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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 sin-cere 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...


DGC Annual Luncheon Meeting & Program

Sunday, January 11, 2015, 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Held in the
Belle Isle Nature Zoo Auditorium

Program presented by:

Sam Lovall, Project Manager, Friends of the Detroit River
Habitat Restoration on Belle Isle
  • 12:30 p.m. Luncheon
  • 1:30 p.m. Meeting
  • 2:00 p.m. Program

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DGC Annual Winter Gardening Seminar

Saturday, January 31, 2015, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

You are invited to the 24th Annual Winter Gardening Seminar, held in Historic Trinity Lutheran Church, Huegli Auditorium, 1345 Gratiot, Detroit.

The Saturday series offers the 2 presentations, morning refreshments, a delicious lunch, along with snacks and beverages, plus vendors for shopping.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the first session begins at 9:00 a.m. Fees: Members: $50.00 and Non-Members: $55.00

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Trowels

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!