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Winter Gardening with Master Gardener Merry Martin the topic for the Next “Healthy Living…Together” on March 15

Photo: Nina Barnett, Public Relations and Foundation Coordinator

You might already be dreaming of planting your garden this spring, but there’s no need to wait; McKenzie Health System’s next “Healthy Living…Together” will share tips on Winter Gardening How-To’s with Master Gardener Merry Martin on March 15 The free event takes place from noon to 1 p.m.

Martin will provide information on how to get your plants started with winter tips on how to prepare for the season to come in her session designed for aspiring and seasoned gardeners of all levels. Registration is now available at The live session includes the ability to watch via Zoom or call in via phone; the webinar will also be recorded and shared via McKenzie Health System’s YouTube channel and Facebook page. Speakers are on video so participants can see and hear them; participants will be able to type interactive questions and comments for the Q&A discussion.

“You don’t have to wait for summer to get started on your garden thanks to Merry’s upcoming session on winter gardening,” said Nina Barnett, McKenzie Health System Public Relations and Foundation Coordinator and Healthy Living Chair. “We can’t wait to learn more about how to get an early start on your favorite flowers and produce.”

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

Additional dates and topics include:

  • April 19, Child Abuse Prevention: Stephanie MacMillan, Child Advocacy Center
  • May 17, Outdoor Cooking Class & Container Gardening Herbs: Merry Martin, Master Gardener and Kristina Myers, Registered Dietitian, McKenzie Health System – takes place at Diamond Trail, Sandusky
  • June 21, Puppy 101 and How to Make Dog Treats: Carolyn Crowe, Great Lakes K9 Obedience Instructor, Leader Dog for the Blind Puppy Raising Program Counselor, and AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator; and Kristina Myers, Registered Dietitian, McKenzie Health System – takes place at Diamond Trail, Sandusky
  • July 19, The Signs of Drug Use: Emily Quandt, LMSW, Director of Human Services, McKenzie Health System
  • August 16, Preserving Your Michigan Harvest: Laurie Messing, MSU Extension Food Safety Educator
  • September 20, Organizing Tips: Connie Kramer, Integrit Cleaning & Organizing Service
  • October 18, Medicare/Medicaid, Kari Granz, Program Coordinator, Thumb Community Health Partnership
  • November 15, Sleep—The Best Ways to Get What You Need and Easy Home Workouts: Jennifer Long, Director of Rehab Services, McKenzie Health System; and Veronica Byrne, Physical Therapist, McKenzie Health System

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.