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MSU Extension-Oakland
1200 N. Telegraph Road
Building 26 East, 2nd floor
Pontiac, MI 48341
Phone:   248-858-0880
Fax:       248-858-1477
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Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status.

Welcome to MSU Extension-Oakland County

Welcome to MSU Extension - Oakland

MSU Extension is a statewide network that serves all Michigan counties.  Extension is charged with understanding the issues and opportunities of each county and its unique communities.  We work in partnership with other local organizations and agencies to plan and implement research-based educational programming that addresses the issues and challenges and takes advantage of the opportunities.  Please explore our web site and let us know your suggestions and how we can assist you!


News for Oakland County Residents

April 14, 21, May 5, 2014:  Our Changing Climate - An Evening Educational Series 
This series is designed to engage interested Michigan citizens and leaders in understanding the latest climate change research in the Great Lakes’ region.

April 26, 2014:  4-H Discovery Day
Ever wonder whether joining a 4-H club was the right fit for your child?  Join us for this family event -- open to the public -- that will provide make it-take it activities as well as animal demonstrations for children in a friendly atmosphere.  Information will be available about joining 4-H and exhibiting at the Oakland County Fair.  Held at Springfield Oaks Activity Center and barns in Davisburg.

April Landscape Tip:  Get ready for spring!
Did you know that lawn and garden plants require 18 nutrients for healthy growth?  These nutrients need to be replenished from time to time.  By having your soil tested you can learn which nutrients are present and which need to be added depending on the plant(s) you are trying to grow.  Avoid over-application of fertilizer that wastes money, reduces plant quality and pollutes streams, lakes and groundwater.  Learn more about testing your soil


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Creating An Eco-Friendly Landscape in Your Yard 
Join us for this free workshop on Monday, May 12, 2014 where you’ll learn how to design a garden with native plants and attract beneficial birds and butterflies while protecting water resources and managing storm water runoff.  Resource people will be available to help you design gardens just right for your home. This program is intended for those with little to no experience gardening with native plants. Pre-registration is required for this workshop being held 6:00- 8:30 pm at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center in Waterford. Click here to register  This workshop will be repeated on June 10th in Macomb County.