This year, North Central joins Cheboygan’s Earth Week Plus to offer two workshops in Cheboygan.  Events are free and open to the public.  Please see www.earthweekplus.org for a complete list of presentations during April and May.  As part of the college commitment to environmental education, we are sponsoring the following workshops.


Extending the Growing Season – from Cold Frames to Hoop Houses

Saturday, May 3, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM            Cheboygan Area Public Library
Northern Michigan has a short growing season for fresh vegetables.  Whether you are a farmer or a backyard gardener, you need to know how to use various methods to extend the growing season.   In this hands-on workshop, we will learn the basic principles and look at a range of techniques, from crop selection, to cold frames to hoop houses, for extending the season.  Instructor: Larry Dyer, Ph.D., Agricultural Ecology Consultant, has over 20 years of experience in sustainable agriculture and education, including organic agricultural practices and certification, cover crop research, passive solar greenhouse construction, horse and oxen farming, agro-forestry, and community supported agriculture.