Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Eco-friendly gardening workshop offered at retreat

Manresa Jesuit Retreat House will host The Master's Garden, a day-long workshop on eco-friendly gardening, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 13 at 1390 Quarton Road in Bloomfield Hill. The following speakers will give presentations: 
Janet Macunovich, of Michigan Gardener: “Earthwise Gardening”
 Rick Vespa, WXYZ-TV's Home Gardener: “It’s All About Balance”
Mike Stafford, Cranbrook Institute of Science: “The Disappearing Honey Bee”
Cyndi Ross, Friends of the Rouge: “Planting with Natives”

Fr. Bernie Owens, SJ, Manresa: “Spirituality of Creation”

The event includes lunch, entertainment, access to stroll Manresa’s 39-acre grounds, tour of the retreat house and marketplace, raffle, riverside demonstrations and gardening experts. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the entrance and can be ordered online at www.manresa-sj.org.
For more information, contact Rita Tinetti, Development Director, Manresa Jesuit Retreat House at rtinetti@manresa-sj.org or 248-644-4933 ext. 15.

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