LOCAL EXPERT TO TALK ABOUT GARDENING FOR WATER QUALITY
Carolyn Thayer, owner of the Frankfort, Michigan based landscape design business Designs in Bloom, will speak on Gardening for Water Quality at the May 5 meeting of the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan. The meeting will be a Zoom presentation and a link to the meeting will be sent with the registration email..
Ms. Thayer has a Landscape Architecture degree from Michigan State University and has completed the Michigan Natural Shoreline Professional Training Certification Program. Over time her practice has evolved to focus on Michigan native plants, shoreline stewardship, and rain gardens. Her experience includes projects on both public and private lands. She is a founding member and past President of Plant It Wild. When not designing in winter, you can find Thayer at Crystal Mountain teaching skiing.
“Water is a topic for everyone. If you live on a body of water or not, all storm water runoff from residential property, business property, and roads flows to the lowest point which typically leads to our rivers and lakes. To keep our surface water clean we must filter storm water runoff at its source with permeable surfaces, rain gardens and shoreline buffer strips” says Thayer.
The Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan (MGANM) furthers the horticulture education activities of MSU Extension through monthly educational presentations. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month and are open to the public. A $5 donation from non-members is appreciated. For certified master gardeners meeting attendance earns credits toward volunteer and education hours. For more information visit mganm.org
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