VILLAGE ARTISANS, 6367 STATE ST. P.O. 81, GARDEN, MI 906-644-2025,


Portage Bay Wildflower Tour led by Botanist Will MacKinnon

Saturday June 10th the Village Artisans are sponsoring a wildflower tour at Portage Bay Campgrounds with Botanist Will MacKinnon leading the group. Call 644-2175 if interested. Will comes to us from Curtis with a BS in Botany and Plant Pathology from the University of New Hmpshire. Will came to MI to work at the Nature Conservancy. While working with Michigan Natural Features Inventory, he was a wetland specialist and restoration ecologist. He worked on small wetland systems, lakeplain prairies, Great Lake Marshes, vegetation mapping for Isle Royale and habitat resotration in MI State Parks. Since moving to the U.P. Will has done endangered species work, floral surveys and other consulting for MI's three National Forests, Pictured Rocks NLS, Seney NWR, MI DNR, County and Township Parks an private individuals as part of a small biological consulting business.

We will meet at the Village Artisans at noon, bring a bag lunch, coffee and dessert will be served as we watch a slide show of flowers Janet Daasch has taken over last 10 years and new pictures of discovered flowers by Will on June 7th. We will car pool to the park and afterward have an ice cream social at Janet Daasch's home near the park.


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Annual Plant Sale/Rummage Sale

Get ready for your spring planting outside or maybe add to your inside plants. Rummage Sale is free-will offering for those items you can't live without....rain or shine.  Book signing inside the Gallery the same day.

Posted on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 8:44AM by Registered CommenterJanet Daasch | CommentsPost a Comment

Book Signing by P.E. VanderMey

Book Signing by P.E. VanderMey from Engadine, MI.  Same day as Plant Sale and Rummage Sale at the Village Artisans/Garden Gallery

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Annual Garden Gallery Open House 2017

Plan to come to Garden Thursday May 25th rain or shine. Start with a Heritage Bus Tour, visit the Welcome Center, support our much needed ambulance service Tri-Star, browse the history of our area at the Museum, and enjoy a special cup of coffee with desserts as you shop the Garden Gallery. New artists and many new pieces of beautiful arts and crafts. (never too early to start your Christmas shopping).  

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April 27th Garden Gourmet

Signs of spring are beginning to appear on our peninsula. So this month our theme is "Think Spring". Spring recipes are a nice change and can be healthy and yummy. We hope you can join us to enjoy this social evening at St. John's Hall between 5-7pm, April 27.


Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 10:39AM by Registered CommenterJanet Daasch | Comments1 Comment | References1 Reference