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Corporate & Community Education

Food Farms & Gardens

local foods alliance monthly potluck and meeting

Enjoy great local food and great conversations about actions to support local farms and food producers.

Cost: Free -- No Reservations Required

2nd Wednesday of each month. Locations vary.


viticulture series

No cost to attend.  CCE partners will Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology to provide risk-management farming education in the Northwest Lower Michigan area.  The following classes are provided by the Crosshatch/USDA grant. 

All Viticulture Workshops:

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

SCRC Room 536

Various Instructors

May15:  Controlling Vineyard Diseases. To register, click here.

May 22:  Starting a Vineyard. To register, click here.

May 29:  Controlling Vineyard Insects. To register, click here.

June 5:  Soil Options. To register, click here.

June 12: Finale event - see below.


Vines to Wines Networking Conference

Tuesday, June 12

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Iron Horse Cafe, Petoskey Campus

Free but registration required.

This is a FREE networking opportunity of the Viticulture Series 2018 and hosted by North Central Michigan College and the Straits Area Grape Growers Association (SAGGA).

Meet and talk with the winemakers and grape growers from northern Michigan.  Learn the techniques of establishing a vineyard and growing cold hardy grapes. Discuss the best practices of transforming the grapes into award winning wines. Then do a tasting evaluation of some of the wines produced here in our region.

  • Featured key note speaker is Bryan Ulbrich, Left Foot Charley Wine & Cider, Traverse City
  • He will be joined in a panel discussion by Thomas Todaro-MSU - NW Michigan Horticulture Research Center, Matt Killman - Cool Climate Consulting, and Patrick McGloon - Mackinaw Trail Winery & Brewery.
  • Christin Popelier Hosmer of Alchemae Craft Beverage Consulting and 1855 Project will facilitate an educational tasting of wines from the Tip of the Mitt.  A Peoples’ Choice Award will be given based on the evaluations.

This event will be held at the Iron Horse Café located on the Petoskey campus of North Central Michigan College; June 12, Tuesday, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This is a free event, but you must register as space is limited.

Call Corporate and Community Education at (231) 348-6613 or sign up on-line at



spring herb walk

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Room 536, SCRC

Sierra Bigham, Certified Herbalist and Wild Harvester, will lead this Spring Herb Walk on the campus nature areas.  You will learn how to properly identify wild plants that can be used for food and medicine.  Bigham will talk about different ways to incorporate these natural herbs into your everyday life.  Registration is limited so register early to secure your spot! Some of the lecture will take place in the classroom with the remainder outside. 

Sturdy shoes may be necessary as the trails surrounding the college are on uneven ground. There are no handicap access to nature trails areas (Areas are unpaved).  Free!  To register, click here

To register either: call 231-348-6613 or email




North Central's Farm Workshops are presented in collaboration with Crosshatch and the USDA Risk Management Agency.

An Equal Opportunity Program/Service Provider.