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February 16, 2013

Farm Focus in Brief: 02/16/2013

Community Garden

SOUTH HAVEN — “Starting a Community Vegetable Garden: Community Garden Leadership Training” will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 21 at Lake Michigan College in South Haven.

Neighborhood groups, community organizations, educators and religious and nonprofit volunteers can come and learn about the essentials of coordinating a successful community garden. The workshop would be appropriate for those interested in school and institutional gardens as well.

The workshop will help garden leaders learn proven methods and techniques that can simplify organizing and sustaining a community garden. Also discussed will be ways to avoid conflict and methods for engaging and inspiring higher levels of participation. The workshop is based on American Community Garden Association’s Growing Communities curriculum and will be taught by an MSU Extension educator. The cost of the workshop is $25.

To register or for more information, call (269) 657-8213.

ANR Week 2013

EAST LANSING — Are you interested in gardening? Searching for ways to make your garden flourish this spring? Agriculture and Natural Resources Week 2013 provides several workshops to enhance that green thumb.

ANR Week is an annual event on the Michigan State University campus that hosts a wide variety of meetings, workshops and conferences in areas including agriculture, horticulture and natural resources. The event is slated for March 2-9.

The following horticulture-related conferences are featured during ANR Week 2013:

n Michigan Wildflower Conference, March 3-4 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center; information and registration form at http://www.wildflowersmich.org/index.php?menu=5.

n Michigan Herb Associates 26th Annual Conference March 8-9 at the Eppley and Kellogg centers; to register online, visit http://miherb.org./?path=registration.

In addition, the Michigan Gladiolus Conference is at the Holiday Inn West in Kalamazoo. For more information, contact Ewart at ewart@msu.edu.

Formerly known as Farmers’ Week, ANR Week is in its 98th year. Learn more at www.canr.msu.edu/anrweek.

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