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Compost, Soil and Seeds Night

  • Grow Benzie 5885 Frankfort Highway Benzonia, MI, 49616 United States (map)

WHAT?
This annual event incorporates multiple areas of Grow Benzie including our Seed Library, our community compost bins, and the soil living inside our hoophouses and outside in our gardens. Anyone participating in Benzie Composts (using the shared compost bin behind the barn), is welcome to pick up their bucket of fresh compost from 2017. Attendees are welcome to learn about our new Seed Library at Grow Benzie, taking or depositing donated seeds from the seed catalog, and then stay for a presentation about seed biology from local expert, Craig Schaaf. Immediately following the seed discussion, attendees will venture out on the farm to see first hand how Craig surveys growing areas and decides how to amend soil using the available amenities.

WHEN?
Tuesday, May 22nd from 6-8pm
5:30pm, Grow Benzie tours and compost pick-up for members
6:00pm, Seed Library introduction, presentation on seed structure/biology
6:45pm, Break, Time for seed checkout
7:00pm, Soil tour of Grow Benzie
7:45pm, Q&A

WHERE?
Grow Benzie
5885 Frankfort Hwy (M-115), Benzonia 49616
1 mile west of the stoplight at US-31/M-115
5 miles east of Frankfort
30 minutes north of Manistee
30 minutes west of Traverse City

WHO?
Farmers, beginning producers, retiring/transitioning producers, organic producers, specialty crop producers, sustainable producers, value-added producers, small business owners

WHY?
Sponsored by the USDA-Risk Management Agency and in partnership with Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology, this workshop aims to share knowledge with producers to increase their viability and reduce financial, production, and marketing risks. Grow Benzie’s goal is to deepen relationships between organizations, farmers, and the community.

HOW MUCH?
$5/per person

WHERE?
Grow Benzie Event Center
5885 Frankfort Highway (M-115), Benzonia, 49616
*** 1 mile west of stoplight in Benzonia
*** 5 miles east of Frankfort
*** 20 miles west of Interlochen
*** 30 miles north of Manistee

QUESTIONS: 231-882-9510, info@GrowBenzie.org

Earlier Event: May 21
MiFiberShed Open Studio