Friends, flowers, food, gardens & giving -- that's what AAF&G is all about!
Meaningful work – community involvement and beautification – new acquaintances and lasting friendships – membership in Ann Arbor Farm & Garden opens up a world of opportunity. Are you looking for a way to put your talents and experience to good use? We rely on the diverse interests and skills of our members in a variety of ways, from handcrafting items for sale, organizing a silent auction, or planning a party, to leadership roles on our Board.
Perhaps you’d like to expand your social circle? One of AAF&G’s strengths is our wonderful mix of members. We are a diverse group, with varied backgrounds and professions, and represent a range of ages. Brought together by our desire to contribute to the greater community, we find ourselves enriched even more by the connections to accomplished, interesting, dynamic people that AAF&G provides.
Annual active membership dues are $45, plus the member cost of four Garden Walk tickets. Active members are expected to attend monthly meetings, participate in our annual Garden Walk by volunteering before or at the event, and help provide light refreshments and table decorations for one meeting (each meeting generally has four hosts).
A sustaining membership is $60, plus the member cost of four Garden Walk tickets. If you are interested in supporting our mission and enjoying the benefits of being a member but are unable to attend daytime meetings, a sustaining membership is the way to go.
You don’t have to know a current AAF&G member to get involved, or be an Ann Arbor resident. Simply contact us by phone or email, come to a meeting as our guest, and find out what we’re all about. We welcome all inquiries and interest!
Meeting Information From September through May, meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at the Ann Arbor City Club and feature an 11:30 lunch ($15, optional), social time and a guest speaker or presentation at 1 pm.
Our speakers address a wide range of topics, including sustainability, landscape design, water issues, food systems, and tales of local birds and wildlife. These entertaining, educational presentations always invite discussion; you're sure to learn even more talking with fellow Farm & Garden members!
Annual Special Events April -- Daffodils4Detroit on Belle Isle June -- Garden Walk (second Saturday) & Ka-BLOOM member party December – Holiday lunch
AAF&G now has a mailing address!
P.O. Box 354 Dexter, MI 48130
President Judy Parsons Vice President Carrie Riedeman Parliamentarian Audrey DeMarois Recording Secretary Ann Ringia Corresponding Sec'y Ann Meredith Foundation Treasurer Pat Mueller Operations Treasurer Pat Garrett
2018-2019 Standing Committee Chairs
Foundation Ann Ringia Fundraising Ann Gladwin Garden Walk Wanda Olsen, Beth Antrup Historian Karen Jania Horticultural Therapy Karen Mikus Member Services Communications Audrey DeMarois Hospitality Sharon Darga Programs Pat Stejskal, Loni Lutter Social Events Sandy Burbank Membership Irene Ball Nametags Mickey Barley Promotion/Publications Carrie Riedeman Yearbook Carrie Riedeman Website Carrie Riedeman, Sunny Roller
Past Presidents Audrey DeMarois, Sandy Heng, Dianna Samuelson