Programs and Events
- Are you interested in learning more about organic gardening? Class will be held on August 23 from 1 - 4 p.m. in Kalamazoo. View flyer for information.
- Join the fun at the Fall Garden Affair on September 13 from 10 a.m. to noon. Includes Tomato Taste-off, Parade of Scarecrows, Fresh Food Fair and more. Free and family-friendly. View flyer for more information.
Digging Deeper - Gardening Resources
- Gardening in Michigan
- The Garden Professors Blog
- eXtension Master Gardener Blog
- MSU Soil Test Kit
- Certified Arborists
Be alert for these invasive pests:
- Spotted wing drosophila, a small vinegar fly with the potential to damage many fruit crops.
- Oak Wilt, a potentially deadly disease of red oak trees
- Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, causing feeding damage in high value specialty crops including tomatoes, sweet peppers, raspberries, apples, peaches, pears and cherries as well as damage in corn and soybeans.
- Bed Bugs
Adopt a Habitattitude™ and do not release fish and plants from your water gardens into our native waterways where they can become aquatic invasive species. Learn more by reading these articles:
- Preventing the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species to Natural Waterways (Jane Herbert and Linda Whitlock, MSU Extension)
- Do not Release! (Jane Herbert and Linda Whitlock, MSU Extension)