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  • Gardening in Michigan

    Michigan is great for growing fruit, vegetables, flowers and landscape plants. MSU Extension offers many resources including the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program, the Smart Gardening initiative and a gardening hotline at 1-888-678-3464.


  • The Song of a Snowy Tree Cricket

    Published on August 5, 2020
    The song of a snowy tree cricket at 77 degrees Fahrenheit. SINA. 2020. Singing Insects of North America. (CC BY-SA 4.0).

  • Seed Saving with Abby Harper

    Published on April 3, 2020

    In our April 3, 2020 webinar, hosts Abigail Harper and Isabel Branstrom chatted about the power of incorporating seed saving practices into your garden.

  • Wild Bees with Kelsey Graham

    Published on May 8, 2020

    On the May 8, 2020 episode of Cabin Fever Conversations, Kelsey Graham introduced us to some of Michigan's wild bee species, and provided guidance on supporting these essential pollinators in gardens.

  • Houseplants with Sayde Heckman

    Published on April 10, 2020

    On our April 10, 2020 Cabin Fever Conversation, we chatted with Sayde Heckman about her love of houseplants (and her current collection of 138 houseplants!).

  • Naturalizing Yards with Egypt Krohn

    Published on May 29, 2020

    On the May 29, 2020 episode of Cabin Fever Conversations, Egypt Krohn (Allen Neighborhood Hunter Park Gardenhouse) helped us re-imagine how we use the space outside our homes to invest in ecological health.

  • Honey Bees with Ana Heck

    Published on April 24, 2020

    On our April 24, 2020 Cabin Fever Conversation, we were joined with Ana Heck from MSU's Department of Entomology.

  • Container Gardens with Rebecca Finneran

    Published on April 24, 2020

    On our April 24, 2020 Cabin Fever Conversation, Rebecca Finneran of MSU Extension shared here passion and enthusiasm for gardening in containers, and gave attendees inspiration and ideas for expanding their own container gardens.

  • Edible Landscaping with Naim Edwards

    Published on May 1, 2020

    On our May 1, 2020 Cabin Fever Conversation, Naim Edwards helped us imagine gardens and public spaces bounding with edible plants - including annual produce, perennial fruits, and nut trees!

  • Soil Life with Ali Zahorec

    Published on June 12, 2020

    On this episode of Cabin Fever Conversations, we are joined by Ali Zahorec to learn all about the "secret life of soil".

  • Monarch Butterflies with Nate Haan

    Published on June 5, 2020

    On the June 5, 2020 episode of Cabin Fever Conversations, Nate Haan walked us through the incredible journey of Monarch Butterflies.

  • Gardening for Birds with Linnea Rowse

    Published on May 15, 2020

    On the May 15, 2020 episode of Cabin Fever Conversations, Linnea Rowse from Michigan Audubon cured our boredom with bird-om and helped us understand how even the smallest home garden can help sustain migratory bird populations.

  • Engaging in Science with Abbey Palmer

    Published on May 22, 2020

    On the May 22, 2020 episode of Cabin Fever Conversations, Abbey Palmer helped sparked our wonder by showing us small ways we can be scientists in our garden, with some great tips for kid (and adult!) friendly practices to foster your curiosity.

  • Smart Gardening: Soil Tests

    Video walk through of how to test soil.

  • Smart Gardening: Soils

    Published on July 10, 2014

    MSU extension Smart Gardening series on soil.

  • Smart Gardening Webinar: Captivating Caterpillars

    Published on July 22, 2020

    Join Lepidopteran lover Dr. Duke Elsner in a look at many types of caterpillars that may be munching on your gardens.

  • Season Extension with Naim Edwards and Abbey Palmer

    Published on April 13, 2021

    The Cabin Fever Conversations crew talks about how to create a longer growing season with some easy home practices with Naim Edwards and Abbey Palmer.

  • Wild Spartans: All About Honey Bees with with Ana Heck

    Published on February 9, 2021

    In this episode, we talk to an entomologist researching the pollinators of our world. Meet MSU apiculture researcher, Ana Heck, learn about her field work, and the education and career path she followed to get there as she discusses “All About Honey Bees: Working with a Superorganism” as we discover what the buzz really is about bees!

  • Indigenous Community Gardening as Community-Building with Grant Gliniecki

    Published on February 12, 2021

    Learn about the work Grant Gliniecki and the Giitigan Gardens team been doing in Lansing focused on Indigenous community gardening.

  • Conversations in the Community with Allan Whitley

    Published on March 8, 2021

    Allan Whitley from Root of the Vine Urban Garden shares about his work to broaden community gardening engagement in his neighborhood in Lansing. To learn more, check out ROTV’s Facebook page!

  • Seed Saving with Shiloh Maples

    Published on February 26, 2021

    Shiloh Maples from the Indigenous Seed Keepers Network and the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance shares her wisdom and passion for cultivating relationships with our seed friends.