Home gardening questions? Call 1-888-678-3464
Office: Home Gardening Questions? Call 1-888-678-3464; Direct Line: 989-362-3449
420 W. Lake Street
P.O. Box 599
Tawas City, MI 48764
Health and Nutrition Institute; Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute
Have a question about gardening, residential/home horticulture or consumer horticulture? Call 1-888-678-3464. Or, submit your questions electronically by visiting https://ask.extension.org/ask.MSU Extension Educator in both the Health & Nutrition Institute and Agriculture & Agribusiness Institute.
I specialize in the following:
1. SNAP-Ed statewide programming, specializing in Healthcare Partnerships, Adult Nutrition/Garden Curricula, and Food Volunteers.
2. Consumer Horticulture Educator, supporting Master Gardeners in Northeast Lower Michigan and the Smart Gardening Program.
3. Bridging the gaps between Healthy Living, Fresh Food and Gardening.
My background: BS/MS in Biology from Oakland University; PhD in Fisheries/Wildlife from MSU. Former positions: Fisheries Research Biologist (MDNR); General Biology/Sustainable Ecosystems Instructor (North Central Michigan College); Events and Education Coordinator at a Michigan Nursery/Landscape Company; Professional Journal Editor.
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