Connecting a Community of Gardeners Through Learning

What is MGANM?

The Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan (MGANM) is a chapter of the Michigan Master Gardener Association.    We are a group of Michigan State University Extension Master Gardeners, Master Gardener Trainees and Community Gardeners who love to learn and share our knowledge.  We promote the horticultural education activities of MSU Extension.

Upcoming events

    • January 09, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom - To Be Sent Later
    • 100

    Join the Master Gardener Association of Northwestern Michigan and Dr.Joshua Vander Weide of MSU for an evening Zoom presentation about growing blueberries and strawberries in your backyard. He will discuss strategies to improve the quality and flavor, establish new plant, and large-scale indoor production. Plus, he will discuss some of the challenges and rewards to home growing of blueberries and strawberries.

    About Your Speaker: Dr. Joshua Vander Weide

    Joshua Vander Weide is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Horticulture at Michigan State University. He earned his PhD. from Michigan State University in 2020, and served as a Fellow at the University of British Columbia Wine Research Center until 2022. His background is in wine grape horticulture and production, but currently his lab studies berry crop horticulture and production, specifically blueberries and strawberries. This includes strategies to improve the quality and flavor of berries, new plant establishment, and large-scale indoor controlled production.

Past events

November 05, 2023 Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Lunch
October 03, 2023 Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy Facility Tour and Planting of Natives
September 12, 2023 The Value and Construction of Green Roofs with Nate Griswold of Inhabitect
August 08, 2023 Potluck Picnic and Tour at The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park
June 27, 2023 Tour at Maple Bay Farm
June 06, 2023 Climate Change: Extinction in our Backyards
May 02, 2023 Ticks and Prevention
April 15, 2023 Welcome Back to the Garden!
March 25, 2023 Hands on Pruning with Dr. Schutzki
February 06, 2023 From the Fields to Front Yard
November 06, 2022 Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Lunch/Dinner
October 04, 2022 Reading and understanding soil tests
September 06, 2022 Planting Native Trees and Shrubs in Neighborhood Places
August 02, 2022 Gardening for Butterflies
July 19, 2022 Field Trip Leelanau Specialty Cut Flowers - SOLD OUT
June 07, 2022 Forage Sustainably
May 03, 2022 Starting a Cut Flower Garden with Michelle Shackelford
April 05, 2022 Choosing Shrubs for 3 Seasons with Brian Zimmerman
March 01, 2022 The Importance of Natural Shorelines
February 01, 2022 Improving Soil Health in Your Garden
January 04, 2022 Invasive Insects of Michigan Trees
November 07, 2021 2021 Master Gardener Volunteer Recognition Event
September 07, 2021 Seed Collection and Germination
August 03, 2021 Viticulture 101 Presentation and Vineyard Tour at Shady Lane Cellars Winery
July 06, 2021 Labyrinth Tour at the Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park
June 01, 2021 Top Plants for Insect Habitat
May 04, 2021 A Resilient Garden
April 06, 2021 Backyard Conservation
March 02, 2021 Plants Used by Native Americans
February 02, 2021 Seed Starting
January 05, 2021 Composting and Biochar
November 08, 2020 2020 Master Gardener Volunteer Recognition Event
October 06, 2020 Designing with Woody Ornamentals
August 04, 2020 Citizen science, bees, and biochar in downtown TC
June 17, 2020 Ferntastic
June 16, 2020 June Board Meeting
May 05, 2020 Gardening for Water Quality
April 07, 2020 Hot Plants for 2020
March 03, 2020 Growing Herbs
February 04, 2020 Invasive Species in the Garden and On the Horizon
January 07, 2020 Plant Diagnostics
November 03, 2019 2019 Master Gardener Volunteer Recognition Dinner
October 08, 2019 Board Meeting
October 01, 2019 Houseplants in Winter
September 03, 2019 Designing with Native Grasses
August 13, 2019 Board Meeting
August 06, 2019 Tour of Harbor View Lavender Farm
July 18, 2019 Friendly Garden Walk
June 04, 2019 Supporting Our Pollinators
May 15, 2019 Spring Wildflowers of the Forest
April 02, 2019 Growing Together Initiative
March 05, 2019 Creating a Rain Garden with Native Plants
February 05, 2019 American Chestnuts and Hypovirulence
January 08, 2019 Status: Invasive Species in Northwest Michigan
November 04, 2018 2018 Master Gardener Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

Become a member

The Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan is open to all who want to learn.  We have three types of membership.  The first is Certified Extension Master Gardeners, people who have gone through the Master Gardener course with Michigan State Extension Services.  The second type is Community Gardener for those interested in horticulture and perhaps interested in becoming a Master Gardener (or were in the past), and Master Gardener Trainees.

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Learn more

Master Gardeners work on Projects in the following areas

  • Community Beautification
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Food Security
  • Youth Gardening 

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Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, 

as a chapter of the Michigan Master Gardener Association.  8527 E Governmental Center Drive, Suite 107, Suttons Bay. Michigan , 49682

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