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"Deer Doctor" gardening expert coming to Ann Arbor

Meet "The Deer Doctor!" Join us as we welcome Sandy Baker, a.k.a., “The Deer Doctor” to Ann Arbor. Throughout the nation, Sandy has successfully helped people solve deer-related gardening challenges. Her popular seminar, “How to Deer-Proof Your Garden” has been presented throughout the United States. Her audiences include home gardeners, Master Gardeners, parks personnel, nursery employees, landscapers and growers.

Registration: Space is limited to 60 people. Please RSVP to if you wish to attend. Walk-ins welcome as space permits.

Cost: FREE

Ages: All ages welcome

About Sandy Baker:

Sandy Baker began instructing and consulting on deer-proofing gardens in the 1990s. The opportunity arose naturally through her leadership role in an education-focused wildlife organization where she became sensitive to people’s need for state-of-the-art information.

Sandy’s professional (organization/board leaderships, presentation credentials) and personal (life-long organic gardener, past retail greenhouse/nursery owner) experience along with ongoing research opportunities keep her material fresh and current. She has co-authored several articles and authored the guidebook, “How to Deer-Proof Your Garden in Five Easy Steps.” In her capacity as consultant to the Humane Society of the United States, Sandy has presented deer-proofing seminars, educational programs and backyard consultations.

Author How to Deer-Proof Your Garden in Five Easy Steps © (2003) S. Baker & R. Matwyshen, Seven Steps to Achieving a Genuine Public Consensus on an Emotional Issue: With Specific Examples of How Citizens’ Task Forces Have Sometimes Failed, 5 Buffalo Environmental Law Journal 410-419 (1998) S. Baker & J. Fritsch, New Territory for Deer Management: Human Conflicts on the Suburban Frontier, 25 Wildlife Society Bulletin 404-407 (1997) Wildlife Leadership Consultant, Humane Society of the United States 2004-2009 President, Monroe County Alliance for Wildlife Protection 1992-Present Representative, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation DMU 96 Task Force 1995, 1996 Board Member, Irondequoit Deer Action Committee 1991 Trustee, Helmer Nature Center 1987, 1988

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