Calendar of KCD Events

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January 

 

8

Begin accepting orders for 2020 Seedling Sale

9 Greenhouse Emergency Preparedness 
20 MLK Day - Office Closed 

27

KCD Annual Dinner and Elections

31 Ag Action Day 2020 at KVCC (MAEAP Phase 1 Event)

 

February 

 

 

4

Kalamazoo County Citizen Science Information Panel

17 President's Day - Office Closed
20 Tree Selection - How to Decide What to Plant

 

March 

 

 

18

CANCELLED - WILL RESCHEDULE

Woodlot and Forest Management Field Event

21

CANCELLED - WILL RESCHEDULE

Backyard Orchard and Permaculture Workshop

23-27

CANCELLED - WILL RESCHEDULE

Well Water Screening Week

 

April

 
4

CANCELLED - WILL RESCHEDULE

Tree Planting, Care, and Maintenance Workshop 

10

CHANGED TO MAY 1

Last day accepting seedling pre-orders 

17 & 18

CHANGED TO MAY 15 & MAY 16

Seedling Pick-up

24

CANCELLED - WILL RESCHEDULE

Shoreline Symposium

May

 

 

1 Last day accepting seedling pre-orders 
15 & 16 Seedling Pick-up
20

CANCELLED - RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 2021

Conservorama

25 Memorial Day - Office Closed
June  
20 Fish Day! (Buy fish for your pond)
July  
3

Independence Day Holiday- Office Closed

September  
7 Labor Day - Office Closed
18 Last day accepting white pine orders 
October  
6 Tree Planting, Care, and Maintenance Workshop
8 White Pine pick-up
12 Office Closed
November  
11 Veterans Day - Office Closed
26 Thanksgiving Day - Office Closed
December  
25 Christmas - Office Closed

Partner and Community Events

Kalamazoo River Watershed Council & the City of Battle Creek

are holding an online rain barrel sale to encourage neighbors to collect and save valuable water in our communities. Saving water helps protect the environment and diverts water away from storm drains, decreasing the impact of runoff to streams. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, lawn and garden watering make up nearly 40 percent of total household water use druing the summer. Rain barrels collect water and store it for when you need it to water your garden or wash your car.

This sale is open to everyone. Purchasing and more information is available online by clicking

Rain Barrels. Pick up is June 26, 2020.

Kalamazoo County 4-H
Kalamazoo County 4-H is gearing up for another year of exciting hands-on learning and building up life skills in youth aged 5-19. The new 4-H programming year starts this month and now is the perfect time to become part of the largest youth development organization in the state, 4-H. The Kalamazoo County program has lots of exciting projects for youth to get involved in from livestock to robotics and beyond. Don’t have farm animals? No worries! We have 4-H clubs focused on arts, science, tabletop role playing games, and even dogs!
 
For more information on everything 4-H can offer and to find a club near you send an email to msue.kalamazoo@county.msu.edu or call (269) 383-8830. Build up your Head, Heart, Hands and Health with Kalamazoo County 4-H in 2019-20! And check out a local club reciting the 4-H Pledge here.

Local Farmers Markets: Fresh from the farm, support local!

 

We have provided links to the websites for each of these markets. 

 

Kalamazoo Farmers Market, Saturdays 7 am - 2 pm, Tuesdays 8 am - 1 pm, & Thursdays 2 pm - 6 pm

 

Portage Farmers Market, Sundays 10 am - 2 pm

 

Richland Farmers Market, Wednesdays 3 pm - 6 pm

 

Schoolcraft Farmers Markets, Wednesdays 3 pm - 6 pm

 

Texas Township Farmers’ MarketSaturdays 8 am - noon &              Tuesdays 4 pm - 7 pm

 

Vicksburg Farmers MarketFridays 2 pm - 6 pm.

 

Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Boaters, skiers or swimmers can unintentionally spread invaders from one body of water to another when aquatic invasive species (AIS) hitch a ride on their recreational equipment. Clean Boats, Clean Waters is a volunteer education program designed to assist Michigan boaters keep their boats free of invasive species and to help protect their equipment and our waters from the havoc caused by invaders.
You Can Volunteer Today! Click to Learn How!
The Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership (MNSP), is a collaboration of state agencies, academia, nonprofit organizations and private industry. It was formed in 2008 with the belief that a change was necessary in shoreline development practices in Michigan from high impacting methods that change the natural riparian condition to healthier and sustainable erosion control practices.
Do you have gardening questions?   Or maybe you have valuable knowledge to share ?
 
The Master Gardener Volunteer Program may be the perfect place for you! Last year , 3,507 MSU Extension Master Gardeners volunteers provided over 157,430 volunteer hours and reported an additional 616,306 contacts with Michigan citizens!  Through their volunteer outreach, MG's shared science-based, environmentally-sound gardening knowledge and engaged citizens and empowered communities.
 
Give the Master Gardeners a call with your growing questions at the
Master Gardener Hotline: 888-678-3464 or email MGhelp@msu.edu

KCD Hours

Mon-Thu :

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Because we are a field office and Fridays are field days, please call BEFORE you visit so that someone can assist you.

Phone: 269.775.3368

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