Local Chapters

Southeast Michigan

This local chapter is located in/near Central Michigan.
To contact/join this chapter, please see the contact info on the left.

Chapter Benefits & Projects: 

Mineral Depot
Grower Education
Network with Allied Organizations

Upcoming Events & Meetings: 

Refractometers & Brix Intro Discussion with Jason & Katy Eagle
When: Tuesday, June 18, 2019, from 7-9pm
Where: 895 W Romeo Rd, Oakland, MI 48363-1441  [ map ]

Dan Kittredge often refers to brix and the use of refractometers in his presentations, but what are these things and how can knowing about them help us grow better, healthier plants?

Hosted by Jason and Katy Eagle on their farm in Oakland Township, this meeting will help us answer these questions through discussion and hands-on demos on the use of refractometers in assessing plant health and crop quality through plant sap readings,.

Bring your refractometer if you have one, and we’ll have some on hand to try out if you don’t. We will be explore calibrating, demo the use of temperature correction scales, and discuss aspects such as timing, leaf location and weather factors in sampling and readings. It might also be fun to test some store produce as well: fruit, celery, greens, carrots, etc. Bring some along if you’re curious.

Navigation and Host Notes from Katy
Located on the south side of 32 Mile Road. It's a long dirt driveway and there are cows/sheep in the front yard.
Caution! The electric fence is ON! Use caution on the old stone steps, some can be unlevel.
We can do a quick tour and yes, there is indoor space if it rains. Please take your shoes off in the front entry.

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2295151967390043/

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Seed Saving & No-Till Organic with Eric Kampe, plus Potluck
When: Saturday, July 20 2019, at 5pm
Where: 2707 Tessmer Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103-9288  [ map ]

Super excited to get out and watch seeds in the making at the Ann Arbor Seed Company, with a big thank you to our host, farmer Eric Kampe.

Bring a dish to pass and plenty of curiosity, and Eric will be happy to share his insights from eight years building up a local seed company as well as his latest explorations in no-till organic methods.

Navigation and Host Notes from Eric
This is the home residence of my farm landlords, Steve and Madaline Thiry, please be respectful of their space.

Drive past the house and park near the white barn.
Please carpool if possible because parking space is limited.
You will find us on the far (east) side of the white barn.

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/307218869946640/