Author Archives: Charlie West

Growing Your Own Food – Session 6

 

Thursday, April 20th @ 7 pm

Marquette Missionary Church, 1804 Wright St., Marquette

Abbey Palmer, Education Coordinator at the MSU North Farm, will bring her season extension supplies and demonstrate how to use a hoop bender and explain how to take advantage of the free tool library, which has expanded dramatically in recent years.

Tools available to the public include hoop benders, wheel hoe, soil probe kit and soil blockers.

Abbey will also be talking about the principles of season extension and give examples.

We hope you can make it Thursday, April 20th @ 7 pm.

Marquette Missionary Church, 1804 Wright St., Marquette

Seed Swap and Seed Start – it’s time!!

Growing your Food Session 5 –

Session 5:  March 16 @ 7 pm

 

Marquette Missionary Church, 1804 Wright St.

Presenters:  Ray Bush, Farm Manager, Partridge Creek Farm;  Lanae Joubert, Nutrition Educator, Northern Mich. Univ.

Soil, site — and now seeds! Ray Bush, Farm Manager at Partridge Creek Farm, will work with us on planning a garden using the “square foot gardening method“.   A special “work it thru” handout will be provided (bring a pencil). Count on a lot of Q + A . . .

In addition, Lanae Joubert, an NMU nutrition educator, will give us examples of what we can grow that will provide the same or better nutritional value as the food that’s shipped from far away (at great expense) up to the U.P. 

No, you do not need to bring a pot of soil.

Then here’s an event you’ll be interested in –

Reading Group To Discuss After Oil 3

The Transition Marquette County Reading Group will discuss the stories in After Oil 3, selected and edited by John Michael Greer, on Thursday, March 9, at 7pm in the Conference Room at Peter White Public Library in Marquette.

The twelve stories that make up the book are all set centuries in the future, when oil and fossil fuels are a thing of the past. New cultures and civilizations have begun to form, and a time of renewal has begun. Some seem like they would be pleasant stories to inhabit, others not so much. Part of our discussion will be over what makes the difference, and what insights that might give us for life today.

The Reading Group invites everyone to join them for the discussion. It would help to have at least started to read the book. For more information call Charlie at 226-3314 or email mqtchaz@gmail.com

Growing Your Own Food – Session 4

 

Session #4 will be this Thursday, Feb 16, at the Marquette Missionary Church, 1804 Wright Street in Marquette, starting at 7pm.

Growing perennials saves time and labor and preserves soil structure by not requiring replanting each year. This month, find out how to use perennials in edible landscaping and forest gardening through a permaculture perspective.

Participants will actually propagate a perennial cutting to take home and plant. Wow, how’s that for a hands-on activity ?