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Region 8 Series: Fall Gardening & Nature Series at the Southfield Library (PART 3)
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When: Tuesday, November 26, 2019
From 7-8:30pm
Where: Southfield Public Library (Meeting Room)
26300 Evergreen Rd
Southfield, Michigan  48076
United States
Contact: Miriam Halprin

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NASW-Michigan Region 8 is excited to be partnering with the Southfield Public Library for their fall gardening and nature series of educational events. "The Gardening Guru Presents:" is a series of nature-oriented community presentations offered on the fourth Tuesday of the month and beginning with a kickoff event on September 24, "Soil, Water and Hardscapes:  A Gardener's Role in Environmental Stewardship." Please see below for a full list of events.


1 Free CE available for NASW members. $15 for non-members. The program is free an open to the public for those not wanting CEs.


RSVP to Region 8 Representative Miriam Halprin at


September:  Soil, Water, and Hardscapes:  The Gardener’s Role in Environmental Stewardship

Tuesday, September 24 from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Meeting Room

Jim Nash, Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner, will examine the gardener’s role in environmental stewardship; learn how gardeners can prevent soil erosion and storm water run-off, conserve water, and protect their property and home infrastructure.  Mr. Nash will also address broader topics of current WRC projects including environmental sustainability, green building, and regional cooperation. 


October:  Lost Virginity: A Gardening Revolution

Tuesday, October 22 from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Meeting Room

In honor of Indigenous People Day and the Potawatomi Tribe that once inhabited Southfield, Ed Blondin, horticulturist, will explore the food and farming techniques of native cultures, the successes and failures of early colonization and of course, the Colonial ideals of Freedom and Liberty.  The Americas meant new plants, new garden techniques, new recipes, new palates, new economies and new social structures.  Truly, “A New World Order”.  This collision of the new and the old world ultimately ‘liberated’ the western world’s gardens, gave freedom back to nature and lay the foundation for the modern American garden aesthetic.  


November:  Introduction to Foraging

Tuesday, November 26 from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Meeting Room

Over the river and through the woods --just in time for Thanksgiving dinner, expert forager Minjung Godfrey takes us on a trip to nature’s food pantry.  What is foraging?  How much food can you get by foraging? How can you forage safely and what other concerns do you need to consider?  If you have ever wondered about foraging or want to forage but don’t know how to begin, Ms. Godfrey will be your guide.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          


Southfield Public Library is located in the Southfield Municipal Complex, 26300 Evergreen Road.  Visit the Library’s Home Page at For further information, please call the Guest Services Desk at 248.796.4224.

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