the new Master Gardener class are invited, also. Please be sure to RSVP (to mga.cac@gmail.com) with your name (& that of your guest, if you’re bringing one) and the pot-luck item you’ll bring. That way we can be sure to have enough tables/chairs set up.


Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018  It’s All About…The Ins and Outs of Gardening – The CAMG Annual Winter Symposium   Link to Conference Brochure

The following Topics/(Speakers) will part of the conference:
Compostponics–making, amending, or blending compost for gardening in containers and beyond (Dr. John Biernbaum)

Admitting You’re Hooked–wintering-over perennials (Janet Macunovich)

Pearls of Herbal Wisdom–uses of herbs in our daily lives & garden to table ideas (Scott Alan Stokes)

When Trashing the Landscape is a Good Thing–incorporating recycled & found materials into your landscape (Janet Macunovich)

Hotel Information–A block of rooms is reserved at:
TownPlace Suites
2855 Hannah Blvd.
East Lansing, MI 48823

Call (517) 203-1000 or register online by Dec. 26, 2017, to get the group rate
When calling, use group code: MCA
or click here to register online
Rate: Single Room–$109.00 + tax
(This is the closest hotel to the Plant & Soil Sciences Bldg.!)


Map: Map showing the location of the Plant and Soil Sciences Building


Smart Gardening tip sheetsThree 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?

Be informed of the latest research news and events happening in Michigan so you can advise the public. Stay current on topics in:
Lawn & Gardens

MSU Extension’s Website – Educational Resources on Lead


______________________________________________________ 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.