General Meeting Speaker Handouts

Pest Management in the Organic Vegetable Garden

with Will Jaquinde March 10, 20214 Will Jaquinde discusses techniques for pest management in the organic vegetable garden. .PDF Flyer for notes / presentation. The presentation was 1.25 hours under the VMS Category Food: General Gardens


with Noah Goldstein Noah Goldstein from Michigan Aquaponics will discuss sustainable food systems related to aquaponics and how to implement a functional aquaponics system. The field of aquaponics was created through the combination of aquaculture and hydroponics, in which animals and plants live skymiotically in a recirculating system wher water flows in a closed-loop. This …

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Sustainable Landscaping

with Holly Kaiser October 13, 2020 Holly Kaiser will discuss sustainable practices that can be used in landscape design. VMS category is Community: Beautification: Public Areas

Butterflies in your backyard

with Mary Ellen VanSlembrouck September 8, 2020 Mary Ellen is an Advanced Master Gardener and Smart Gardener with Macomb County.  Her yard is certified as a Monarch Waystation through Monarch Watch, a Butterfly Garden through the North American Butterfly Association and a Pollinator Habitat with the Xerces Society. She is also a volunteer at the …

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Designing your garden

With Jan Bills Jan Bills is the author of Late Bloomer, a certified landscape designer, advanced master gardener, entrepreneur, and contributing writer for State-by-State Gardening magazine. After a successful career in the corporate world, she made a major life reassessment and followed her heart: She traded in her heels for Wellies and started the Detroit-area …

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“Heirloom Vegetables” – Mary Gerstenberger

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 …

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Smart Gardening from a Commercial Greenhouse Point of View

Presented by Greg Michalak The June meeting was recorded – you may watch it on YouTube. There was no handout for this meeting but here is the link referenced.

New Annuals and Perennials for 2020

Presented by George Papadelis3301 John RTroy, MI 48083(248) 689-8735 The May Meeting was recorded and we have a handout for you to use so you don’t have to take notes. HANDOUT Winners from 2019: Alstroemeria MulanThese spectacular plants were bred for pot culture but make outstanding bedding plants and cut flowers…sometimes perennial. Full Sun …

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