Student Horticulture Association

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The Student Horticulture Association (SHA) is a group of MSU students who are in some way or another interested in Horticulture. Whether it's digging in the dirt, designing landscapes, building businesses, growing greenhouse crops, producing fruits and vegetables, climbing trees, appreciating flowers, trees & shrubs, or satisfying plain curiosity. We share this common interest and come together once a week to learn, and to build a network of friends and colleagues. SHA exists (established in 1901) to promote the profession and love of horticulture through good fellowship and by furthering interest in the field with horticultural activities, competitions, social events, and professional networking opportunities.  Any student interested in horticulture may become a member upon payment of dues ($20). Meetings will be held on Wednesdays at 6pm in B109 in the Plant and Soil Sciences Building, unless otherwise noted.

Our Purpose

The purpose of this organization shall be to promote the profession of horticulture, good fellowship to further the interests of horticultural activities, including community service, presentation of current developments in horticulture, and development of contacts within all areas of horticulture.

Links and Additional Info

SHA Constitution

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Upcoming Events

Networking Night: Wednesday, November 20th at the U-Club at 6PM. Please prepare copies of your resume. Business attire. Please attend the Networking Night Primer. Carpools available (N.N. Carpools).

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Spring Show Pruning Volunteer Event: First Spring Show volunteering event! Friday, November 22nd at 3PM at the Horticulture Farm (3291 College Rd, Holt, MI 48842). Hot chocolate and donuts will be provided. 

Great Lakes Fruit and Veggie Expo: December 10th-12th in Grand Rapids, MI. Carpools available.


Past Events 

Welcome Back BBQ: September 4th at 6PM in the Conservatory.

Career Fair and Social with Grunder Landscaping: Wednesday, September 18th in B109 PSSB from 8AM to 12PM. 

Student Organic Farm (SOF) Volunteering: Wednesday, September 18th at 6PM-7:30PM. Meet in the Headhouse at 6PM. 

SHA Fall Trip to Grand Rapids: Saturday, September 21st to Sunday, September 22nd. Meet at 8am. 

Plant Drop Volunteering at the Headhouse: Monday, September 23rd at 1:30pm to help with cut flowers.

Plant Drop Volunteering at the Rock : September 24th at 11:20AM hosted by the Collegiate Plant Initiative. Volunteers arrive at 10:45am. Expected to end by 12pm. 

MSU Homecoming Parade Float Building: Monday, September 23rd to Thursday, September 26th. The parade is September 27th (Come walk with us!)

MSU SHA Tailgate: September 28th: 12PM-3PM. Location: Tennis Courts. Bring your friends! 

LANDSCAPES Expo: October 16-18th in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Bee Wise Farm Volunteering: Saturday, October 19th at 11AM-1PM.

Networking Night Primer: Wednesday, November 13th. B109 at 6PM. Prepare for networking night and talk to previous graduates.


If you have any questions, please email or contact the SHA officers.

Students: If you'd like to be on our email list serve, please contact our secretary, Elise: tomasz39@msu.ed

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