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February 15, 2017

Joe Verkennes, Director of Marketing and Communications
Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI  48161
(734) 384-4207 (O), (419) 343-3063 (M) 


MONROE, Mich. – Monroe County Community College will host a Lawn and Garden Seminar on Saturday, March 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the La-Z-Boy Center.

The keynote speaker for the seminar will be Dr. Kevin Frank, a turf grass specialist at Michigan State University who specializes in sod production, landscape turf, and the professional turf grass management of golf courses and athletic fields.

Following the keynote speaker, participants will be able to choose to attend four 45-minute breakout sessions on various lawn and gardening topics such as:

  • Planning vegetable gardens
  • Selection and care of pine, spruce and fir trees
  • Common pests and natural enemies in vegetables
  • Soil testing and analysis
  • Lawn equipment and small tractor maintenance and care
  • Mum selection and care
  • Small farm tractor safety
  • Seed selection
  • Native plants and grasses for landscaping
  • Bee keeping
  • Getting involved in the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary community garden

In addition, lawn and garden suppliers and vendors will be on hand to display their products.  Free seed samples and informational materials will be available.

The cost is $40 per person.  For Monroe County residents over age 60, the cost is only $30.  Cost includes a light breakfast and a boxed lunch.

For more information, or to register, contact the Office of Lifelong Learning at (734) 384-4127.  

About Monroe County Community College

Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition.  

The college’s mission is to enrich and transform lives by providing opportunities and excellence in higher education.  The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit.  The Whitman Center is located at 7777 Lewis Ave.,Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at