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Backyard Conservation

  • April 06, 2021
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • zoom meeting


  • current year member of MGANM
  • Suggested $5 donation for non-member attendee.

Learn About the Importance of Preserving/Creating Biological Diversity in Your Backyard

Advanced Master Gardener Cheryl Gross will present steps gardeners can take to provide habitat, food and improve soil for beneficial insects and birds by using native plants.  She believes that how we garden and what we do in our yards can significantly impact some environmental threats. Cheryl has extensive knowledge of native plants and grasses. Her own garden is a beautiful mix of grasses, native plants, trees and shrubs. 

About the Presenter: Cheryl Gross holds an Advanced Master Gardener Certification. She was the editor of the Real Dirt from 2013-2018 and has served as Vice President on the MGANM Board. Cheryl is currently president of Plant It Wild, A Michigan native plant organization based in Benzie and Manistee counties. She has a BS and MA in Organizational Communication; and is passionate about Michigan native plants. 

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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