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2014 Events, Classes and Meetings

Note: As we get closer to listed event dates more information will be posted.

HTC - Horticulture Training Center, 103 Limit St.
CATC - Calhoun Area Career Center, 475 E. Roosevelt Ave.

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  • Calhoun County Master Gardeners Association meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm at the Horticulture Training Center, 103 Limit Street.


  • February 1,  Festivus Battle Creek 2014.
    It's time to start stocking up on the cardboard and ducktape. Get the ugly sweater out of the closet and come up with a great chili recipe.


  • March 15,  Gardening 365 Training Classes ,Saturday at the HTC, 9-11am Introduction to Vegetable Gardening/Entrepreneurial Business Opportunities
  • March 18,  Gardening 365 Training Class, Tuesday at the HTC, 6-8pm Agronomy 101 - Healthy Plants, how to grow, maximizing yields, etc.
  • March 22,  Gardening 365 Training Class, Saturday at the HTC, 9-11am Seed Selection and Planting Schedules- Sequential planting, seed starting, etc.
  • March 27,  Vegetable Growers Food Safety Handling Workshop, Thursday at the HTC, 1-5pm Proper handling of food crops from field to kitchen
  • March 29,  Good Food BC Spring Conference, Saturday at the CATC, 9am - 2pm

  • April 5,  Gardening 365 Training Class, Saturday at the HTC, 9-11am Agronomy 102 - Soil Management & Fertility, testing, texture, CEC, composting, etc.
  • April 8,  Gardening 365 Training Class, Tuesday at the HTC, 6-8pm Extending the Growing Season - Selecting cold tolerant crops, methods, etc.
  • April 7, 8, 9, 10,  Spring Break Camp.
  • April 15,  Gardening 365 Training Class (meal served), Tuesday, at the HTC, 6-8pm Cheryl Peters, Generation E Institute - Cooking/Food prep demo.
  • April 19,  Gardening 365 Training Class, Saturday, at the HTC, 9-11am Pest Management - Animals, Weeds, Disease & Insects, preventative practices.
  • April 22,  Gardening 365 Training Class, Tuesday, at the HTC, 6-8pm Cheryl Peters, Generation E Institute.
  • April 24, 25, 26,  Arbor Day Celebrations.
  • April 24,  Fragrant Hill Pavilion and Leila Arboretum Disc Golf Course Dedication Party, at 5:30pm.
  • April 29,  Gardening 365 Training Class, Tuesday, at the HTC, 6-8pm Garden Gadgets, Structures and Stuff - tools, trellising, hoops, signage, containers, etc.

  • May 3,  Gardening 365 Training Class, Saturday, at the HTC, 9-11am Cheryl Peters, Generation E Institute
  • May 6,  Gardening 365 Training Class, Tuesday, at the HTC, 6-8pm Water Management & Irrigation - water supply, methods, under vs. over, etc.
  • May 9,  Leila Kingman Golf Outing, 8:00 am, Marywood Golf Club.
  • May 10,  Children's Garden Summer Event Series, 11am - 2pm, "Tea Party for Mom".
  • May 10,  Gardening 365 Training Class, Saturday, at the HTC, 9-11am Putting it all together - Regular garden maintenance tasks, good watering tactics.
  • May 16, 17, 18,  Annual Plant Sale, Friday, Sat, Sun
  • May 31,  Urbandale Streetscape Planting, Saturday, at 8:00am meet at Spanky's Tavern.

  • June 7,  Children's Garden Summer Event Series, 11am - 2pm, "Garden Critters Day"
  • June 8,  Carboretum Car Show, Sunday, Registration at 9am.
  • June 11,  Children's Garden Summer Event Series, 10am - 12pm, "Garden Critters Day"
  • June 25,  Children's Garden Summer Event Series, 10am - 12pm, "Flying Things".
  • June 28,  Children's Garden Summer Event Series, 11am - 2pm, "Flying Things".

  • July 9,  Children's Garden Summer Event Series, 10am - 12pm "Soakin and Splashin in the Garden".
  • July 12,  Children's Garden Summer Event Series, 11am - 2pm "Soakin and Splashin in the Garden".
  • July 19,  Children's Garden Summer Event Series, 11am - 2pm "Enchanted Garden".
  • July 19-20,  Summer Songs in Flower Battle Creek Garden Tour, Saturday - Sunday.
  • July 23,  Children's Garden Summer Event Series, 10am - 12pm "Enchanted Garden".
  • July 26,  Leilapalooza Music Festival, Saturday, 11am - 11pm.