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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

Summer Activities for Youth - College Visits and Pre-College Programs
Interested in attending college after high school?  Consider taking a college visit or participating in a pre-college program during the summer.

Poison ivyJuly Landscape Tip:  Poison Ivy
"Leaves of three, let it be!"  This simple ditty can come in real handy when trying to avoid contact with poison ivy.  Many people become exposed to poison ivy inadvertently since it can grow in shrub and perennial borders as well as along stream banks, roadways, fencerows and woodlands.  Knowing how to identify and control it are the best defenses against accidental contact.  More

Planting garden center flowers is good for bees and other beneficial insects
The discovery of neonicotinoid insecticide in leaves and flowers of some garden center plants should not stop you from buying and planting flowers because the benefit to bees far outweighs the potential risk.

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Advanced Garden Design

Sept 13-20-27, 2014

This Saturday morning series takes the participant through a successive series of training stages from simple to advanced garden design planning techniques.  Develop skills in the layout of garden beds and small landscape areas using the principles of floral harmony, balance and color for formal and informal gardens. 
Contact:  MSU Extension-Oakland,248-858-0881.  
Click here to register online.