The Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City, MI

Plant Michigan, Plant Native

Garden Club Schools--Check out what is available for members and the general public!

Garden Club Schools are sponsored by both the National Garden Clubs, Inc. and the Michigan Garden Clubs, Inc.  Each school is open to garden members as well as the general public.  There are four different courses with each course usually lasting two days.  In order to attend a course, you must first register and pay the required fee for attending.  A variety of courses are offered throughout the year by various districts in Michigan.  You can find out more information by using the Michigan Garden Clubs, Inc. website.

REMEMBER:  You're never too old to learn!!!


Environmental Studies School, Course I
April 9 - 10, 2019    
Location: Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Midland MI   For more information, contact local Chair, Nancy Stark Higgins, 989-835-2394, nstark1801@aol.com 
or 
Registrar, Judy Page, 989-689-3420, dahliadame@centurytel.net  
Click here for Brochure and Registration Course 1



Environmental Study School is open to garden club members and all persons interested in the environment.  


Environmental Studies School is a series of four courses designed to stimulate interest and understanding in the environment. These encompass land conservation, land trust, water conservation, groundwater protection, air quality, energy awareness, litter, and recycling.




Hosted by Midland Garden Council


Landscape Design School, Course I
April 22 - 23, 2019 
Location:  Robinson Baptist Church, 12011 N. 1209th Ave, Grand Haven, MI   
For more information
 contact Andrea Anderson 616-837-3584 ghres@msn.com, Lynn Smith 616-690-0681, lgsmith223@gmail.com, or Monica Taylor 616-607-8264, jmtaylor1976@hotmail.com 
Registration




Landscape Design Study is open to garden club members and all persons interested in the history of and principles of landscape design.  In this course you will read and understand plans as well as design techniques that you can use in your home or in a municipal setting.   


The Landscape Design School courses (four in total) are designed for all those interested in expanding their knowledge of landscape design, use of plant materials, ecology, land utilization and developing a greater overall appreciation and understanding of their surroundings. The student will get on-site practice in evaluation of public and domestic design. Members of NGC clubs may receive the NGC Consultant certificate after fulfilling its requirements and may join the Michigan Landscape Design Consultants Council (provided the member’s club is affiliated with the NGC).




Gardening School, Course III
May 7 - 8, 2019
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, 6214 W. Monroe Road (Hwy M-50), Tipton, MI
For more information contact Marilyn Hartley-Kik. mkik@sbcglobal.net. 269-870-6367 
Registration



Course III: Factors That Influence Plant Growth; New Plant Development and Evaluation; Container Gardening – Outdoor; House Plant Basics; Teaching Tour of A Botanical Garden; (Supplemental Subject)


Course IV: Plant Classification and Nomenclature; Outdoor Identification of Plants; Specialized Styles of Gardening; Techniques for Growing Woody Ornamentals; Pruning Techniques; (Supplemental Subject)


Gardening Study School is comprised of 4 separate courses with optional exams.  Each course is designed to stimulate an interest in plants, increase understanding of plant growth, and learn a variety of propagation techniques.  You will learn about basic botany and soils, plant diseases and pests, growing vegetables, container gardening, pruning techniques, plant identification, growing fruits and woody ornamentals, and much more!

Environmental Studies School, Course II
October 15-16, 2019 
Location: Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Midland MI  
For more information, contact local Chair, Nancy Stark Higgins, 989-835-2394, nstark1801@aol.com 
or 
Registrar, Judy Page, 989-689-3420, dahliadame@centurytel.net  

Gardening School, Course IV
October 22-23, 2019
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, 6214 W. Monroe Road (Hwy M-50), Tipton, MI
For more information contact Marilyn Hartley-Kik. mkik@sbcglobal.net. 269-870-6367 

Landscape Design School, Course II
October 28 - 29, 2019 
Location:  Robinson Baptist Church, 12011 N. 1209th Ave, Grand Haven, MI   
For more information
 contact Andrea Anderson 616-837-3584 ghres@msn.com, Lynn Smith 616-690-0681, lgsmith223@gmail.com, or Monica Taylor 616-607-8264, jmtaylor1976@hotmail.com