March 23, 2023

Growing a Gorgeous Garden

March 18, 2023

Is anyone else getting the itch to get out in the garden? (Come on, spring—do your thing!) The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park is here to feed your garden fever with their “Designing a Garden Good Enough to Eat” class on Sunday, March 26. Led by Botanic Garden director Matthew Ross, this four-hour workshop will walk you through techniques to “create your own backyard grocery store,” focusing on designing your garden and picking out edible plants that will thrive in spring, summer, and fall. Attendees will also get to go home with a selection of “weird and wild edible plant seeds” to sow once the ground warms up. Tickets are $49 for Botanic Garden members and $59 for the general public. You can find more details at and buy tickets by heading to and searching “botanic garden Traverse City.”


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