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Seed Potatoes, Potato Seed and Sweet Potato Slips

Learn all about the origins of potatoes and sweet potatoes and the different ways they can be grown. Special attention will be paid to the cultivation of indigenous potato varieties from Bolivia, Peru, and Chili. While the Michigan growing season is too short for sweet potatoes to produce seed, there are many varieties that may be grown in a Michigan garden with great success. Sweet potatoes are grown from slips, which are rooting shoots that start to grow from the tuber. You can start your own slips, or purchase them from mail order nurseries. Learn how to successfully start your slips and grow them in the garden.

Instructor: Royer Held

Ages: 18 - Adult. 

Fee: $15

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Pollinators and Their Flowers

Honey bees are important pollinators, but they aren’t the only ones! Not only that, but they were introduced to America from Europe. Find out about all the other pollinators that are visiting your garden and how to keep them happy and well fed. We will explore the relationship between flowers and pollinators, how it evolved and how native plants and pollinators depend on each other.

Instructor: Royer Held

Ages: 18 - Adult. 

Fee: $15

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