Mid-Mitten Chapter will be meeting generally at the Chippewa Nature Center in Midland. Dates and times of meetings will vary. Please go to Mid-Mitten Chapter Calendarwebpages for further information.
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Feb 20, 2016 (Sat)
Dow Gardens Know and Grow Seminar
This seminar is held at Bullock Creek High School from 8 am until 3 pm. The Mi-Mitten Chapter has a table display during this seminar. Volunteers are needed to man the table. If you would like to help for a couple of hours please contact Karol Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb 28, 2016 (Sun)
Small House Farms Seed Swap
Small House Farms is teaming up with Creative 360's Community Garden to bring you their second annual seed swap! This is the perfect chance to share your extra seeds and take home a few new ones to plant this spring. We'll also have a number of speakers to discuss the importance of seed saving as well as share a variety of simple techniques to save your own seeds at home. This event is open to everyone; from the seasoned heirloom seed collector to those just entering the world of gardening. Just bring yourself, some seeds, and some small baggies to take your new goodies home Mid-Mitten will have a table at this event. The event is at 360's 1517 Bayliss St. address in Midland. The event is held from 1-3 pm
Mar 02, 2016 (Wed)
We know that Michigan's weather is always changing, which means our four seasons are never consistent from year to year. With this inconsistency we cannot predict biological events from year to year, utilizing the common Gregorian calendar. Phenology is the use of a biological calendar that will help us better determine the timing of pest control of insects and diseases. Chuck Martin, Dow Gardens senior horticulturist. saying "the use of phenology is as old as human history but is as innovative as a self-driven car." Meeting is held at Chippewa Nature Center, 400 S. Badour Rd., Midland, Mi, 6:30 pm and is open to the public
Apr 06, 2016 (Wed)
The Basics of Propagation
We will review the basics of plant propagation and then cover the specifics of some of our native plants. Learn how to increase your plants for your own garden or to share with family and friends as presented by Rob Maxwell, Mid-Mitten Chapter President. Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and is held at the Chippewa Nature Center, 400 S. Badour Road, Midland, MI. This meeting is open to the public.
Apr 16, 2016 (Sat)
Midland Center for the Arts Earth Day
The theme for this year's event, sponsored by MCFTA, Midland Recyclers and the American Chemical Society, is The Great Indoors-The Home Ecosystem. Mid-Mitten will have a booth at this event again this year. Time of the event held at the MCFTA is 10 am until 3 pm. If anyone would like to help at the table display please contact Karol Walker at email@example.com
Apr 23, 2016 (Sat)
Chippewa Nature Center Earth Day
Mid-Mitten Chapter will assist with this event. If you are interested in helping please contact Karol Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information will be coming. The event is held at CNC, 400 S. Badour Rd., Midland
May 04, 2016 (Wed)
A Wildflower Big Year
Michael LeValley set out on a “Big Year” search to photograph as many wildflowers as he could find in one growing season in Mt. Pleasant’s park system. LeValley is the Education Coordinator for the Isabella Conservation District, a member of Chippewa Valley Audubon Society, and the Mid-Mitten Chapter of Wild Ones. Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and is held at Chippewa Nature Center, Midland, 400 S. Badour Rd., Midland, Mi. This meeting is open to the public.
Jun 01, 2016 (Wed)
This meeting is held at the Little Forks Conservancy office, 105 Post Street in Midland. Andrea Foster, Conservation Outreach Coordinator for LFC, will guide us through the steps involved in planning, preparing the site, and planting a rain garden. We will see the rain garden created by LFC in 2015 as a demonstration of a native plant garden that serves three purposes: conserve water, grow beautiful native plants, and support biodiversity. Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public.
Jul 06, 2016 (Wed)
Pine River Park on 7 Mile Rd
Join Randy Kursinsky, Mid-Mitten Chapter treasurer, for a hike at Pine River Park, a little known park owned by the city of Midland. The site has several shallow ponds and approximately a 1 mile loop trail built in the woods. Few, if any, invasive species are present. We will look for native wildflowers, plants and wildlife in the woods, meadows, and wetlands of this wetland mitigation property. This park also includes a Great Blue Heron rookery. The property is 1 mile south of Brooks Rd. on South 7 Mile Road, one mile west of Meridian Road. Attendees of the hike are invited to meet at 6:30 p.m. at Chippewa Nature Center, 400 S. Badour Rd., Midland, Mi, where everyone will carpool to the park or a CNC van will transport everyone, as parking is limited at the park. This meeting is open to the public.
Aug 03, 2016 (Wed)
Shrubs and Vines
Shrubs and vines comprise an important element of native ecosystems providing shelter and food for wildlife.. Learn identification tips with Interpretive Naturalist, Jeanne Henderson, on this outdoor walk through CNC property. Meet at the front entrance of the Visitor Center of Chippewa Nature Center, 400 S. Badour Rd., Midland, Mi. Walk begins at 6:30 p.m. This walk is open to the public.
Oct 01, 2016 (Sat)
Midland Green Network Eco Fair
This event, sponsored by Little Forks Conservancy, will be held at the Midland Farmers Market in downtown Midland near the Tridge. Mid-Mitten will have a table display. The event will be from 7 am until noon during the weekly farmers market event
Oct 05, 2016 (Wed)
Collecting Seeds of Wildflowers
Join in identifying seeds and collecting them at the home of Karol Walker, Mid-Mitten Chapter secretary. Karol has a yard of many, many kinds of native wildflowers, shrubs and trees. You can pick and choose which seeds you wish to gather. Need directions? Contact Karol at email@example.com. Please RSVP to Karol if you are coming. Meeting is held at Karol Walker’s home in Midland County beginning at 6 p.m. Want to get to know Mid-Mitten Chapter members? Join us for a potluck at Karol's home beginning at 5:30 p.m. Bring a dish to pass and join us for some good food and fellowship. Beverages and place settings are provided. Meeting is 1/2 hour earlier due to lighting change. Meeting is open to the public.
Nov 02, 2016 (Wed)
Membership Potluck and Annual Meeting and Election of 2017 Officers
The annual membership meeting is held at Chippewa Nature Center, 400 S. Badour Rd., Midland. The potluck begins at 6:00 p.m. with the annual meeting beginning at 6:45 p.m. with a review of the year in photos, reports, and election of next year’s officers. Bring a dish to pass. Beverage and place settings are provided.