Thursday, June 3, 2010

Gardening events in Oakland County

Some of these events are from an article by Karen Workman in The Oakland Press: Week of water-related events.

A spring Plant Sale is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at the Michigan State University Tollgate Education Center, 28115 Meadowbrook Road. A variety of plant selections will be available for purchase and master gardeners will be at the event to answer garden-related questions. Funds raised will be used for the development and maintenance of the Tollgate Education Center gardens. For more information, visit[cq] or call 248-347-3860, ext. 251.

The Ortonville Creekfest will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 5 in downtown Ortonville. Family activities, information on keeping waterways clean and environmentally friendly crafts and activities will take place.

Native Plant Festival, National Trails Day & A Sense of Place Plant Sale will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 5 at the Paint Creek Cider Mill, 4480 Orion Road, Oakland Township. A potting demonstration, trail tours, children’s crafts, educational sessions and more will be available. Contact Heather Huffstutler at 248-601-2816.

Volunteers can help improve the habitat along the stream at the Lloyd A. Stage Nature Center, 6685 Coolidge Highway in Troy, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 5. River debris removal, invasive plant removal, putting wood chips on trails and more is planned. Call 248-524-3567.

Home Composting & Healthy Garden Demonstrations will be from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 12 at the SOCWA Garden Area located near the camel exhibit at the Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak. SOCWA Master Composters will demonstrate how to make and use compost for a healthy garden. Call 248-546-5818 or e-mail

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