CAMG 2018 Membership – After you complete your Extension Master Gardener recertification 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 your completed application, the receipt from your 2018 recertification, and your check to: CAMG / P.O. Box 4941 / East Lansing, MI 48826.
2018_Project Funding Application – for CAMG Members
(Applications are due May 5, 2018)
The Project Evaluation will be posted soon so that you’ll know what’s expected.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 The Art of Bonsai, with Tom Ross, president of the Mid-Michigan Bonsai Club. Along with his presentation, he will have plant examples. Additionally, he may have plants for sale so come prepared just in case!
Our meetings (in PSS A149 this month) are free to CAMG members. Anyone may attend, but there is a $3.00 non-member fee for our visitors. Snacks and social time starts at 6 p.m. with the meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Map: Map showing the location of the Plant and Soil Sciences Building
Smart Gardening tip sheets: Four new Smart Gardening tip sheets are now available. They are designated with a “New for 2018” 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 generally held at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month (except in January). See the Events link for a schedule. They are generally held in the Plant and Soil Sciences Building on the MSU campus (map) in either Room A149 or Room A155 (in the same hallway next to each other). 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.