In Michigan we are fortunate to have many gardening resources. We can gain knowledge and information both online and by taking seminars and classes.
Gardening in Michigan – MSU Extension gardening resources and tips for Michigan gardeners, from the first time vegetable gardener to more experienced gardeners with specific questions. Gardening questions may be submitted to MSUGardening Experts through the eXtension Ask an Expert widget on the home page.
eXtension - Online resource provided by experts from land grant university experts across the nation. Site contains information on Gardens, Lawns and Landscape as well as Master Gardener programs across the nation. Additional information provided through eXtension includes Community, Disaster Issues, Energy, Family, Farm, Pest Management, and Youth related topics.
MSU Diagnostic Services - Assistance in identifying plant health and pest-related problems.
MSU Extension News for Agriculture- Features pertinent articles from more than 160 MSU Extension expert contributors throughout the state, submitted in a variety of categories, including animal agriculture, plant-based agriculture, the bio-economy, business, home and garden, and organic agriculture.
MSU Horticulture Department - Demonstration gardens and special events and programs open to the public.
MSU Soil Sciences Department - Analytical services on samples of soil, greenhouse growth media, composts, plant tissue, water and other materials used for growing plants.
MSU Turfgrass Science - Helping you manage your patch of lawn in an environmentally responsible, efficient manner.
About Fens - This MSU website contains information on how to identify, evaluate and restore rare fen habitats.
Michigan Natural Features Inventory - Protecting Michigan’s biodiversity, especially endangered and threatened species and rare and threatened communities.
Michigan Conservation Stewards Program - Giving people the chance to learn from local and statewide experts about local natural resources and efforts to protect them.
Emerald Ash Borer - A multi-state effort to provide the latest information about emerald ash borer.
Published on July 15, 2022
This document provides step by step instructions for EMG's to enter hours in their Volunteer Central dashboard.
Published on August 10, 2021
This fact sheet provides resources from MSU Extension to help support veterans and their families.
Published on June 10, 2021
The EMG tip sheet for recertified EMGs contains basic information to guide EMGs through the policies for volunteer hours and where to stay informed of new and current information.
Published on June 10, 2021
The EMG tip sheet for first year EMGs contains basic information to guide both the public who may be interested in becoming an MSU Extension Master Gardener and as a reminder of basic information for EMGs who are in their first year of the program.
MSU Extension Volunteer Code of Conduct, Evaluation Acknowledgement, Media Release and Medical Form (8-18-20)
Published on August 18, 2020
MSU Extension code of conduct, media release and medical form required for all Extension volunteers.
Published on June 8, 2020
This document provides suggested practices for community gardens and gardeners to stay safe and minimize risk of COVID-19 transmission. These guidelines are gathered from a combination of resources including the CDC, WHO and Extension services.
Published on May 29, 2020
Along with photos, identification and distribution information, this bulletin (E3438) also discusses the irritant substance urushiol and nonchemical and chemical control options.
Smart Gardening Don't Guess Soil Test tip sheet.