*Square Foot Gardening

*When:* May 4, 2010, at 6:30 p.m.

*Where:* Plant and Soil Science Bldg. (MSU Campus) Room 155, East Lansing,
Why:* Learn about square foot gardening (small but intensively planted
gardens). There will also be a tool drive for the Burmese Garden Project, so
bring a tool if you can.
How:* Free for members, or $3 for the public. For more information email *
[log in to unmask]*.

*Opening of the Ingham County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Site*

*When:* Starting May 6, 2010, from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. (Every Thursday through the
end of September)

*Where:* 5303 S. Cedar, Lansing, MI

*Why:* Come dispose of hazardous chemicals free to Ingham County
residence. Items
accepted include:

   - pesticides (weed killer, insecticides) *photographic chemicals
   - rechargeable batteries & cell phones *fluorescent lights and ballasts
   (removed from fixture)
   - cleaners & polishes *aerosols containing product (throw empties in
   - flammables (gasoline, lighter fluid, etc.) *home repair products (glue,
   caulk, etc.)
   - wood preservatives *mercury (thermometers, thermostats. Place in a
   - asphalt sealer & roofing tar ziplock bag)
   - fuel oil *small propane tanks (1 pound size)
   - automotive products (brake, steering, *acids & bases (pool chemicals,
   toilet bowl cleaners) transmission fluid) Do NOT bring *oil paint & paint
   products (thinner, mineral waste oil or antifreeze. NO LATEXspirits, stains)
   - medications: over the counter & prescription (see back for more

*How: *Free collection for the residence of Ingham County.* *For more
information contact: Ingham County Health Department Hotline (517) 887-4521.
For event flier visit ** under the events tab.

*Container Gardening*

*When:* May 8, 2010, from 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Where: *Southside Community Center, 5825 Wise Road. Lansing,MI
Why:* Don't have a yard to grown fresh food?, this workshop will teach you
how to grown vegetables in containers.

*How:* To register email *[log in to unmask]* or call (517) 374-5700.

*MSU Student Organic Farm Tour*
When:* May 10, 2010, from 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where:* Michigan State University, Student Organic Farm, 3291 College Rd.,
Holt, MI

*Why: *Come tour the MSU Student Organic Farm (SOF) and see what all it has
to offer. The SOF has six hoophouses, which are passive solar greenhouses.
The farm operates a year-round CSA program and sells some green and other
vegetables. The SOF also has bees for honey, chickens which provide eggs for
sale, and newly acquired hogs.
How:* Cost: Free or charge. Please RSVP with Adam Montri
*[log in to unmask]*or (517) 355-5191 ext 1407. To learn more about the
Student Organic Farm
visit: **.

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