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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. 

March 13: Planning and Planting Cold Hardy Grapes

March 20: Viticulture Around Michigan

March 27: No workshop, Spring Break

April 3: New Grape Varieties

April 10: Lean Office Overview

April 10: Processing Grapes into Wine

April 18 (Wednesday): Wine Making Techniques for Cold Hardy Grapes

April 24: Required Equipment for Wine Making

May 1:  Marketing and Sales of Cold Hardy Grapes

May 8:  Permits for Producing Wine

May15:  Controlling Vineyard Diseases

May 22:  Starting a Vineyard

May 29:  Controlling Vineyard Insects

June 5:  Soil Options

June 12:  Conference – Wine Making Best Practices

All Viticulture Workshops:

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

SCRC Room 536

Various Instructors



Thursday, March 22

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

SCRC 536

Instructor: Rich Wieske

Take a closer look at honey, propolis and beeswax, the products of the hive, and how to use, make and market them.

In addition, coming in April:

Production of Herbs for Potions & Tinctures – Expanding Markets



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.