2018 LOCAL FARMERS MARKETS

January

4th - Board Meeting 5:30 p.m.

Place: 1 Tuscola Bldg

24th - General Meeting  7:00 p.m.

Place: Andersen Center

February

1st - Board Meeting 5:30 p.m.

Place: 1 Tuscola Bldg

28th - General Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Place: Andersen Center

March
8th - Board Meeting 5:30 p.m.

Place: 1 Tuscola Bldg

28th - General Meeting 7 p.m.

Place: Andersen Center

April

5th Board Meeting 5:30 p.m.

Place: 1 Tuscola Bldg

25th General Meeting 7 p.m.

Place: Andersen Center

May
3rd - Board Meeting 5:30 p.m.

Place: 1 Tuscola Bldg

23rd - General Meeting 7 p.m. Plant Exchange

Place: T.B.A. 

June
7th - Board Meeting 5:30 p.m.

Place:  1 Tuscola Bldg

27th - General Garden Walk Meeting 7 p.m.
Place: T.B.A.                                                                 
August
2nd - Board Meeting 5:30 p.m.

Place:  1 Tuscola Bldg

22nd Annual SVMGA Picnic Meeting

Place: T.B.A. 

September

6th - Board Meeting 5:30 p.m.

Place: Tuscola Bldg

26th - General Meeting 7 p.m.

Place: Andersen Center

October
4th - Board Meeting 5:30 p.m.

Place: Tuscola Bldg

24th - General Meeting 7 p.m.

Place: Andersen Center

November
1st - Board Meeting 5:30 p.m.

Place: Tuscola Bldg

28th SVMGA Holiday Banquet/Meeting      Place: Andersen Center


December

6th - Board Meeting 5:30 p.m.

               GARDENING TRIVIA

1. A strawberry isn't a berry but a banana is.
2. Avocados and watermelon are berries, too.
3. Cashews grow on trees like this:









4. Brussels sprouts grow in long stalks.
5. Chocolate milk was invented in Ireland.
6. Ketchup used to be sold as medicine.
7. Carrots were originally purple.
 






8. McDonalds sells 75 hamburgers every second of every day.
9. Yams and sweet potatoes are not the same thing.
10. Ripe cranberries will bounce like rubber balls.
11. An average ear of corn has an even number of rows, usually 16.
12. Betty White is actually older than sliced bread.
13. Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas.
14. Honey never spoils. You can eat 32,000-year-old honey.
15. Peanuts are not nuts. They grow in the ground like this, so they are legumes.
 







16. Vending machines are twice as likely to kill you than a shark is.
17. Coconuts kill more people than sharks every year. So do cows.
18. Pound cake got its name from its original recipe, which called for a pound each of butter, eggs, sugar, and flour.
19. The probability of you drinking a glass of water that contains a molecule of water that also passed through a dinosaur is almost 100%.
20. Honey is made from nectar and bee vomit.
21. Pineapples grow like this:
 











22. Quinoa is the seeds of this plant:














23. Kiwis grow on vines:








 



24. Ginger is the root of a plant:








 




25. And cinnamon is just the inner part of this tree:









 



26. And artichokes are flowers that are eaten as buds. This is what they look like when flowered:












27. Spam is short for spiced ham.
28. Popsicles were invented by an 11-year-old in 1905.
29. Apples, like pears and plums, belong to the rose family.
30. The official state VEGETABLE of Oklahoma is the watermelon.
31. Peas are one the most popular pizza toppings in Brazil
32. There are over 7,500 varieties of apples throughout the world, and it would take you 20 years to try them all if you had one each day.
33. The twists in pretzels are made to look like arms crossed in prayer.
34. Canola oil was originally called rapeseed oil, but renamed by the Canadian oil industry in 1978 to avoid negative connotations. Canola is short for Canadian oil.
35. And no matter what color Froot Loop you eat, they all taste the same.

SAGINAW:
Now open year round
203 S. Washington
Mon:  1200N  to 600PM
Wed:  1000AM to 300PM
Fri:  1000AM to 300PM
Sat:   900AM to 100PM


CHESANING:
July 28 to October 6
South Chapman at Broad St.
Sat:   900AM to 100PM

FRANKENMUTH:
June 27 to  October 13
534 N. Main St.
Sat:   800AM to 200PM
Wed:   300PM to 600PM (only to 8/29)

HEMLOCK:
June 21 to October 18
Richland Township Park on Blumke Rd.
Thur:  400PM to 700PM


BAY CITY:
July 7 to October 26
Jefferson & Center
Tue:   400PM to 700PM
Thur: 1000AM to 400PM

MIDLAND:
Open until October 28
At the end of Ashman St.
Wed:  1100AM to 600PM
Sat:   700AM to 100PM

SVMGA 2018 Calendar Dates




Alpena (for Alpena County)
Wednesday evenings
August 22 to December 12

Belleville  (for Wayne County)
Monday evenings
August 20 to December 10

Clinton Township  (for Macomb County)
Tuesday evenings
August 14 to November 27

Grand Rapids  (for Kent County)
Tuesday evenings
September 4 to December 11

Houghton (for Houghton County)
Wednesday evenings
August 22 to December 12

Howell  (for Livingston County)
Wednesday evenings
August 22 to December 12

St Johns  (for Clinton County)
Monday evenings
August 20 to December 3

Waterford  (for Oakland County)
Wednesday evenings
August 22 to December 12


2018  FALL MASTER GARDENER CLASSES

Welcome! 

This site is dedicated to "all who enjoy passing on

your love of gardening to someone else"

GARDENING TOGETHER SINCE JANUARY, 1997

 


SVMGA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer organization.

                                                

AFFILIATED WITH MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION

of Saginaw County, Inc.