Current Projects

2019 – 2021 Projects

Michigan Garden Club, Inc.’s (MGC’s) primary project for the next two years is Michigan Pollinator Gardens. Our activities at MGC all align with this overall initiative. While much has been done to promote awareness of the importance of all pollinators to the overall health of our eco-system and to Michigan’s agriculture/floriculture industry, it is incumbent Continue reading →

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Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes) Butterfly

We promote legislation to make the Black Swallowtail butterfly Michigan’s State Butterfly. Using a specific pollinator as a teaching example is an effective way to educate both our citizens and our youth about the importance of pollinators.Butterflies are both beautiful and important to our ecosystem. The Black Swallowtail is especially important to Michigan. It is Continue reading →

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Blue and Gold Star Memorials

The Blue Star Memorial program was developed by the National Garden Clubs, Inc. in 1945 to pay tribute to the Armed Forces that defended our country during World War II. The markers pay tribute to all the Armed Forces which defend our country, and they are a visible reminder of our love of gardening and our support for our servicemen and servicewomen.

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Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary

Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary is a 72-acre natural area within the Manistee National Forest in west-central lower Michigan. A partnership between the National Forest Service and Michigan Garden Clubs was established in 1949 and we have cooperatively managed the area since that time.

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