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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Upcoming Workshops

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Please forward to any appropriate participants - Thanks!


Come understand the steps to plan, maintain and run a school garden while integrating garden activities into your curriculum to meet state standards. From gardening basics to building a garden team as well as curriculum activities, this workshop is designed for hands-on educators interested in gaining the technical knowledge necessary to start a garden. Learn how to engage your students in the outdoor classroom or choose to bring the concepts indoors. School garden hands-on activities are presented as a strategy for meeting curriculum content expectations as outlined in the Common Core State Standards.


DAY: Thursday, March 5, 2015

TIME:  Event begins promptly at 8:15 a.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m.  Sign in begins 15 minutes prior to the event. 

LOCATION:  MSU Tollgate Education Center 28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI


FEE:   $75.00 Pre-registration required


REGISTER BY:  March 2, 2015

SCHECHs provided upon approval

Lunch provided

Pre-registration required

For more information please contact Kristine Hahn, or 313-567-9701,

ext. 102


Urban Farmer Tune-Up Workshop


This class is good for anyone interested in growing produce in urban environments.  This workshop is offered two different days at two different locations


DAY: March 20, 2015 - Flint

  March 21, 2015 - Novi

TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


MARCH 20TH, 2015: MSU Extension Genesee County, 605 N. Saginaw St. Flint, MI 48502

MARCH 21, 2015:  MSU Extension Tollgate Education Center, 28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI 48377

FEE:   $35.00 Full day / $20.00 Half day; Pre-registration required


AGENDA:  Morning Track: Urban soils and preparing a new site

  Extending the season

  Cover crops to build the soil

   Food safety & post-harvest handling

Afternoon Track:

   Damage Control - Pests

   Disease Management

   Organic Weed Management

   Honey Bee Management

Kristine Hahn

Michigan State University Extension Educator

Community Food Systems

Eastern Market Office

1445 Adelaide

Detroit, MI 48207


248-802-4590 (CELL)

313-567-8726 (FAX)

NEW LOCATION and phone number


"We are what we repeatedly do.  Therefore, excellence is not an act, but a habit."  Aristotle


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