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October 2019

Matthaei-Nichols Prescribed Burn Crew Volunteer Training

October 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

Prescribed fire is a tool we use to restore and maintain natural areas at Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum (MBGNA), and is an essential part of the oak-hickory forests, oak savannas, and prairie ecosystems. This process enables us to re-establish and protect these ecosystems as well as the many species that inhabit them. For thousands of years, Native American burning created fire dependent ecosystems that rely on frequent fires to maintain their plant communities and open character.The training will…

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Matthaei-Nichols Conservatory Ambassador Volunteer Training

October 12 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

If you have an interest in educating our guests about the conservatory while also helping us monitor guest behavior, this opportunity is for you! What better place to be during the winter than the conservatory? This is a Nov.-March role. A required training is set for the morning of Sat, Oct 12th. All new volunteers are required to attend and also fill out a new volunteer application. Click on the button below to pre-register for training.  

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Preserving Farmland and Open Space in Washtenaw County–A Work in Progress

October 15 @ 7:30 pm

Join local land-preservation experts for brief presentations about their efforts, which have resulted in the preservation of over 10,000 acres of farmland and open space in Washtenaw County over the last several decades. Presented by Sierra Club Huron Valley.  

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Birding in Ghana

October 16 @ 7:30 pm
Free

Join international birder Bryn Martin for a tour of the West African nation of Ghana. With more than 750 bird species and a number of interesting mammals and other fauna, Ghana is one of the top destinations in Africa. Presented by Washtenaw Audubon Society  

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Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$20

Create your own Ikebana arrangement with help from certified instructor. $20 fee covers flowers and instructor. Email 2 weeks prior for e-invite. a2ikebana@gmail.com. Attendance limited to 25. Presented by Ann Arbor Ikebana Intl. Chapter.  

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The Community of Food, Society & Justice Conference

October 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
University of Michigan Residential College, Keene Theater, 701 E. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Free

The ways that we meet the nutritional needs of all our communities, while also protecting the planet, promoting healthy lives, and ensuring food justice, are among the greatest challenges facing our nation and the world today. How to address these challenges and feed a hungry population raise transformative issues for communities and academics committed to sustainability and food justice throughout the world.The Community of Food, Society & Justice Conference will engage students, faculty, staff, farmers, and the community in rigorous…

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SOLD OUT: Pumpkins, Lanterns, & Leaves – Fall Family Event at Matthaei

October 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:30 pm, repeating until October 19, 2019

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$14.50

Both nights sold out for this event! Light up the night this fall in our family event Pumpkins, Lanterns & Leaves! Join us after hours in the gardens with pumpkins, masks, and other harvest-themed fun. Then top off the evening with a parade of lanterns that kids and families make and take home. This is a ticketed event; member discounts apply. Admission is charged per person, so a family of 4, for example, purchases 4 tickets.Matthaei members receive a discount on…

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Awarded Phalaenopsis Orchids

October 19 @ 11:00 am

See what judges across the country have selected as the finest Phalaenopsis orchids so far in 2019. Includes a 1 pm orchid judging. Presented by Great Lakes Judging (Orchids)  

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SOLD OUT: Pumpkins, Lanterns, & Leaves – Fall Family Event at Matthaei

October 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 5:30 pm, repeating until October 19, 2019

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$14.50

Both nights sold out for this event! Light up the night this fall in our family event Pumpkins, Lanterns & Leaves! Join us after hours in the gardens with pumpkins, masks, and other harvest-themed fun. Then top off the evening with a parade of lanterns that kids and families make and take home. This is a ticketed event; member discounts apply. Admission is charged per person, so a family of 4, for example, purchases 4 tickets.Matthaei members receive a discount on…

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Workshop: Repotting Paphiopedilums

October 20 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Presenter to be determined. Workshop begins at 1:30 and regular programming begins at 2. Presented by Ann Arbor Orchid Society.  

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