Group Buy for Nutrient-Dense Potatoes

Growing potatoes this year?

While the Seed Co-op is a thing of the past, Transition Marquette County is coordinating a “group buy” of three different varieties of seed potato. They are visually striking – red, blue, and gold with purple skin – but more than that, they have some of the highest micro-nutrient values (vitamin, mineral, and anti-oxidant) of any potatoes available. They are from a company in Wisconsin and are certified organic and disease free. We are ordering them now (by Feb 14th) before they sell out, but they will be delivered to Marquette just in time for planting in May.

We invite you to check out the offerings by clicking on “The 2018 Potato Order” link above, and if they fit into your gardening plans this summer, place an order. We will email you when they come.

If you have questions, email TransitionMarquette@gmail.com  or mqtchaz@gmail.com and we will get back to you. 

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