Michigan Green Industry Association
Day of Service

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Each year, the Michigan Green Industry Association (MGIA) selects an entity as the recipient for a Day of Service.  This day allows lawn, landscape, and tree care professionals to volunteer their time and resources, as a group, to beautify where people enjoy green spaces.  Since the event's inception in 2014, MGIA members have completed approximately 7 projects with the help of hundreds of volunteers, at an estimated value in time and materials of over $500,000.  

 

On November 6th, 2021, MGIA (Michigan Green Industry Association) spent the day at the Taylor Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, completing work such as, bed cleanup, fertilizing, mowing, raking, tree pruning/removal and hardscaping.  All of the trees, mulch, pavers, edging, perennials, etc. have been donated by MGIA member suppliers. Donations include:

  • Expansion of the Masco Pavilion patio

  • Widened walkways (phase 1) 

  • A variety of trees and woody plants to complete our arboretum

  • Safety pruning and removal of dead trees/branches

  • New Bluestone Terrace perennial gardens

  • Expansion of Woodland Garden

  • New Woodland Trail entrance gardens

  • A dozen seat rocks 

  • 120 yards of mulch for the new beds and Woodland Trails

 

PAST DAY OF SERVICE RECIPIENTS:

2014    Clarence E. Lewis Landscape Arboretum, East Lansing

2015    Michigan Fallen Heroes Memorial, Pontiac
2016    Dauch Scout Center, Detroit
2017    Michigan War Dog Memorial, South Lyon
2018    Grace Centers of Hope, Pontiac
2019    Methodist Children's Home Society, Redford
2020    Scarlet's Playground, Commerce Township
2021    Taylor Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, Taylor

 

This Day of Service is a huge honor and benefit to the Conservatory.  The donated time, talent, material and equipment will help propel us forward to continue expanding according to our master plan. A special thank you to Larry Wright for connecting us with the MGIA Day of Service.  

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