- President: Nancy Shirah
- Vice President: Marcia Wielenga
- Secretary: Linda Kelly
- Treasurer: Connie Wright
- Council Director: Barb Eshuis
- Bird feeders and seed at Kairos Dwelling
- Flower Pots used for National Boys Tennis tournament at Stowe Stadium
- Plant and maintain planter at the Amtrack Station.
- Holiday Green Sale – Participate along with other members of Kalamazoo Garden Council
Meetings: 3rd Wednesday at 1:00 pm unless otherwise stated.
Fiscal Year: July through June.
Organized in 1957 – Federated in 1962
CLUB MEETINGS & PROGRAMS
August 16, 2017 .. Natural Gardening Using Native Plants
Learn tips, hints, tricks and facts for natural gardening along with some of Michigan’s native plants
At Mary Jane Kreidler’s home, Wyndham Apartments, 2300 Portage Rd., Apt. #221.
Time: 1:00 P.M.
Hostess: Mary Jane Kreidler 343-6779 and Linda Garaza 372-3554
September 20, 2017 .. Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery
Caterpillars, Butterflies and Bugs
How many times have you driven by the Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery and thought about stopping there? This is your chance to see their butterfly garden, and learn about other things happening there. We will go back to Connie’s house for our refreshments and business meeting.
Time: 1:00 P.m..
Location: 34270 County Rd. 652, Mattawan, MI (269) 668-2876
Hostesses: Connie Wright 375-2245 and Linda Kelly 330-2090
October 18, 2017 .. Abbott Farms
This is a one hour class to make lip balm using beeswax. It may be combined with a class on making lotion bars.
Cost is $15 for the lip balm class and $20 for lip balm and lotion bars. Participants will receive recipes and resource lists along with samples.
Time: 1:00 P.M.
Car Pool: US 131 and D Ave. park and ride lot.
Abbott Farms is located at 1386 108th Ave., Otsego, MI 49078. (269) 692-2328
Hostesses: Barb Eshuis (269) 671-5572 and Marcia Wielenga (269) 665-4119
November 15, 2017 ..Greens Sale Project Workshop
Finish decorating our Greens Sale project decorating small bird feeders, clothes pin stars with greens, ribbon, cones, berries and birds. Bring sharp clippers, red berries, hemlock cones, cedar, small birds, and a glue gun. Also bring canned low sodium vegetables that will be donated to Loaves & Fishes.
Time: 1:00 P.M.
Location: The home of Betty Gable, 8627 N 27th St, Richland, MI 49083
Hostesses: Betty Gable (269) 629-4766 and Barb Eshuis (269) 671-5572
December 13, 2016 .. Christmas Luncheon
$10 club gift exchange will take place at the luncheon. Be sure to return Greens Sale yard signs.
Time: 12:30 P.M.
Location: Ample Pantry, 4325 West Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49006
Hostesses: Nancy Shirah 343-5986
January & February 2017 .. No meetings due to Winter Weather
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The purpose of our club shall be to stimulate interest and educate members in horticulture, flower arranging, conservation,the environment, bird study, flower show practice and roadside beauty.
MICHIGAN GARDEN CLUB LIFE MEMBERS
- Barb Eshuis
- Linda Garaza
- Lloy Haw
- Mary Jane Kriedler
- Delores Miller
Burke View Garden Club started with 19 members in 1957. Most of the members had new yards and very little knowledge of plants, gardens and landscaping. They have had their own flower show every year and many members were entering other shows as well. They joined Kalamazoo Garden Council in 1959 and were Federated in 1962. Burke View has had many members who have help positions on the Kalamazoo Garden Council’s board.
Contact Mikell Thurston Griffith for more information on the Club: email@example.com