Hoophouse Tour in Michigan

Join in the latest event from the Detroit-Wayne County Seasonal High Tunnel Educational Initiative: a full-day tour of some of the most successful seasonal high tunnels in Michigan. Don’t miss this chance to learn about hoophouse production at Ten Hens Farm and the Michigan State University Student Organic Farm. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Ten Hens Farm is located in Bath, MI, and has been owned and operated by Adam and Dru Montri since 2008. They practice year-round production in the farm's six hoophouses and have a strong base of customers in local restaurants and farmers' markets. Adam Montri also acts as a Hoophouse Outreach Specialist with Michigan State University. Dru Montri is also the Director of the Michigan Farmers' Market Association.

The Michigan State University Student Organic Farm is a 15-acre, certified organic, teaching and production farm that sells products through CSAs, a campus farm stand, and MSU dining halls. They operate hoophouses for year-round production and operate an Organic Farmer Training Program. In addition to offering courses for MSU students, the farm has outreach and extension programming that works with private and public farms and organizations in both rural and urban areas to help them develop year round local food production systems.

WHEN:
Sunday – August 10, 2014: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

MEETING/PARKING LOCATION:
Keep Growing Detroit Office – 76 E. Forest, Detroit
Keep Growing Detroit is located in a small, brick building near the corner of Forest and John R. Parking is available next to and behind the office.

AGENDA:
9:00 a.m. Bus departs Detroit (KGD Office)
10:30 a.m. Tour Ten Hens Farm
12:00 p.m. Depart for MSU
12:30 p.m. Lunch (provided)
1:30 p.m. Tour MSU Student Organic Farm
3:30 p.m. Depart MSU Farm
5:00 p.m. Bus returns to Detroit (KGD Office)

COST:
FREE, with registration.
Advance registration is REQUIRED for this event to ensure that we have adequate transportation and food. Seats and lunches are limited to the first 50 registrants. Effort will be made to accommodate any dietary restrictions noted during registration.

THREE WAYS TO REGISTER:

Visit: http://goo.gl/hTLuad
Call: 517-851-2372
Email: jessica.simons@semircd.org

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
Sunday, August 3, 2014.

We hope to see you there!

For questions, please contact:
Jessica Simons – 517-851-2372 / jessica.simons@semircd.org.

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