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Motherís Day in the Indoor 4-H Childrenís Garden


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.

Why:
Visit the Indoor 4-H Children's Garden with your mom and make something special! This is a self-guided event.

How:
Cost: Free of Charge. For more information call (517) 355-5191 ext. 1327.

Mushroom Cultivation Workshop


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



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:


Followed by a mushroom foray in Parker Woods.

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

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.

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

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).

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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