In 2012, Justin Burchett (then Huron Pines AmeriCorps Member serving at the OCD as Education Coordinator) decided to try something new - a festival in the Otsego County Alternative Landscaping Demonstration Garden.

A series of 13 environmental education workshops designed for children and adults were arranged. Bands were booked, artists were scheduled, and a tradition was born!

As the years pass the festival continues to grow in popularity. Though the festival is completely free (with the exception of items sold by food and art vendors), people are encouraged to donate in support of the OCD's environmental education programming and the maintenance of the 3-acre garden in which the festival takes place. This garden continues to function as an outdoor classroom for many of the OCD's activities.

We invite you to set aside June 28th, 2014 and plan on joining us for the 3rd Annual CEE Art in the Garden Festival! And if you are the type of person that loves to make a good thing great, drop us a line to find out about the multiple volunteer committees dedicated to planning and carrying out what we believe to be one of the finest festival experiences in northern Michigan!
A Celebration of Nature Through Art, Music, and Workshops!
Annual CEE Art in the Garden Festival
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Otsego Conservation District
800 Livingston Blvd., Ste. 4A, Gaylord, MI 49735
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