Master Gardener

Programs and Events

Learn More About the Master Gardener Program:

Volunteer Management System (VMS) for Master Gardeners to enter their hours, learn about upcoming programs and events, share photos, and stay in touch with other Master Gardeners.

Michigan Master Gardener Association information:

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.

2015 General Membership Meeting Dates:

March 16 at 7 p.m. at River Street Flowerland on River Street in Comstock

May 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Prince of Peace Church on Milham Avenue in Portage.  We will begin with a potluck at 6:30 p.m., speaker will follow at 7 p.m. and meeting will close with a plant exchange.

President:  Flo Friender  329-3275 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Vice President (Programs):  Patti Pittman  366-4554 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 
Secretary:  Leslie Mars  425-2036 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Treasurer:  Shawn Willis 720-5712 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Membership:  Kathy Bielecki  352-5924 or  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Newsletter:  Bob & Miriam Bauserman 353-3280 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Director:: Arleigh Smyrnois 375-8267 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Master Gardener Program Coordinator: Linda Whitlock, 383-8815 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Master Gardener Support

Kalamazoo Master Gardeners thank their generous community partners.  If your non-profit would like the assistance of  Master Gardener Volunteers, please download a request form.

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

Be alert for these invasive pests and deadly diseases:

Please report sightings of these invasive pests to the Midwest Invasive Species Information Network.

Other pests you may encounter:

Diseases and insects affecting evergreen trees:


Still have a gardening question? Contact the Master Gardener Helpline at 269-384-8056, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or at 888-678-3464 for answers.


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