Walking Tour - MSU Campus
Take a walk along the Red Cedar River and see the various sports complexes with a quick stop to learn about turf technology at the football stadium. The tour will head north and hear the MSU Carillon housed in the Beaumont Tower followed by a quick trip for MSU's famous ice cream. The trip will finish with a walk through the oldest garden on campus the Beal Botanical Garden.
Farm To Fork (MSU Farms)
Farm families comprise just 2% of the U.S. population. So, how do you explain the details of a complex agricultural system to the remainder of Americans--especially tough, and potentially controversial, topics such as GMO-based foods, organic vs. non-organic, ethically raised animals? Visit various MSU Farms including the Student Organic Farm and talk with experts to be better equipped to communicate about agriculture and to provide scientific-based information that you can pass along to clientele
Community Food Systems
Explore the urban agriculture scene and food system successes in the Lansing Area. Community Food Systems Educator, Abigail Harper will share the work that has been done to develop community engaged gardens, urban farms, and local food system infrastructure.
Check out various urban redevelopment projects and placemaking projects in the Lansing area.
Keeping MSU GREEN - Alternative Energy
As one of the world’s top research universities, Michigan State University is committed to cultivating a campus that actively works to uncover cleaner, more renewable energy sources and integrate leading practices into all operations and continuously reducing waste. Attendees will be able to see how algae can be used mitigate power plant emissions, a state of the art recycling and food waste management center, an anaerobic digester and solar array carports.