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  1. 2019 Northwest Michigan Orchard & Vineyard Show

    January 15, 2019, 8:00 AM - January 16, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Grand Traverse Resort

    Pre-registration is now open! Exhibit hall will feature vendors of orchard and vineyard equipment and supplies, commodity organizations, and other exhibitors. Both Tuesday and Wednesday will offer a variety of topics relating to research and information on tart cherries, sweet cherries, apples, and wine grapes addressing both production and marketing. Tuesday’s sessions will conclude with a social hour. The Fruit Industry Luncheon and the Grape Luncheon will be held on Tuesday; Wednesday’s general Cherry and Apple sessions will open with the annual meeting of the Cherry Marketing Institute, followed by their luncheon, which is free to cherry growers if they pre-register with Cherry Marketing Institute by phone 517-669-4264 or by email at Co-sponsored by the Grand Traverse Fruit Growers’ Council, Michigan State University Extension and AgBioResearch, Cherry Marketing Institute, Parallel 45, and the MSU Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center.

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  2. Become a Master Gardener! MSU Extension Class Registration

    January 16, 2019, All Day @ Online Registration

    The MSU Extension Master Gardener Program connects gardeners across the state to MSU‘s faculty and resources. Participants have access to information generated at one of the nation’s top plant science teaching and research universities and the chance to use this knowledge to improve their communities and enrich lives. 14 session curriculum provides horticulture training on everything you need to manage a landscape - soil science, integrated pest management, diagnostics, annuals and perennials, woody ornamentals, lawns, vegetables, small fruits, tree fruits and gardening for water conservation. You will then have 1 year to complete 40 hours of service to earn your Master Gardener certification. Through volunteer activities, you will educate others in your local community on the gardening practices you have learned! You can work with kids on a school garden, participate in a diagnostic clinic, teach others how to garden, beautify community spaces or any number of other activities.

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