The Internet is a vast source of information.  Here are just a few websites that you can access for historical content, instruction, and technical, procedural and gardening resources. 

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New Resource:

Smithsonian’s free online gardening program, Let’s Talk Gardens, covers a wide range of topics presented by their  professional staff, as well as guest speakers. No matter your level of gardening knowledge, there’s always something new to learn! Join us on Thursdays at 12:00 PM EST for this popular webinar series. You can watch past webinars in our online library at any time. 

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Farm & Garden Related Resources


US National Arboretum

Meadow Brook Hall

Ambler Campus, Temple University

The Henry Ford

“Alma’s Gardener: Louisa King,” online exhibit by Emma Curie, Clarke Historical Library,Central Michigan University.

“Fruits of Victory: The Woman’s Land Army of America in the Great War,” by Elaine F. Weiss,

Schlesinger Library, History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute.Harvard University.                                    





 Garden Publications & Blogs


   Michigan Gardener              
   Green Prints                           
   Garden Gate                          
   Fine Gardening                      
   Jenny Rose Carey’s blog       
   David Moore blog                 




Local and Regional


U-M Herbarium                                                             
U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens                               
Michigan State University Horticultural Gardens    
I Love Gardens                                                               
             Index of public and private gardens to visit, searchable by state
Belle Isle Conservancy                                                   
Detroit Riverfront                                                           
International Wildlife Refuge Alliance (Detroit River)





Birds and Nature


  Cornell Lab of Ornithology                                                           




Regional Plant Nurseries


Walters Gardens, Zeeland MI           
Arrowhead Alpines, Fowlerville  MI 
Native Plant Nursery, Ann Arbor MI
Old House Gardens, Ann Arbor MI  





General Gardening Resources


Dave’s Garden                                             
Active plant database and online community forum; plant nursery ratings
National Gardening Association                 
Vegetable Gardening                                  
National Garden Bureau                             
Bug Guide                                                      
Michigan Insect Guide                                
Missouri Botanical Garden                        
Pollinator conservation                              
         Extensive information on protecting bees, butterflies, and other invertebrates
US and International Gardens                  
Planters Place                                              
         Ask the Expert; garden blogs and videos; community forum; more




Horticultural Therapy


American Horticultural Therapy Assn     
Michigan Hort Therapy Assn                     



Picture Michigan Extension Service and Michigan 4-HMichigan State University Extension​
MSU – Michigan 4-H Foundation
MSU – 4H Youth Development         
Michigan Master Gardener Association
MSU Extention – Deer Oh Deer          



Fundraising & Nonprofits


Mobile Cause – Fundraising Ideas for NonProfits                   
Nonprofit Expert -Resources for Nonprofits                           





Parliamentary Procedure


Roberts Rules Online                                          
National Association of Parliamentarians      




Technical Resources (printing/design/web/computer)


Small PDF                                                                                      
                       Tools for working with PDFs (compression, formats)
Website design                                                                             
                       Online print service, with easy estimate interface



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