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Gail Keane was so nice to give us the link to the State Park DNR Stewardship program.  It includes a calendar of workdays available as well as other projects.  You will find it located in Gardening Resources area.   You may be interested in volunteering at some of these events; especially the Sterling State Park programs which are close to home.   Since there are so many events I have not listed them on the calendar, however I will list those for Sterling State Park.  All others may be viewed by going to the link and viewing their workday calendar.

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I’ve moved the link for the MSU Horticulture Garden News from MCMGA links into Garden Resources you will find it there.  I’ve also add two added resource links in the Gardening Resources.  These were provided by Frank and Jennie.  The first is The Oakland Gardener Newsletter.  This newsletter gives us incite and ideas of other projects going on.  The second is Agricultural Research Services.   Jennie commented “this site offers research reports as well as a  section for kids with ideas for ag-related science fair projects, and simpler descriptions of some of the interesting research like feeding citrus peels to cattle so that the natural antibiotics can regulate harmful bacteria in their guts. And there is the 2012 hardiness zone map. Looking at the Michigan section, I see the Milan and Dundee folks are still 5b, while you LaSalle and Luna Pier gardeners can try “southern” 6b plants!”    I’m sure you will find both of these sites great reading resources.

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You will see a new link added to our MCMGA links found along the right side of the Blog called MSU Horticulture Garden News. It is toward the bottom so scroll down to find our MCMGA link area and click on MSU Horticulture Garden News.  The link will then load to that page.   This is a great informational link with many articles for us to dig into during these winter months.

Credit for giving us this source goes to Georgeann who sent it to Frank.  I think you all will enjoy it.

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Here is the link to download a registration form or register on line for the upcoming Fall 2011 Curious Gardener Series programs at MSU (Nov 18 and Nov 21) which were referenced in the November newsletter.  I apologize for not including this in the newsletter.

http://www.hrt.msu.edu/curious-gardener-fall-201/

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As the calendar page turns to November,  our gardening season is almost completed, but there still seems to be so much work to do.  I wanted to share a gardening resource I have come to look forward to in my email inbox each month.  To subscribe, you visit the web site greatlakesgardeners.com.  The home page will appear and directly under the heading banner, you will see a list of topics.  Click on enewsletter and it will take you to a page that will subscribe you to their monthly enewsletter by entering your email.  On the first of each month, you will receive a newsletter  by email with timely tips and suggestions for your gardening.  They are specific to the month and offer gentle reminders of what to do or not to do in your garden for the month.  I hope you give it a try and see if you enjoy receiving the information as much as I do.

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Here’s a great tool offered from the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M System.  This is a great pictorial tool for tomato problems.  Just click on the link (or copy and past).

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/publications/tomatoproblemsolver/

The website also has a guide for cucurbit problems.  I suggest you browse the site for other sources of information.

 

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