Schedule online at Michigan.gov/pestexam or call 800-292-3939. Most study manuals are available at the Oakland County MSU Extension office; please call 248-858-0881 to check availability. March 29, 2014: Captivating Combinations - How to Artfully Combine Plants
Are your flower beds missing that quality that delights you as you gaze at them? If so, chances are the plant pairings are the reason for your dissatisfaction. The Captivating Combinations class will give you the information you need to make your flower beds really shine. Though the weather may not be spring-like quite yet, this 3-hour workshop will help you to see the changes you need to make in your flower beds to get the jump on making them beautiful! Contact: Linda Smith
April 9, 2014: Spice Up Your Garden with Herbs
Come join us on April 9th in Waterford to learn how to use herbs to spice up your garden! Janet Downey will teach you how to grow and use herbs to flavor your meals. Cost is $15 and advanced registration is required. Questions? Call 248-858-0887 or email Linda Smith.
April 26, 2014: Gardening and All That Jazz! Conference
Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming "Gardening and All That Jazz!" conference for new and experienced gardeners. Keynote speakers include nationally known writer Allan Armitage, as well as speakers discussing garden photography, native plants, and the seasonal use of shrubs. Early registration fee of $70 is due by March 15th. After March 1th Registration at the door is not available.
This is a 4-week how to series on garden design. The workshop will present the basic elements of design used in formal and informal gardens.
Participants will develop the necessary skills to layout garden beds and small landscape areas using the principles of design. There will be plenty of hands on exercises to help you understand the steps necessary to end up with a pleasing design for your landscape beds.
Questions? Contact Linda Smith
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Academy Online
Looking to learn more about integrated pest management (IPM)? Then check out the Integrated Pest Management Academy Online. These series of on-demand webinars, created by Michigan State University Extension, are designed to help Michigan growers identify pest management resources and understand IPM basics. Registration is not required and they are available for free. Simply visit http://bit.ly/ipmwebinars
at your convenience and view one or all of the prerecorded webinars. Viewers can earn up to four pesticide recertification credits. A computer with Internet connectivity, a web browser and speakers are required.