Entries by Josh Stoltz

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, […]

Beekeeping 101 Class

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 […]

Spinning Demonstrations

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 […]

Permaculture Technique: Hugelkultur Garden Bed Class

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, […]

Make Your Own Herbal Salve

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 […]