Conversation with Michael Pollan

When: April 11, 2010, from 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Where: Zingerman’s Roadhouse, Ann Arbor, MI

Why: Author Michael Pollan (“Omnivore’s Dilemma”, “In Defense of Food”) will come to Zingerman’s Roadhouse for “an intimate conversation” with a few people. The main event (6:30-8:30 p.m.) is limited to 100 people. A pre-event gathering (5:30-6:30 p.m.) is limited to 20 people.

All food will be local and organic, produced by Zingerman’s chef Alex Young. The event will raise money for two Ann Arbor food projects: Edible Avalon and the Homegrown Food Festival, and for Pollan’S new film, “Growing Health”.

How: To make reservations visit Zingerman’s website or call (734) 663-3663. Cost: $500 – includes: Private Reception with Michael Pollan, Conversation & Book Signing, Package of Chris Bedford’s DVD’s, and Pollan’s 3 books. $150 – includes: Conversation and Book Signing. Please contact me at (231) 893-3937 or at [log in to unmask] if you have any questions.

Do Indigenous Gardening Conference

When: March 19-21, 2010

Where: Bay Mills Resort and Conference Center, Brimley, MI

Why: The objective of the conference is to help build a more sustainable food environment for Tribal communities. This Conference will include the following:

How: Visit under events tab for registration brochure.


Dairy Farmers Wanted: Positioning your dairy business for the future Workshop

Tired of attending workshops where you feel like you’re just another cow in the pasture? This workshop Positioning your dairy business for the future, goes far beyond simply presenting information, as participants will receive individual attention before, during and after the program that will help them examine where they are in relation to the rest of the Michigan dairy industry and strategically plan for the future.

Participants should bring their farms’ last four years of tax records (schedule F, 4797 and balance sheets). A member of the MSU Extension Farm Information Resource Management (FIRM) team will contact the first registrant from each operation prior to the class to create a customized worksheet for use during the class and answer any questions about the program.


Each workshop will comprise two separate one-day sessions.  Each workshop will comprise two separate one-day sessions.

How: Cost: $50 for the first person from dairy business (includes a personalized financial workbook) $40 for each additional person attending from the same operation (no workbook included). Registrations are due on week prior to the first session at each location. Visit under events tab to register for workshop.
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