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Time: March 10, 2012 from 9:30am to 4:30pm
Location: Bangor Community Education Center
Street: Corner of Arlington and Walnut Streets
City/Town: Bangor, Michigan
Phone: 269-650-1758
Event Type: workshops
Organized By: Maynard Kaufman
Latest Activity: on Friday
Event Description

Making Compost and Improving Soil~~Ethan Pulka
Comparison of Organic and Conventional Methods~~Maynard Kaufman
Soil testing and Soil Preparation~~AC Aldag
Integrated Gardening and Companion Planting~~Nancy Nyman
Lunch~~7.50 Call Food Service, 269-427-6800 x2100 for reservations by March 6, or eat in town                                           
Coping With Weed and Insect Pests~~Maynard Kaufman
Germinating Seeds and Raising plants Indoors in Early Spring~~Sam Ring
What, When and How Much to Plant for Preservation~~Sam Ring
Herbs and Wild Edible Plants~~Rita Bober
Vendors will display gardening tools and products.
Cookies and baked goods will be available to buy.

A Showing of the Movies Farmageddon and Greenhorns in Lawrence

 April 19, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Van Buren Conference Center
Organized By: Maynard Kaufmann and Julian Lauzzana

Event Description:
Since the average age of today’s farmer is 57, many will soon be retiring and some 400 million acres of farmland will be changing owners in the next few years. A new crop of young farmers is therefore good news. But as eaters demand healthy food, including unpasteurized dairy products, eggs and meat, the small and innovative farmers who try to serve them are often harassed with stringent regulations imposed by federal and state agencies. This is shown in the second film, called “Farmageddon,” and it is the bad news about the situation of today’s small farmers. “Farmageddon will be screened at Van Buren Conference Center on March 29 at 7:00 pm.
Dr. Ronald Klein, a local farmer, attorney, and retired research scientist who has had involvement in state and federal regulatory law affecting the production, distribution and access to local food, will clarify some issues in the film and moderate the discussion. 
A donation of 5 dollars will be requested. For more information phone Maynard Kaufman at 269 650-1758.
Rising prices of energy will certainly change the structure of the food system. It is likely to become more local, small-scale and more dependent on human labor rather than petroleum powered machines. This new back-to-the-land movement can be seen as a constructive initiative for the hard times we face. This program is sponsored by Transition Bangor, a group of concerned citizens working to promote awareness of the great transition coming at the end of cheap oil.

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