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Season Extension--The North Farm Extension Short Course

Sponsoring Organization: MSUE

Date: Sunday, April 17, 2016

Start Time: 1:00 p.m.

End Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location : The North Farm, N5431 Rock River Road, Chatham, MI.

Description of the Event: The North Farm is hosting a series of Extension short courses starting in April on topics designed for market gardeners, small farms, and skill-seekers interested in gardening and farming. These short courses are an in-depth exploration of farming fundamentals and best practices taught by multiple instructors. Come to The North Farm for 5-hour learning sessions with an emphasis on hands-on activities so you can practice what you learn in class. Each short course includes the cost of materials for a project that is part of the instruction (1 set of materials per registration). Activities include using low hoop benders, building a strap hoe, saving seeds, and learning to test soil respiration. All short courses start at 1 p.m. EST and are located at The North Farm, N5431 Rock River Road, Chatham, MI - 1 mile north of the Village of Chatham on the Rock River Road Season Extension - Sunday, April 17, 1 - 6 p.m. Growing food for more of the year increases food security and can bolster your farms earnings. This course will be valuable for individuals in the planning stages of hoop house construction. Hands-on: Bend hoops for a 4X12 bed - Topics: Which hoop house is right for your operation?, Siting considerations, Hoop house planting schedules & Crops for year-round production. $30 for each course or $100 for all 4.  FARM RATE AVAILABLE for multiple attendees from one farm $45 for each course or $150 for all courses More info at

Education Credit Hours: 5.0

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