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From the President, Ronald J. Smith

Wow, it's August already! I'm not sure where the summer went but it's certainly been beautiful!

Spring was a busy time for Detroit Garden Center members. Cheryl English started our growing season with a Landscaping With Native Plants workshop in late April. May offered members and non-members a very successful Spring Wildflower Walk on Belle Isle. It was a warm sunny day and the wildflowers were abundant. Later in May, 24 people...

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Alternatives For Girls Summer Program

The six week Rise n Shine Summer Gardening Program at AFG went very smoothly.

Volunteers worked with girls ages 7-8 on Tuesdays and 9-10 year old girls on Wednesdays. An average of 25 girls attended the weekly gardening program. Some of the activities with the girls were:...

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Winter Gardening Seminar

January 23, 2016

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Annual Luncheon Meeting and Program

January 10, 2016

The Winter Bulletin will include registration, lunch and program information.

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What is Causing the Decline in Bee Population?

As many gardeners know, honeybees are an integral part of the life cycle of many plants by providing cross pollination for...

Native Plantings Site Volunteers Needed

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 9:00am - Noon

Volunteers are needed to plant natives and spread wood chips on the Dequindre Cut Native Planting Site. For your comfort, we will be working where there's not much of an incline. Parking is available in the gated parking lot next to the site. Entrance to the parking lot is on Woodbridge St. just east of Orleans St. Once you are there someone will open the gate for you. Bring gloves if you have them.

Please call the Detroit Garden Center 313-259-6363 or email to let us know you plan on volunteering. Water and light snacks will be provided.

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Elmwood Cemetery Tree & History Tour

Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Elmwood ImageJoin the Detroit Garden Center for a guided tree and history tour of the Elmwood Cemetery. This popular event is always a highlight for the Detroit Garden Center's program year. Back by popular demand are Cheryl English, Advanced Master Gardener and Garden Writer and Chancey Miller, Elmwood historian. Once again they will team up to identify some of the over 80 species of trees and to share the history of Michigan's leading citizens interred in the cemetery. Considered one of the top ten historical cemeteries in the United States, Elmwood is a fine example of the Rural Cemetery Movement....

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Annual Holiday Gathering

Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Candy Cane Usher in the holiday season with your Detroit Garden Center friends and guests at the Garden Center Office in the Vigliotti Building on E. Jefferson Ave. on Sunday, December 6, 2015, 2:00 - 4:00 pm.

Members are encouraged to invite a guest. Bring an hors d' oeuvre, entrée, or dessert to share. Beverages will be furnished. Once again the Detroit Garden Center board and members are looking forward to the delicious foods that fill the tables every year!


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