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LMC Collaborates with Fernwood and Orchard Hills for May Community Education Classes

April 17, 2014

NILES, MI – Lake Michigan College’s Bertrand Crossing Campus is offering three workshops in May. A cooking class is offered in collaboration with Fernwood Botanical Gardens, and cooking and golf classes are offered at Orchard Hills Country Club.


Cooking with Herbs
Chef Tim Carrigan will lead students from the magnificent herb garden outside his kitchen window into his creative kitchen, where he will demonstrate the use of herbs to infuse everyday dishes with flavor and aromas and brighten up our culinary repertoire. The choices, the possibilities, and the flavors are endless. Some eating of homework is required. This course is part of an exciting new collaboration with our friends at the beautiful Fernwood Botanical Garden.

Date:                Saturday, May 3, 2014
Time:                10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location:           Fernwood Botanical Garden, Range Line Road, Buchanan
Cost:                 $30 (no discounts apply)
Instructor:         Chef Tim Carrigan


Marinades and Grilling
In his kitchen at Orchard Hills Country Club and out on his deck overlooking the St. Joseph River, Chef Tim Carrigan will explore different meats, cuts, flavorings, and serving ideas to help summer grilling parties go off with a bang. Students will learn to infuse impressive, crowd-pleasing flavor into grilled foods. Some eating of homework is required.

Date:                Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time:                10 am – 12 pm
Location:           Orchard Hills Country Club, Niles- Buchanan Road, Buchanan
Cost:                 $30 (no discounts apply)
Instructor:         Chef Tim Carrigan


Golf for Beginners
A course of instruction for beginning and intermediate golfers, teaching golf rules, etiquette, and terminology at the Bertrand Crossing Campus’ beautiful neighbor, Orchard Hills Country Club. The beginner will learn the proper grip, stance, swing posture, and purpose of the various golf clubs. For intermediate players, the course will cover chipping, using a variety of “approach” shots including the “lob” shot, as well as solutions for “hooking” and “slicing”.

Date:                Tuesdays, May 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2014
Time:                6 – 7 p.m.
Location:           Orchard Hills Country Club, 2841 Niles-Buchanan Rd, Buchanan, MI
Cost:                 $49 per person (no discounts apply)
Instructor:         Chuck Pullen, PGA Professional

To learn more about this and other community education classes at the Bertrand Crossing Campus, call (269) 695-1391 or visit

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