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Conversation with Michael Pollan
When: April 11, 2010, from 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Where: Zingerman’s Roadhouse, Ann Arbor, MI
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.
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”.
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
objective of the conference is to help build a more sustainable food
environment for Tribal communities. This Conference will include the
- Keynote address by Winona LeDuke
- Programs that have worked in Tribal Communities
- Learn to build a raised bed gardens
- Youth gardening programs that work in Indian Country
- Seed saving and Native Gardening
- Nutrition and exercise benefits of sustainable foods
- Traditional uses of Wild plants and weeds
- Local hoophouse and farm tour
How: Visit www.michiganorganic.msu.edu 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.
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.
- March 25 and April 1 – Hillsdale, MI
- March 30 and April 6 – St. Johns, MI
- April 7 and 14 – Sandusky, MI
- April 8 and 15 – Mattawan, MI
- April 9 and 16 – Grand Rapids, MI
- April 21 and 28 – West Branch, MI
Each workshop will comprise two separate one-day sessions. Each workshop will comprise two separate one-day sessions.
- Day one 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m
- Day two 9 a.m. – 1 p.m
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 www.michiganorganic.msu.edu under events tab to register for workshop.