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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.


food, farms and gardens

No cost to attend. CCE partners with Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology to provide farming education in the Northwest Lower Michigan area.

Productions of Herbs for Potions & Tinctures

Thursday, September 13

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

SCRC Room 536

Sierra Bigham, certified herbalist and owner of Bear Earth Herbals will be here again! She will provide insight into trending herbs for potions and tinctures, which may be something to add to your acreage diversification on the farm and backyard gardening. Please dress for hiking. This class fills up very fast, register now.

Identifying and Harvesting Northern Michigan Fungi

Wednesday, September 5, 12 and 19 (plus three consecutive weekends for a total of six sessions)

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

HESC Room 311

Marilynn Smith, M.S. expert mycologist will be joining us to identify local edible and poisonous mushrooms.  This series of three classroom lectures and three field observations will give you a new respect for fungi. Participants will meet in the classroom one night a week and go out on weekend (decided by group) to visit local forested areas for identification of flora. Limited seating available, so register soon!  Click here to register online.

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.