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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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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

Gardening and All That Jazz
The most popular annual gardening conference in our area now has tickets available for the April 26th event.  Don't wait -- this is your chance to hear Allan Armitage in person!  A great Mother's Day gift idea.  


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 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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Garden Design 1-2-3
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.   
This 4-week course will take place on Saturdays from 9am- 1pm on May 3, 17, 31 and June 7, 2014 at the Oakland County Executive Office Conference Center in Waterford.
Questions? Contact Linda Smith, or 248-858-0887.
Registration is due by April 25th.