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Garden Education Day- Saturday, April 26, 2014


Pre-registration required by Wednesday, April 23.
9am-4pm Kellogg Biological Station main campus

$40.00 per person includes four classes and lunch. 

Presenters and topics include: 

  • Inviting birds into your yard by Joyce Leppard, Audobon Society of Kalamazoo.
  • Plant science 101 by Sherri Snyder, owner Gull Lake Landscape Company 
  • The Importance of Native Plants Cathy and Mike McMinn, operators of Treecology native plant nursery, will speak about the necessity of native plants in a healthy, wildlife-supporting landscape.
  • Native Plants in your Backyard by Dr. Michael Klug, former MSU faculty and KBS Director
  • Soil: The Web of Life in Your Hands by Tom Small, co-author of the book Using Native Plants to Restore Community in Southwest Michigan and Beyond, a co-founder of the Kalamazoo Area Chapter of Wild Ones, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Wildflower Assn. of Michigan.

Spend the day listening to a variety of gardening topics where presenters will address new trends, environmental studies and special interests. These classes will meet the requirements to fulfill Master Gardner education credits.

Culinary Basics of Kitchen & Food Safety to Encourage Healthy Eating-

Wednesday, April 23- Wednesday, May 21
6-8 pm Spruce Lodge

$70.00 per class (10% discount per class when registering for all five classes)

Enjoy a five week course involving hands-on learning and cooking at least one recipe. Students are not required to attend all sessions in the first set of classes and are able to choose classes “a la carte.” However, classes do build upon the previous class; therefore, those with less culinary and/or nutrition experience are encouraged to attend multiple classes from the start.

Classes taught by Chef, Stephanie Hughes and Nutritionist, Kelly Norman co-owners of Sustainable Bites.

Wednesday, April 23- CANCELLED

Wednesday, April 30- Nutrition Overview

Wednesday, May 7- Nutrition In Detail

Wednesday, May 14-Sustainability

Wednesday, May 21- Seasonal Foods

Register by calling 269-671-2400 or email conference@kbs.msu.edu

Harvest Soups and Stews- Tuesday, September 23, 2014
6-8pm at Kellogg Bird Sanctuary's Spruce Lodge

$45.00 per person

This demonstration style class will showcase some of fall's best offerings and teach you to make butternut squash soup, Greek minestrone and homemade applesauce.

Register by calling 269-671-2400 or emailing conference@kbs.msu.edu

Floral Wreath Classes-
Located at Kellogg Bird Sanctuary's Spruce Lodge

Fall Wreath Workshop -October 6, 2014 
6-8pm
$40 per person

Create a beautiful wreath that can be displayed through Thanksgiving using natural materials and corn tassels with guidance from expert designer, Sherri Snyder of Gull Lake Landscape Co. All materials will be provided, bringing shears or sharp pruners is recommended

Fall Swag - October 8, 2014 
6-8pm. $40 per person.

Create a beautiful swag that can be displayed horizontally or vertically using natural materials. These gorgeous swags are a beautiful addition to your indoor or outdoor décor. Used indoors, the sways will last one year.

Holiday Wreath Workshop - December 2, 2014

Create a beautiful round wreath with a variety of luxurious, mixed evergreens and a bow that can proudly be displayed throughout the holiday season with guidance from expert designer, Sherri Snyder of Gull Lake Landscape Co. All materials will be provided, bringing shears or sharp pruners is recommended, as well as nitrile type garden gloves.

Holiday Arrangment- December 17, 2014
6-8pm.$40 per person.
Floral arrangements add natural beauty to your décor, as well as provide an excellent hostess gift. Learn how to make this easy, long lasting floral arrangement that can be used throughout the holiday season. All materials will be provided, but bringing sharp pruners is recommended.

Floral classes include seasonal soup and bread, coffee, spiced tea and bottled water. Guests may bring their own alcoholic beverage. These classes start at 6:00 p.m.

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.