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McKenzie Healthy Living Event on May 18 to Focus on Container Gardening

Sanilac County, Mich. – As we head into warmer weather, the “Healthy Living Together” virtual series will feature tips on Container Gardening with Sanilac County Master Gardener Merry Martin. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 18 from noon to 1 p.m.

The free webinar is live, with the chance to watch via Zoom or call in via phone, and it will also be recorded and shared on the McKenzie YouTube channel and Facebook page after the event. Participants will have the opportunity to type interactive questions and comments for the Q&A discussion.

“This workshop has been a local favorite for many years, and we are thrilled to bring back Merry, who enjoys mixing it up each year to show different types of plants along with “tried and true” gardening tips,” said Louise Blasius, LMSW, LPC, Director of Human Services at McKenzie Health System and Healthy Living Together Chair. “Whether you are brand-new to container gardening or looking to expand your repertoire, Merry will inspire you to find your green thumb.”

The Container Gardening webinar will focus on growing vegetables and flowers in containers, rather than planting them in the ground.

Community members can register for each free event at 810-648-6117 or

Additional dates and topics include:

  • June 15, Teen Vaping and Smoking - Matt Gezequel, Sandusky Police Department
  • July 20, Gut Health and Nutrition - Tara Blank, McKenzie Gastroenterology and Kristina Myers, McKenzie Health System Registered Dietitian
  • August 17, Kids Can Cook, Too - Carol Bublitz, Nutrition Instructor, Sanilac County MSU Extension
  • September 21, Parenting 101 - Great Start Collaborative-Sanilac and Partners
  • October 19, Medicare - Louise Blasius, McKenzie Health System Director of Human Services
  • November 16, Let the Snow Fall, Not You! - Sandra Martin, Senior Services and Louise Blasius, McKenzie Health System Director of Human Services
  • December, Step into Fitness - Sanilac County fitness experts – videos will be shared throughout the month

Healthy Living…Together is a project developed by McKenzie Health System in collaboration with the Sanilac County Health Department, MSU Extension, Great Start Collaborative - Sanilac and Sanilac County Community Mental Health.