Entries by Josh Stoltz

Seed Guild Potluck Meeting

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 […]

Winterizing the Beehives

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 […]

Concert: Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards

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 […]

Farm Series: Mushroom Production

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, […]

Sauerkraut & Kimchi Workshop

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 […]

Tomato Canning

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 […]

Hops 101

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 […]

Intermediate Beekeeping Class

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, […]