Cabin Fever Conversations

February 5, 2021 - April 29, 2021


Contact: For more information, contact Isabel Branstrom at or Abby Harper at

Image showing a cabin, along with the text Cabin Fever Conversations, Fridays at 12:30 p.m.; February 5-April 9, 2021, live on zoom webinar.

Every Friday

Feb. 5 to April 9, 2021

Starting at 12:30 p.m.

Online via Zoom

Cabin Fever Conversations is back! This FREE series aims to help connect you to your garden and fellow gardeners, even when we are stuck inside. Each week will feature a conversation to help get your mind outside and into the garden, highlighting the passion and wisdom of featured speakers. This year's series will explore ways of being conscious stewards in the garden and uplift work being done locally to increase inclusion and access to growing food. Sessions will be under one hour, including time for questions from the audience. 

Follow up resources and recordings will be shared with registrants after each session and will be made available on the Gardening in Michigan website under Learning Online.

Zoom link and information to join will be shared on the confirmation of registration page.

Thank you to all of our speakers who are willing to share their experience, passion and expertise:

  • February 5, 2021
    Seed Starting Indoors with Rebecca Krans, MSU Extension
  • February 12, 2021
    "Ngnawenmidizomin (we look out for each other): Indigenous Community Gardening as Community-Building" with Grant Gliniecki, Giitigan Gardens
  • February 19, 2021
    Compost and Biochar: Home Practices for Healthy Soils with Brooke Comer, PhD
  • February 26, 2021
    Seed Saving with Shiloh Maples, Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance
  • March 5, 2021
    Conversations in the Community with Allan Lee, Root of the Vine Urban Garden
  • March 12, 2021
    Understanding Insects in the Garden with David Lowenstein, PhD, MSU Extension
  • March 19, 2021
    Conversations in the Community with Shakara Tyler (Detroit Black Community Food Security Network) and Jerry Hebron (Oakland Avenue Farm, Detroit Black Farmer Land Fund
    Hosted by Naim Edwards, MSU Extension
  • March 26, 2021
    Identifying and Addressing Plant Diseases with Lori Imboden, PhD, MSU Extension
  • April 2, 2021
    Conversations in the Community with Morgan Doherty, Capital United Land Trust
  • April 9, 2021
    Small Scale Strategies for Season Extension with Abbey Palmer and Naim Edwards, MSU Extension

**Speakers and topics subject to change. If a change is made you will be notified prior to the program.

Please register to participate in this webinar series. When you register, you will automatically be registered for the entire series and the same Zoom link will be used for each session. There will be captioning (English) for recordings and live ASL Interpretation for each session.


Tags: 4-h environmental & outdoor education, 4-h plants soils & gardening, cabin fever conversations, community, community service & service learning, environment, flower gardening, gardening, horticulture, lawn & garden, local food, locally grown, msu extension, ongoing virtual, tribal education, tribal extension, vegetable gardening

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