Grow Benzie Potluck: Water Festival

Grow Benzie Dinner, Topic: MI Water

Grow Benzie hosts bi-monthly dinner and potluck discussions through the winter, typically on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. This evening will be a dinner, and we will be hosting the Benzie Community Water Council celebrating the 7th Annual Benzie Water Festival. Panel discussion includes Ed Hoogterp (Benzie County Drain Commissioner), John Ransom (Benzie Conservation District), Liz Kirkwood (Executive Director, FLOW-For the Love Of Water), and Holly & Percy Bird (Standing Rock Legal Council/Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Tribal Council). Dinner will be made from scratch, courtesy of the Northern Michigan Culinary Arts Community. Proceeds benefit Grow Benzie’s culinary programs.

Tuesday, February 14th, 6pm

All ages welcome.

$10 suggested donation, however no one will be turned away.

Grow Benzie 5885 Frankfort Highway (M-115), Benzonia, 49616
1 mile west of stoplight in Benzonia
Questions: 231-882-9510

If Benzie County Central Schools are closed, the event will be cancelled.

1 reply
  1. Robin
    Robin says:

    I’ve just discovered the group called “Oil and Water Don’t Mix” based in Traverse City. They are a group concerned with the terribly decaying condition of the Canadian oil co. Enbridge #5 oil pipeline that is built under the Straits. Since 1988 it has been responsible for failures at least fifteen times dumping about 260000 gallons of oil onto marshes and land. A catastrophic failure could dump it’s entire 23 million of gallons of oil (a day) into Lakes Michigan and Huron with horrendous results to the Great Lakes system, and thus hurt Benzie county itself. I think it would make sense for you to invite them to your water-related Benzie county water festival. Perhaps it could help this group gather a few more signatures on their petition to the governor and the state attorney and a few more dollars into their coffers. They are “seeking to enforce the 1953 easement and immediately shut down Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac to protect the Great lakes from a catastrophic oil spill.”


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