There will be a plant sale to benefit the Pewabic Street Community Garden from 10 am – 3 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church on Montezuma Ave. in Houghton. Saturday, May 28th.
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What will be covered in the program? The one-day program will run from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm, with registration beginning at 8:30 am. The morning part of the program will include lectures on fungal biology, morphological characteristics of mushroom identification, as well as a review of every species of wild-foraged mushroom approved for sale in Michigan. Please see our Mushroom Study Guide page for the list of mushrooms covered. Following lunch, there will be a review of fresh and…Find out more »
Workshop topics include: why garden?; garden design; gardening resources, integrating gardening into the curriculum, season extension including low tunnel hoop houses; tips and tricks for successful school gardening. Presenters include: Kathryn O’Donnell, FoodCorps Member MSU Extension Chippewa Co Quincy Higgins Arney, MTU Master Gardener Joan Chadde and Lloyd Wescoat, Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative and MTU Center for Science and Environmental Outreach Arnie Kinnunen, Western Upper Peninsula Health Department Cost: $30 per person includes lunch and resource materials. Free to LSSFind out more »
Together At The Farm - UP Local Food Conference Saturday July 30, 2016 All who eat are welcome! Join us at the MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center in Chatham, Michigan for the premiere UP Local Food Conference Register Here Conference Schedule Conference Program Session Descriptions 2016 Sponsorship and Vendor Packet Conference Poster Lodging Information Keynote Speaker Eliot Coleman ELIOT COLEMAN has been involved in organic farming since 1966. He has 50 years experience in field vegetables, greenhouse vegetables, rotational grazing of…Find out more »
UP Multi-species Processing Feasibility Study Project: Survey Now Open The Upper Peninsula Multi-species Processing Feasibility Study Project is a cooperative venture between several stakeholders including Marquette County, MSU Extension, Upper Peninsula Food Exchange, Farm Bureau, and regional planning organizations, and has hired Karen Karp & Partners along with John-Mark Hack of Marksbury Farm and BJH… Read the full article
USDA Offers New Loans for Portable Farm Storage and Handling Equipment Portable Equipment Can Help Producers, including Small-Scale and Local Farmers, Get Products to Market Quickly COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 29, 2016 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide a new financing option to help farmers purchase portable storage and handling equipment. Farm… Read the full article