Sunday, April 8, 2012

Garden happenings in Oakland County

Healthy Lawn Workshop is 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19 at Oak Park Community Center, 14300 Oak Park Blvd., Room B, Oak Park. Featured speaker is Gary Eichen, Bioturf manager, Mike's Tree Surgeon's Inc. Register at 248-691-7497 or email

Buy garden compost, made from grass, leaves, and woodchips by the SOCRRA, Southeastern Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority. Free to residents of SOCRRA communities, non residents pay $5 per cubic yard, (minimum $15). Loaded by bucket loader at SOCRRA's Yard Waste Compost Site, 1741 School Road. For information and times to pick up, call 248-288-5150 or visit

Don't Guess...Soil Test! is offered by participating garden center stores in cooperation with SOCWA, the Southeastern Oakland County Water Authority and the Soil Nutrient Testing Laboratory, Michigan State University through Sunday, April 29.
It is $25 per sample, includes lab analysis of soil plus organic matter test and delivery. Fertilizer recommendations are mailed or emailed.
The package price includes pH, lime requriement, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium testing.
For more information, call 248-288-5150 or visit

City of Auburn Hills Perennial Exchange is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at River Woods Park. For more information, visit or call 248-364-6946.

Auburn Hills Farmers' Market 3 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning June 7 at Auburn and Squirrel Road, behind Duffy's.

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