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Interview Etiquette- Thursday, April 23
4:30-6:00 pm $15 per student

Help teens learn tricks and tips of how to stand out in the crowd and better prepare for a successful interview for an upcoming job or scholarship. Instructor Joanna Stelloh Phelps will spend time preparing students to gain confidence and poise. Class intended for high school juniors and seniors.

Garden Education Day- Saturday, May 2 
9-3:00 pm $40 per person

In a partnership with the Manor House Rose and Thistle Garden Club and Michigan Garden Clubs we present, "Making A World of Difference- Choices Matter".

This year Garden Education Day will focus on how gardeners big and small can make a large difference on the world in the way they use their property. Topics for the day-long course include:

  • "Sharing the Land: A ten year saga of living on the ridge" by Dr. Mike Klug and Carol Klug.
  • Growing a simple salad container garden, by Sherri Snyder owner of Gull Lake Landscape Company.
  • Making the Best Choices for Insect & Disease Management, by Linda Whitlock, Consumer Horticulture & Master Gardener Volunteer Program Coordinator of MSU Extension, Kalamazoo County.
  • Hands-on diagnostic tour of the KBS grounds, by John Stone Academic Specialist, MSU Department of Entomology

 Cooking Classes
Located at Kellogg Bird Sanctuary's Spruce Lodge

Spring Soups and Salads- Tuesday, May 5
6-8:00pm $40 per person

This demonstration-style class by instructor Joanna Stelloh Phelps will teach students to make spring and summer soups and salads using a combination of fresh ingredients and pantry staples. Instruction includes tasting and recipes.

Hearty Soups and Stews- Tuesday, September 22
6-8:00 pm $40 per person

Fall is the perfect time to learn to prepare comforting foods. Instruction includes tasting and recipes. Enjoy the warmth of the fireplace while learning to create flavorful soups and stews using a combination of fresh fall flavors and staples from your pantry.

Floral Wreath Classes

Join us at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary’s Spruce Lodge as we host Sherri Snyder of Gull Lake Landscape Company.
Located at Kellogg Bird Sanctuary's Spruce Lodge

Birdfeeder Fall Swag -Monday, October 19
6-9pm $40 per person.

Sherri will help you create a beautiful, outdoor swag offering several treats for your feathered friends. Using natural and locally grown items, it will accent any outdoor décor throughout the fall season.

Boxwood Wreath Class -Thursday, November 19 
6-9pm $45 per person.

Boxwood is a gorgeous broad-leaved evergreen that is used in Williamsburg-style wreaths. This wreath can be displayed before Thanksgiving, and with the addition of a bow, will add to your Christmas decoration as well.

Bird Lover's Wreath - Tuesday, December 8
6-9pm $45 per person.

Paticipants will help you create a beautiful wreath using a variety of mixed evergreens, birdseed accents and a natural birdhouse gourd that can be used outdoors for seasonal enjoyment by our feathered friends.

Winter Season Container Garden Class - Monday, December 14
6-9pm $45 per person.

This class will teach you to create a paper mache container stuffed with freshly cut local greens, bright stems, berries and other materials. When filled, it can accent pots and window boxes or be used as a stand-alone pot.

Floral classes include seasonal soup and bread, coffee, spiced tea and bottled water.

Floral Wreath Classes are offered at Spruce Lodge located at Kellogg Bird Sanctuary.

**a 10% discount will apply to classes if attendee is a member of the Bird Sanctuary.

Seats are limited, so book soon!

For more information or to reserve your seat, email conference@kbs.msu.edu or call 269-671-2400.