What? Seed Guild Potluck Meeting. After a strong turnout of over 40 people at the October 24th Seed Party and Potluck @Grow Benzie, the group agreed to keep the momentum going and to meet again before the holiday season. Why? To formulate how the guild operates- goals, structure, roles- and find out what everyones interests […]
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WHAT? Benzie Area Beekeepers Guild will be winterizing the Grow Benzie hives for the final time in 2017. Join the group to check drop boards for mites, wrap the hives and stack straw bails for protection from the elements. We’ll also discuss our meeting plans for during the winter and spring months. WHEN? Wednesday, November […]
Performer info? Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards are clearly inheritors of a timeless legacy, creating music that is both original and evocative of a rich tradition. Blending distinctive voices and a wide range of accompaniment (guitar, harmonica, ukulele, clarinet, penny whistle, electric bass), their songs have been well-received by audiences around the eastern United States […]
What? Grow Benzie Farm Series: Mushroom Production. Participants will increase their understanding of spawn, innoculation and incubation of several mushroom varieties inlcuidng shiitakes, oysters, lion’s mane, and wine cap. Guest presenter includes Bernie from Ware Farms and Casey from Five Springs Farm. Who? Farmers, beginning producers, retiring/transitioning producers, organic producers, specialty crop producers, sustainable producers, […]
What? Sauerkraut & Kimchi… it’s not rocket science. Naturally fermented cabbage provides probiotics, designed by nature to enhance your internal flora and fauna. Join the team as we cut cabbage and veggies, add to brine, and make the Good Stuff! Chris Schnepf, full-time brewer Stormcloud Brewing Company will be hosting the workshop. Here’s a […]
What? Grow Benzie Farm Series: Community Seed Saving Party and Potluck . Join us for this fun and informative conversation and potluck with Ben Cohen, owner of Small House Farm; Jan Shireman, local homesteader and seed-saver; and Casey Chinnock of Five Springs Farm. Participants will share seeds and stories while we discuss how to build a […]
What? Grow Benzie Farm Series: Seed Saving. Discussion will include how to grow mineral-dense food in order to get high quality seeds, how to harvest and store seeds, as well as how to take the seeds out of storage and sow properly. Guest presenter is Craig Schaaf of Golden Rule Farm. Who? Farmers, beginning producers, […]
What? Tomato Canning. This drop-in session, lead by Chris, mom of Grow Benzie’s executive director, Josh Stoltz, will introduce people to the basics of canning. Observe, learn, and, if you feel like it, lend a hand. You can drop in for five minutes or stay for the entire session. Chris will be canning local tomatoes […]
What? Grow Benzie Farm Series: Hops 101. Discussion will discuss historical market trends, international and local production data, business opportunity, and future growth potential and risks. Guest presenters include Rob Sirrine from MSU and Brian Confer from Stormcloud Brewing Company. Who? Farmers, beginning producers, retiring/transitioning producers, organic producers, specialty crop producers, sustainable producers, value-added […]
What? Grow Benzie Farm Series: Intermediate Beekeeping. Participants will learn about mite and disease identification/control, and summertime supering of the hives. Guest presenter is Sharon Jones from Sleeping Bear Apiaries, BeeDazzled & St. Ambrose Cellars. Who? Farmers, beginning producers, retiring/transitioning producers, organic producers, specialty crop producers, sustainable producers, value-added producers, small business owners When? Thursday, […]
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