Sponsoring Organization: MSU North Farm
Date: Sunday, August 13, 2017
Start Time: 1:00 p.m.
End Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location : MSU North Farm, Rock River Rd., Chatham, MI. 49816
Description of the Event:
The North Farm is hosting a series of short courses starting in May on topics designed for market gardeners, small farms, and skill-seekers interested in gardening and farming. These workshops are an in-depth exploration of farming fundamentals and best practices taught by multiple instructors.
Come to MSU North Farm for four afternoon-long learning sessions with an emphasis on hands-on activities so you can practice what you learn in class with other farmers and gardeners.
**Each workshop qualifies for education hours for MSU Extension Master Gardeners**
** Soil Health qualifies as MAEAP Phase 1 Credit**
$30 for each course/$100 for all 4 courses
Farm rate for multiple attendees from one farm - $45 for each course/$150 for all 4 courses
Refreshments and snacks are provided.
INSECTS ON THE FARM
Sunday, August 13 · 1 - 6 p.m.
Insects are important players on the farm – though often thought of as pests and parasites, insects are active in soil health, as pollinators, and even as pest control. Understanding insects in the context of your whole farm ecosystem will help you make informed decisions. Learn best practices from MSU educators on integrated pest management (IPM), native pollinators, and bees.
Education Credit Hours: 5