David Jones, MSU Extension's Tree Fruit Educator will provide information on how to start and maintain a successful backyard orchard. Jones will share strategies for pruning different varieties of fruit trees and will help identify diseases and pests and the share appropriate treatment methods.
Our own Oceana County Conservation District Director Garry McKeen will explain the MSU Extension’s Smart Gardening program and how it can benefit you. Smart Gardening is MSU Extension’s campaign using earth-friendly messages to help gardeners make smart choices in their own backyards. The goal is to equip gardeners with a “tool kit” of research-based knowledge to use immediately at home. Whether choosing plants, using garden chemicals, fertilizer or applying water, gardeners need to understand the long-term impacts on their communities.