Seed Saving Workshop

Ann Gilchrist, local garden enthusiast, will be discussing the differences between GMO/bio-engineered, hybrid, organic and heirloom seeds. Participants will learn which garden vegetables are good candidates for seed saving and how to collect and store seeds for maximal germination. She will also be sharing information on collecting seeds from native plants and their germination requirements.

This session is FREE. Registration is required. Please call the MSU Extension office at 231-845-3361. Learn more about other free programs.

Disease and Pest Management in the Garden

Take a walk through the garden with Farmer John (John Ferree) who has had nearly 20 years of experiences as an organic grower of vegetables and cut flowers in the Midwest. We will look at live pest issues and discuss how to best deal with pest and disease challenges using organic methods. John takes a whole system approach to pest and disease management that considers climate, season, soils, plant stress, and fertility.

This session is FREE. Registration is required. Please call the MSU Extension office at 231-845-3361. Learn more about this session and other free programs.

Vermicomposting for Your Garden

In this FREE hands-on presentation, participants will learn about the benefits of using worm castings in home gardens and how to set up a basic home vermicomposting bin to turn kitchen scraps into plant food. Participants will have the opportunity to touch, smell, and take home red wiggler worms and worm castings produced locally at Michigan Worm Works in Manistee.  Learn more about this session.

This session is FREE. Registration is required. Please email Sara at udicgarden@gmail.com to save your spot.

Earth Day Celebration

Our annual Earth Day Celebration will be an interactive, in person all day event! We’ll have a variety of speakers presenting and informational booths representing the community and our partners. The day will include activities for children including a live reptile show and a guided hike. We’ll also have tours of the U Dig It Community Garden located behind the church. Visit our Earth Day Celebration page for more information.

Volunteer for Earth Day!