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Evenings in the Garden: Sustainable Vegetable Gardening 101

Sponsoring Organization: MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center

Date: Thursday, June 9, 2016

Start Time: 6:30PM

End Time: 8:30PM

Location : MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center, 28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI 48377

Description of the Event: This inaugural lecture of the Evenings in the Garden 2016 season is taught by MSU Tollgate's Sustainable Agriculture Instructor and CSA Coordinator, Will Jaquinde ( We will find out how to build fertile soil, and provide vegetable plants with the growing conditions they need in order to produce bumper crops in our garden. Topics covered will include building organic matter in our soils, reading a soil test and amending accordingly, strategies to maximize soil health and fertility, making the most out of the growing season, along with other key techniques for success. Will Jaquinde is a Southeastern Michigan native who studied Environmental Studies and Biology at Denison University. Since then, he has worked at a number of small organic farms in the Midwest. He has an avid interest in growing and preparing (and eating) local, sustainable food, with a focus on crops and techniques that conserve and improve the soil.

Education Credit Hours: 2

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