The VMS Category for presentation is: Food – General Gardens.
Mary Gerstenberger is the retired Consumer Horticulture Coordinator for MSU Extension in Macomb County. She writes the “Vegetable Patch” section for the Michigan Gardener Magazine. Her degree from Wayne State University is in Biology with her core studies in Botany. Her experience in gardening began with helping her grandfather on a small seven acre farm and continues today working in her own garden. The “Heirloom Vegetables” presentation will cover the definition of an heirloom, their benefits and drawbacks, and some interesting heirlooms to grow.