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Ferndale Perennial Exchange May 14

April 16th 2016

Ferndale Perennial Exchange May 14 (EVENT page) Ferndale, MI – On Saturday, May 14th, 9am – 12pm, The Ferndale Beautification Commission will host its Annual Perennial Exchange in the Event Space at Blumz… by JRDesigns Floral & Events. Ferndale citizens are encouraged to bring perennial plants from their garden and exchange with other gardeners. Plants […]

Master Gardener 2016 Educational Conference April 23

March 10th 2016

Master Gardener 2016 Educational Conference April 23 (EVENT page) Waterford, MI – Spring is now really just around the corner! Time to start thinking about YOUR garden. A new one? A kitchen garden? A renovation? Need new ideas? We’ve got the solutions to make your gardening dreams come true. The Master Gardener Society of Oakland […]

Ferndale Garden Club Scholarship Deadline March 15

January 16th 2013

The Ferndale Garden Club offers a scholarship each year to a Ferndale senior, and application information is now available by contacting Kathy Wiley…. The deadline is March 15th.

Students do not have to share the group’s love of plants, however students who are interested in biology, agriculture, horticulture, and ecology are particularly encouraged to apply.

Look What’s Growing: The Ferndale Farm

September 6th 2012

There are a number of ways to get involved. There are CSA shares available. The shares are distributed weekly now through December. If you are interested in more information about the Ferndale Farm, getting a tour of the site, or helping direct the project into the 2013 season contact Trevor Johnson at 248-894-4059.

Garden Club Looking for Growth – Event Aug 4

July 31st 2012

Since 1931 the Ferndale Garden Club has been connecting people through the love of horticulture. The long-standing group met on July 28 for a membership drive meet and greet, and they will be busy again on August 4 as they host their annual Plant Exchange.

Entrepreneurial Spirit: The Green Thumb Guy, Kris Lieber

April 1st 2012

It’s hard to picture Green Thumb Garden Center owner Kris Lieber donning a suit and punching a corporate clock every day, but that’s what life was like before he opened the budding garden supply business at 22963 Woodward. The 33-year-old entrepreneur used to be a clinical engineer responsible managing the Biomedical Engineering department at several hospitals for a large corporate health system.

Ferndale Garden Club Learns How to Create Fairy Gardens

February 15th 2012

Carol Czechowski of the Herb Society of America gave a whimsical presentation about the connections between fairies and gardens. Weaving traditional lore with practical gardening suggestions, Czechowski had the audience of plant connoisseurs making big plans about little things.

Ferndale Farmer’s Market Growing

September 30th 2011

For more information about the Ferndale Farmers Market, check them out at Or stop by the Kulick Community Center from 9am to 3pm on Saturdays through Oct. 15.

How Our Gardens Grow: Ferndale’s Perennial Exchange

September 24th 2011

How Our Gardens Grow: Ferndale’s Perennial Exchange (Crystal A. Proxmire, Ferndale 115 News, 9/24/2011) There aren’t many places where Mother Nature has a good return policy, but here in Ferndale the annual Perennial Exchange gives residents a chance to dig up the plants they don’t want and trade them with other gardeners for some they […]

Houseplants that can Improve Your Health

March 1st 2011

When it comes to air quality, many homes and buildings today are built all wrong from the ground up. Builders start with man-made construction materials and then add synthetic flooring, laminated counter-tops, and wallpaper coated with plastic, not to mention the chemical adhesives that hold it all together. These materials “off-gas” pollutants into the air…