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Ann Arbor Bonsai Society


Promotes knowledge, appreciation, and the practice of the art of bonsai to members and general public through meetings, lectures, workshops, exhibitions, and publications. For people interested in growing miniature, mature looking trees in pots and special soils. Lectures and demonstrations by some of the foremost artists in field, classes, workshops, and an annual show, usually during the 4th week of August. Meets the 4th Wed., Feb.-Oct., 7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens Auditorium, 1800 N. Dixboro. Dues $25 per year. aabonsaisociety@gmail.com, annarborbonsaisociety.org


Ann Arbor Farm & Garden (AAF&G)


Social and philanthropic group; raises money for local horticultural and environmental projects and scholarships. Grant applications due Nov. 15. Hosts annual Garden Walk 2nd Sat. in June. Meets Sept.-May, 1st Thurs. Dues $55. annarborfarmandgarden.org


Ann Arbor Garden Club


Kathy Stroud: (734) 761-8281

Workshops and educational talks on home gardening. Members care for gardens at U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Cobblestone Farm. Meets Mar.-Nov., 1st Wed., at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Rm 125, 7 p.m. and 2nd Sat. in Dec. for Annual Greens workshop, 10 a.m-noon at Matthaei greenhouse #3. Public welcome. Dues $20. cookie4860@aol.com, annarborgardenclub.org


Ann Arbor Ikebana International


Nobuko Sakoda, (734) 662-5616 or (248) 685-7696

Dedicated to the Japanese art of flower arranging. Meetings include demonstrations, workshops, and presentations. Meets Sept.-June, 2nd Thurs. 1 p.m. at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Dues $60 includes 3 issues of a Ikebana Magazine. Guests welcome. chelseaflowersllc@gmail.com


Ann Arbor Orchid Society


Neal Foster, (734) 663-0756

Meetings include guest speakers, show and tell, orchid plant and supply sales, and raffle of orchids and related material. Orchid Festival in early spring. Meets Sept.-May (excluding Dec.) 2nd or 3rd Sun. 2 p.m., at U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens auditorium, 1800 N. Dixboro. Beginners welcome. Dues: individuals & senior households $20, seniors age 70 & over $15, households $25. nealfost@umich.edu, aaosonline.org


ArborSeeds


Meets by email to discuss gardening in Ann Arbor and in person for plant and seed swaps. arborseeds@unixmama.com, groups.yahoo.com/group/arborseeds/


Good Thyme Garden Club


Marg (734) 646-5560

Meetings with guest speakers about gardening, conservation, and horticulture, and garden-related field trips. Guests welcome. Members maintain gardens at Arbor Hospice. Usually meets 2nd Tues., 10 a.m. Dues $20. 1goodthyme@gmail.com, goodthymegardenclubaa.org


Huron Valley Rose Society


Sarah Hanifi, (734) 277-0112

For people interested in growing or exhibiting roses. Meets second Sun. in room #139 at U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Dues $10. shanifi@att.net


Will Forage for Food


Members eat healthy, get exercise, and share knowledge on living from the land. Free events and for-fee classes range from edible and medicinal plant walks to mushroom growing to homesteading and wilderness skills. rachel@willforageforfood.com, willforageforfood.com




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