Community Gardens                                    Submittal  by Sue Skutt

Busy SVMGA Master Gardeners at I-75 REST STOP

May 28, 2016. Many SVMGA members helped clean, prune, and plant six garden beds at I-75 MDOT's Rest Stop.  Our gardeners persevered weather extremes from heavy rain to humid temperatures soaring into the 80s to get the job done! 



  • St. Charles Beautification High School Project  600 Walnut; St. Charles, MI

  • M-DOT  I-75 REST AREA - Mile Marker 158

*(Take Bay Road north past SVSU to I-75 SO ramp, go about 2 miles to rest stop exit)

  • Saginaw Twp Community Gardens  Near Center Courts on N. Center Rd in Saginaw Twp

  • Castle Museum   500 Federal Avenue; Saginaw, MI

  • Swan Creek Rail Trail   Swan Creek Road & Van Wormer/Benkert Road 'Eye'

  • Andersen Enrichment Center Memorial Gardens   120 Ezra Rust Drive; Saginaw, MI

  • Andersen Enrichment Center Perimeter Garden  120 Ezra Rust Drive

  • Saginaw Art Museum - Ring Garden  1126 N. Michigan Avenue; Saginaw, MI

  • Downtown Saginaw Farmer's Market on Hoyt & Washington; Saginaw

  • Children's Zoo at Celebration Square  1730 S. Washington; Saginaw, MI

  • Dow Event Center  303 Johnson Street; Saginaw, MI

  • Frankenmuth Farmers' Market Main Street in Frankenmuth

  • Center of Hope Garden   723 Emerson Street; Saginaw, MI  

  • Japanese Cultural Center   527 Ezra Rust Drive; Saginaw, MI

St. Charles Beautification Day Celebrates 42 Years!

Submittal May 20, 2016.Five SVMGA Master Gardeners, (Laura Keeven, Grey Gitzen, Elaine Rappley, Theresa Bailey, and Andrea Czarnik) worked with teachers, students, and other community volunteers and beautified school grounds, parks, and town establishments by cleaning, raking, and instructing high school students how to plant and mulch around designated garden bed areas in St. Charles from 8 a.m. until noon. 
                     The beautification committee is seeking donations as well as businesses and area residents to adopt gardens. Adopting a garden includes weeding and watering segments of plants, flowers etc. throughout the summer and into the fall. Flowers are provided or volunteers may add their own if they wish. One of our Master Gardeners, Laura Keeven, adopted a garden area near the bike path along Rt. 52.  Her project works with botany instructors who prep the annual seedlings. Upper school classes take charge and transfer the plugs onto the plant trays which keep growing in the on site greenhouse. 
Donations, with checks made payable to St. Charles Community Schools and “Beautification Day” in the memo line, can be sent to the high school at 811 W. Walnut St., St. Charles, 48655. Also, contact Doug Holem at (989) 865-9873.

RAIL TRAIL at Von Wormer Road & Benkert "Eye"     Submittals by A. Czarnik

Saginaw Zoo entrance              Submittal by Sheila Hempsted