Looking to learn something new, or plan for warmer weather with a program about gardening or the environment? Check out our January calendar offerings from our nonprofit groups that meet here regularly.

All programs take place at
Univ. of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens
1800 N. Dixboro Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Programs are free and open to the public unless noted otherwise in the listing.

Tues., Jan. 10, 7 pm
Native Gardens at Home
Presenter: Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers
Matthaei-Nichols director Bob Grese explores approaches for using native plants in home gardens and providing habitat for pollinators. In the second half of the program, MSU research
specialist Julia Brokaw gives a presentation on mason bees and building

nest boxes for them.
Wed., Jan. 11, 6-7:30 pm
Catching Your Breath
A free monthly program for caregivers of adults with memory loss. Designed for learning skills for continued health and well-being. Info and to register: 734.936.8803. Also Feb. 13, March 13, and April 12. For more information visit the MADC website.
Wed., Jan. 11, 6:45 pm
Seed Cleaning and Exchange
Presenter: Wild Ones Ann Arbor
Come and celebrate a new growing season with a demonstration of seed cleaning techniques (includes ritual fire for the milkweed). Bring your own native plant seeds to share or just leave with what you need.  All welcome.734.604.4674.
Thurs., Jan. 12, 2017
NOTE: This is a fee-based program
Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging
Presenter: Ann Arbor Ikebana International Chapter
Create your own seasonal Ikebana arrangement with guidance by a certified instructor. Workshops are the second Thursday of each month from 1:00 – 2:30 in room 125. Cost is $20.00 which covers flowers and instructor. Reservations required. Info:  a2ikebana@gmail.com.
Mon., Jan. 16, 7:30 pm
Wildflowers of Michigan Nature Association Sanctuaries
Presenter: Michigan Botanical Club
A discussion by Michigan Nature Association staff member Rachel Maranto.
Sat., Jan. 21, 11 am
Miniature Orchids
Presenter: Great Lakes Judging (Orchids)
A presentation by Great Lakes Judging Center accredited judge Dennis Seffernick on the growing trend of miniature orchids.