PLASTICULTURE: SEASON EXTENSION 201 - MSU North Farm - 2018 Short Courses: Small Farm and Homestead Skills
Sponsoring Organization: MSU North Farm
Date: Sunday, July 15, 2018
Start Time: 1:00 p.m.
End Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location : N5431 Rock River Road, Chatham, MI. 49816
Description of the Event:
The North Farm is hosting a series of short courses starting in June 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.
Each course will begin at 1 p.m. at MSU North Farm, then move to visit other farms in Alger County for four afternoon-long learning sessions with an emphasis on demonstration and hands-on activities so you can practice what you learn in class with other farmers and gardeners.
**Workshops qualify for education hours for MSU Extension Master Gardeners and 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. Meet at N5431 Rock River Road in Chatham, MI 49816, then travel to farm visit locations.
PLASTICULTURE: SEASON EXTENSION 201 · July 15 · 1 - 5 p.m.
Plastic can work to the grower's advantage by extending the production season in cool climates and managing weed and disease pressure. See season extension using hoophouses, greenhouses, plastic mulch, and weed control tarps with Collin Thompson, MSU North Farm.
Education Credit Hours: 4.0