Square Foot Gardening

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

Where: Plant and Soil Science Bldg. (MSU Campus) Room 155, East Lansing, MI

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.

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 trash)
  • 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 information)
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 www.michiganorganic.msu.edu under the events tab.

Container Gardening

When: May 8, 2010, from 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Southside Community Center, 5825 Wise Road. Lansing,MI

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

May 10, 2010, from 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

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.

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: www.msuorganicfarm.com.
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