Develop your gardening knowledge and skills. Participation is a combination of informational presentations and hands-on experience. Janet Macunovich, master gardener and designer of our Children's Sensory Garden, serves as our 'crew chief" for the the gardening work bees, a great learning experience. She also is a presenter at many meetings or, through her vast network of contacts, connects us with knowledgeable presenters on a variety of topics.
No cost to participate beyond your time and efforts and work bees in the gardens on Library grounds. Attendance is open to non-members too!
Wednesday, June 14, 4:30p-8:00p
Part 1: Work bee in the Children's Sensory Garden, 4:30p-6:00p;
Part 2: Presentation by Brenda Dziedzic, "Butterflies in the Garden," 6:30p-8:00p
Work bee leader: Janet Macunovich We should be adding annuals to the beds at our June work bee. Bring the gardening gear for this hands-on event.
Part 2: Brenda is the author of "Learn About Butterflies in the Garden", owner of Brenda's Butterfly Habitat, a Co-founder and past president of Southeast Michigan Butterfly Association (SEMBA), a Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist for Monarch Watch, a member of Association For Butterflies (AFB), North American Butterfly Association (NABA), and Wildflower Association of Michigan (WAM). She is an Advanced Master Gardener and was awarded "Master Gardener of the Year 2007" for Wayne County by Michigan State University Extension.
Meeting dates for 2017
Monthly on the second Wednesday. During the growing season the meetings begin at 4:30p with a work bee in the Garden or on the grounds of the Library. The second half of the meeting is time for networking and an informational presentation on a topic of interest. November through March meetings begin at 6:00p and consist of the networking and education elements.
JUL 12, 4:30p-8:00p First half of meeting is a gardening work bee. Education topic: TBD
AUG 9, 4:30p-8:00p First half of meeting is a gardening work bee. Education topic: TBD
SEP 13, 4:30p-8:00p First half of meeting is a gardening work bee. Education topic: TBD
OCT 11, 4:30p-8:00p First half of meeting is a gardening work bee. Education topic: TBD
NOV 8, 6:00p-8:00p Education topic: TBD
DEC 13, 6:00p-8:00p Education topic: TBD
2017 Children's Craft Programs
Making Bird Feeders for the Garden
Nature during winter can make it hard for animals to find food. Several kids joined us on Sunday, February 12th to make bird feeders - one for the birds in the Library's garden and one to take home for your the birds in their yard.
Making Scarecrows for the Garden
Scarecrows have a long history in our gardens. We had a lot of fun learning about this and making a scarecrow for our gardens at home.