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

Place: 1 Tuscola Bldg

24th - General Meeting  7:00 p.m.

Place: Andersen Center


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

Place: 1 Tuscola Bldg

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

Place: Andersen Center

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

Place: 1 Tuscola Bldg

28th - General Meeting 7 p.m.

Place: Andersen Center


5th Board Meeting 5:30 p.m.

Place: 1 Tuscola Bldg

25th General Meeting 7 p.m.

Place: Andersen Center

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

Place: 1 Tuscola Bldg

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

Place: T.B.A. 

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

Place:  1 Tuscola Bldg

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

Place:  1 Tuscola Bldg

22nd Annual SVMGA Picnic Meeting

Place: T.B.A. 


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

Place: Tuscola Bldg

26th - General Meeting 7 p.m.

Place: Andersen Center

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

Place: Tuscola Bldg

24th - General Meeting 7 p.m.

Place: Andersen Center

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

Place: Tuscola Bldg

28th SVMGA Holiday Banquet/Meeting      Place: Andersen Center


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SVMGA 2018 Calendar Dates

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



               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.


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your love of gardening to someone else"



of Saginaw County, Inc.

Discover the Fun of Dehydrating Produce and Herbs

Date: July 19, 2018
Time: 5:30 - 7 p.m.


Bay City’s City Market

401 Center Avenue

Bay City, MI 48708

Learn how to successfully dry foods in a variety of ways. This class will provide you with handouts and resources to reference.
The cost of the workshop is $10.00. Registrations for SNAP, WIC and other participants on assistance will be waived upon verification at check-in.
This workshop will be taught by an experienced MSU Extension food safety educator.

Contact: Lisa Treiber

989-832-6643 treiber@anr.msu.edu.