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From the President, Ronald J. Smith

It's hard to believe that we are wrapping up the DGC's activities for 2014. Our last event, the Holiday Gathering on December 14th, is going to be very special this year. We will be honoring Barbara Hayes. Barbara was the manager/director of the Detroit Garden Center for many years. I hope that you and your friends will join us to express our sincere gratitude for her many years of service and the many friendships she developed during her leadership at the Detroit Garden Center.

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Time to Renew Your Membership

The membership year is from January 1st - December 31st. Renewal letters were mailed earlier this month. If you have misplaced your membership renewal envelope, please complete the Membership Form in this Newsletter and mail it today! In addition, are you looking for a wonderful "Holiday Gift"? How about giving a friend or relative a membership to the Detroit Garden Center? Introduce someone to the joy of gardening and the Detroit Garden Center....

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Alternatives For Girls - Update

The summer gardening activities with the Rise & Shine Program were another huge success this year. Volunteers worked with girls, ages 4 - 10 years old, for 6 weeks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The girls became very good at weeding the many raised beds and watering the vegetables, flowers and herbs growing in the gardens....

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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...

Chapeaux et Chocolat!

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Herb Society

Chapeaux et Chocolat!

Hosted by the Grosse Pointe Unit, Herb Society of America

Wear your favorite hat and join us for a delightful Afternoon Tea...

... followed by an entertaining and educational lecture presented by "Doc Choc"* who will enlighten us with the history, flavors, and surprising facts about our favorite flavor.

* Patrick Fields, Ph.D

You and your favorite hat may be selected for a prize!

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Valet Parking, An Afternoon Tea of Savories & Sweets

Community Center, Grosse Pointe Farms Pier Park (at Moross & Lakeshore)
350 Lakeshore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, 48236

$40.00 per person, Advance Reservations Only!
Seating is limited! Reservations must be made by March 10, 2015

Print Flyer / Registration Form ->

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Wilcox Garden Trowels

Wilcox TrowelThe Detroit Garden Center has just restocked the famous and professional quality Wilcox stainless steel trowels.

The trowels will be available for purchase at the Holiday Gathering on December 14th at the Detroit Garden Center Office on E. Jefferson Ave. in the Vigliotti Building. The DGC sells 7 different size trowels.

They make great gifts for your gardening friends!


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