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Monday, February 9, 2015

Urban Farmer Tune Up programs in Flint and Novi this spring - a location update!

We have an update on the Urban Farmer Tune Up programs in Flint and Novi this March the Flint workshop location will now be at the new Flint Farmers Market!


Urban Farmer Tune-Up Workshops this spring!


Join us for a comprehensive look at produce growing to either hone your current skills, develop new strategies, or better understand weeds and diseases.

This class is for anyone growing produce (or wishing to) in urban environments. 

The same workshop will be offered on two different days – in Flint on Friday March 20 and in Novi on Saturday March 21, hosted by MSU Extension.


DAY:      March 20, 2015 - Flint

               March 21, 2015 - Novi


TIME: 9:00 am - 4:00 pmthe morning track is 9am – 12pm; and the afternoon track is 1pm-4pm; lunch (12pm-1pm) is included with full day registration



Friday, MARCH 20TH, 2015: Flint Farmer’s Market, 300 E. First St., Flint, MI 48502co-sponsored by MSU Extension- Genesee and Flint Food Works!!!

Saturday, 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


Program brochure is available at the registration link above!



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:

   Diagnosing Vegetable Insect Pests

   Disease Management

   Organic Weed Management

   Honey Bee Colony Management


If you have any questions on the Flint program, please call 810-244-8530; Novi program, please call 248-347-0269.


Hope to see you there!


Terry McLean

Michigan State University Extension Educator

Community Food Systems

FoodCorps MI Host Site Supervisor

605 N. Saginaw, Suite 1A, Flint 48502

Office: 810-244-8530

Cell: 810-938-8818 


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