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 […]
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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, […]
What? Grow Benzie Farm Series: Beekeeping 101. Participants will learn basic bee biology, hive architecture, seasonal maintenance, and discuss honeybee pest and disease management. 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 […]
What? All those who have never tried kombucha and those who have been brewing for years are welcome to come together at this kombucha meet-up and class. Experienced brewers will share their best practices and beginners can learn how to brew kombucha. Kombucha is fermented, lightly effervescent tea drink that has a number of […]
What? Learn about spinning and other related fiber arts from a local spinning group by watching and asking questions as they spin (on a wheel or drop spindle), knit, make kumihimo cord, weave, and card a variety of fibers. Fibers demonstrated may include angora, wool, silk, and alpaca. Stay afterwards to enjoy the fun […]
What? Join Chad Van Tol of Cold Creek Permaculture to learn how to apply basic permaculture techniques to make a garden bed that requires little water or maintenance. $5 per person. Scholarships available. No gardening or permaculture experience necessary to attend the class. A hugelkultur bed is a no-dig, low-to-no maintenance garden bed that, […]
What? Join Mariah Chinnock of Five Springs Farm in learning how to make herbal salve. Attendees will take home a jar of salve. RSVPs encouraged but not required. 3:30-5pm $12 Come early or stay late to enjoy Grow Benzie’s Monday Farmers Market, which runs from 3-7pm. Class will take place rain or shine. Info: 231-882-9510 […]
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