In addition to these popular topics, Susan can also create custom programs. Please email her at michiganherbs007@me.com

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READING YOUR LANDSCAPE
Nature-friendly landscapes are people friendly landscapes. Let nature be your guide and learn to plant or encourage what would naturally want to grow in your yard and neighborhood. Discover how to identify and manage valuable natural elements in your backyard and beyond that contribute to earth friendly communities by attracting beneficial insects, birds, and other wildlife.

GROWING HERBS FOR PLEASURE AND PURPOSE
From ground cover to canopy, herbs have something of value to offer humans and wildlife alike. Useful and easy to grow plants, herbs do not need to be limited to a particular garden area. The focus of this program is how to use native and non-native herbs to create beautiful multifunctional landscapes that blend with your gardening aspirations, family interests and the nature of the site.

THYMELY TIPS AND SAGE ADVICE
Drying and preserving your herbal harvest for health, flavoring and fragrance Topics include blending herb seasonings, vinegars, drinks, fragrant potpourris and natural cleaning products. Samples and recipe handouts are included in this presentation.

MAGICAL MOONS & SEASONAL CIRCLES
Magical Moons and Seasonal Circles follow nature’s annual cycles according to Algonquin full moon names, demonstrating how phenology, seasonal weather patterns, and climate affect the life cycles and interactions of common native plants, animals, and insects living in our backyards and local communities.

NATIVE TREASURES: TALES FROM THE PLANT KINGDOM
Prairies and savannas are a rare and unique part of Michigan’s natural legacy. Today these dynamic and varied communities have nearly vanished. This presentation chronicles the process of restoring a natural landscape. The native plants, insects and wildlife that have developed and co-evolved over centuries within this ecosystem play the starring roles in this exciting tale of restoration, preservation, and celebration.

GROWING HERBS IN CONTAINERS
Not all, but many herbs easily thrive in containers.

Learn the tips and tricks on how to grow herbs for use and delight in containers successfully. Container styles and materials, potting mixes, fertilization, and watering requirements will be covered.

 

Learn more & schedule your program! Please email Susan at michiganherbs007@me.com