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*Motherís Day in the Indoor 4-H Childrenís Garden*

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When:* May 9, 2010, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

*Where: *Michigan 4-H Childrenís Garden off Bogue St, south of Wilson Rd,
East Lansing, MI.
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Why: *Visit the Indoor 4-H Children's Garden with your mom and make
something special! This is a self-guided event.
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How: *Cost: Free of Charge. For more information call (517) 355-5191 ext.
1327.

 *Mushroom Cultivation Workshop*

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When:* May 29, 2010, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Where:* 4432 Hamilton Ave, Northside Cincinnati

*Why:* This workshop focuses on the cultivation of edible mushrooms using
different methods of propagation both indoor and outdoor. Topics of interest
include:

   - Medicinal properties of mushrooms
   - Growing mushrooms in gardens and food forests
   - Remediation properties of fungi
   - Benefits of mushrooms in gardens and farming
   - Log and straw cultivation


Followed by a mushroom foray in Parker Woods.
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How: *Cost: $50 per person (includes lunch potluck). For more information
contact: [log in to unmask]

 *KBS Grazing and Pasture Management Workshop*




*When: *June 2, 2010, from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

*Where:* Kellogg Biological Station, Academic Building Auditorium, 3700 E
Gull Lake Drive,

Hickory Corners, MI 49060
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Why: *This one day workshop will teach you the principles of grazing and
pasture management, combining lecture and hands-on learning that is
appropriate for the novice or experienced grazer. Includes a tour of the KBS
robotic milking dairy facility.
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How: *Cost: Pre-registeration $30 per person ($25 second participant from
same farm) Lunch and snack provided. To register or for additional
information contact Mat Haan at [log in to unmask] or 269-671-2360. For agenda
visit www.michiganorganic.msu.edu under the event tab.



*Kellogg Biological State Agricultural Research Field Day*


*When: *September 8, 2010, from 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

*Where:* KBS Farming System Center, 9702 N. 40th St. Hickory Corners, MI
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Why:* In the morning choose between a field crop research tour (cover crops,
perennial wheat, agriculture and water quality), or pasture dairy research
tour (robotic milking, dairy cow behavior, and grazing ecology). Includes a
BBQ lunch and research poster session (highlighting research from Michigan
farmers, MSU Extension educators, and KBS graduate students and post-docs).
In the afternoon learn about biofuels research (hybrid poplars for biofuel,
sustaining the soil and water, and agronomic of bioenergy crop production).
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How: *Cost: $5, register onsite. Free admission to the Kellogg Bird
Sanctuary on Sept, 8 for field day participants. Questions, contact Julie
Doll at [log in to unmask] or (269) 671-2266. To view event flier visit
www.michiganorganic.msu.edu under the events tab.

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