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Sustainable Beekeeping: The Importance of Becoming an Educated Beekeeper

Dave Pearce will highlight the importance of a thorough and well-rounded beekeeping education in order to achieve a successful and sustainable apiary. Dave will discuss some specifics of the curriculum offered annually by the A2B2 Beekeeping School.  He will highlight the knowledge and skills that make beekeeping an art, an enjoyable hobby and how one may generate an income through beekeeping as well.

This talk is sponsored by the Education Committee of Project Grow Community Gardens.  Participants must register here to receive information to access Zoom.  Event Contact: joet@projectgrowgardens.org, 734-972-8875.

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About MSU Extension's Michigan Pollinator Initiative (MPI) and Its Relevance to Community Gardens

by Ana Heck of MSU Extension.  Ana, MSU Apiculture Extension Educator, will highlight the Michigan Pollinator Initiative (MPI) and relate it to the development of community gardens like Project Grow. She will share information and resources about pollinator planting, citizen science projects, and pollinator education. Before working with MSU's Michigan Pollinator Initiative, Ana managed pollinator outreach programs at the University of Minnesota Bee Lab and spent 2 years working with local beekeeping initiatives in Nicaragua.  This talk is sponsored by the Education Committee of Project Grow Community Gardens.  Participants must register here to receive information to access Zoom.  Event Contact:  joet@projectgrowgardens.org, 734-972-8875.

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Applying Permaculture Principles in Community Gardening and in Building Food Forests, and Lessons Learned

In this talk, Jesse Tack will introduce Permaculture Principles and their application in Community Gardening and in establishing Food Forest. Jesse is the current President of the Cooperative at Dawn Farm. This Cooperative has planted an 8 acre food forest in the Oak-Savanna/’Restoration Agriculture model, using the ‘STUN’ approach to grow a food based perennial ecosystem. This talk is jointly sponsored by the Education Committee of Project Grow Community Gardens and Sustainable ENergy Distribution (SEND) cooperative. This webinar is free but must register here to receive a Zoom confirmation email how to join online or by phone.  Program Contact: joet@projectgrowgardens.org, 734-972-8875.

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The Startup Cost of Beekeeping

Instructor Joet Reoma will highlight the many sources of cost in beekeeping startups.  The startup cost of beekeeping can be a barrier but there are ways to minimize the high cost of starting beekeeping. Joet Reoma has 8 years of beekeeping as a hobby.  He started learning about bees from Dr. Meghan Milbrath when Project Grow invited Meghan to hold a series of beekeeping workshops in 2011 at the Leslie Discovery Garden in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is interested in forming a beekeeping guild or coop for new beekeepers as a way to spread the startup cost of beekeeping. Participants must register here for the Zoom meeting. Event Contact: joet@projectgrowgardens.org, 734-972-8875.

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