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.
Learn More About the Master Gardener Program:
Visit Kalamazoo County Master Gardeners on Facebook
Get more information about the Master Gardener Volunteer Program in Michigan.
For information about the next Master Gardener class, visit http://mg.msue.msu.edu/become_a_master_gardener_volunteer/upcoming_training_classes
Michigan Master Gardener Association information:
- Facebook: Michigan Master Gardener Association, Inc.
- Website: www.michiganmastergardeners.org
Kalamazoo Master Gardener Association (KCMGA)
The Kalamazoo County Master Gardener Association (KCMGA) is a group of certified Master Gardeners who meet throughout the year for community service, education and social networking . The KCMGA also sponsors summer garden walks in the community showcasing a variety of gardens, both public and private.
General Membership Meeting Dates in 2014:
September 15, October 20, and November 17.
Master Gardener Support
Donations are welcomed to offset the costs to operate the Kalamazoo County Master Gardener program. Donation forms are available online or you may contact Linda Whitlock, Coordinator, for more information.
Digging Deeper - Gardening Information
- Gardening in Michigan
- The Garden Professors Blog
- eXtension Master Gardener Blog
- MSU Soil Test Kit
- Certified Arborists
What can you do to protect our environment? Adopt a Habitattitude™ and do not release fish and plants from your water gardens into our native waterways. 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)
Be on the 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