Michigan Organic Listserve: Events

Cultivation of Shiitake and other Specialty Mushrooms Conference

When: December 5, 2009 from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Where: Kettunen Center, Tustin, MI

Why: Are you interested in learning about mushroom cultivation? If so this conference is for you. The day consists of three breakout sessions covering an array of mushroom topics, along with a Trade Show ongoing throughout the day. The conference concludes with a Round Table Discussion.

How: Cost is $75 per person. For even flier and registration form visit http://web1.msue.msu.edu/eaton/SMC.pdf, or visit www.michiganorganic.msu.edu.Questions contact Eaton County Extension at (517) 543-2310.

Come View Food, INC. A Robert Kenner Film

When: November 23, 2009

††††††††††† 6:30 PM Intro

††††††††††† 7:00 PM Film Showing Begins

††††††††††† 8:30 PM Panel Discussion

Where: North Branch High School Auditorium

††††††††††† 6598 Brush Street, North Branch, MI

Why: Food INC. helps answer the question: How much do we really know about the food we buy at our local supermarkets and serve to our families? The film features interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), and Micheal Pollan (The Omnivoreís Dilemma).Food INC, reveals the truth about what we eat, how itís produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.

At the entry to the auditorium a display of local growers and producers, shop owners and organizations will be set up with their important local and state wide information. Youíll be able to talk to those who grown your food. After the showing ends please join the Discussion Panel to review the information presented.

How: The film is Free of charge. Donations will be accepted, which will be going to organizations supporting local food system and small family farms in the Thumb Area. Questions contact Joe Scrimger/Linda Fraley at (989) 635-2684 or [log in to unmask].

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