2022 MSU Tollgate Farm HomeGrown Gardening Series: Phenomenal Phenology: Connecting Seasonal Changes, Plant Biology and Observation in the Garden

June 11, 2022 10:00AM - 11:00AM


Contact: koehle43@msu.edu

A photo of kale growing in a vegetable garden.

2022 MSU Tollgate Farm HomeGrown Gardening Series

 Second Saturday Series, 10 - 11 a.m. ET

Join us for this interactive virtual and hybrid series on home vegetable gardening. Are you interested in starting a vegetable garden for the first time or are you an experienced veggie gardener looking to explore new ideas? All levels of experience are welcome at this series designed to encourage and support home vegetable gardeners!

June 11 - Phenomenal Phenology: Connecting Seasonal Changes, Plant Biology and Observation in the Garden - MSU Extension Consumer Horticulture Educator Isabel Branstrom

At the end of winter, do you find yourself looking for a sign that it’s spring? Maybe it’s not the day on the calendar that says, “First day of spring,” but rather a certain shrub in bloom, or a particular tree that is just starting to leaf out. This process of noting changes in plant life cycles based on seasonal environmental shifts is phenology. Plant phenology can be useful in the garden to time pest scouting, initiate management strategies, and to develop correlations as well as deeper understanding of our environment over time. In this session, we will learn more about why. Tips on recording your own observations and helpful resources will also be shared.

$12 per session for one household, $90 for all eight sessions

Preregistration required. Recorded lectures available to paid registrants. A link will be sent prior to the session.
Series will be virtual with select hybrid sessions (virtual and in-person combined). Non-refundable.

MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center
28115 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi, MI 48377

COVID-19 UPDATE: We are planning for a mix of in-person/hybrid programming in 2022. All participants, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask while indoors on MSU property or any property that is reserved or rented exclusively for an MSU activity. Please do not attend any programs, meetings, or events if you feel ill.