Department of Community Sustainability

Gardening in Michigan


Floriculture & Greenhouse Crop Production


  • Financial Statements - Cash Flow Statement

    Published on January 20, 2022

    Session on cash flow statements from the Beginning Farmers DEMaND Webinar Series

  • Financial Statements - Balance Sheet

    Published on January 20, 2022

    Session on balance sheets from Beginning Farmers DEMaND Webinar Series

  • Simple Accounting and Recordkeeping - Part 2

    Published on January 19, 2022

    Part 2 of session on simple accounting and recordkeeping from Beginning Farmers DEMaND Webinar Series

  • Simple Accounting and Recordkeeping - Part 1

    Published on January 19, 2022

    Session on simple accounting and recordkeeping from Beginning Farmers DEMaND Webinar Series

  • Elderberry Syrup Virtual Workshop with Linda Black Elk

    Published on January 6, 2022

    Learn about making elderberry syrup. Linda Black Elk highlights the wellness supporting plants and fungi relatives as well as honey that make up this flexible Brought to you by Bay Mills Community College, Bay Mills Health Center and Michigan State University Extension.

  • Holiday Greetings from CANR 2021

    Published on December 15, 2021

    Spartans belong. No matter where you come from, are now, or may go in the future, a part of you will always belong here. Happy Holidays! Go Green! Go White!

  • Economics of Biochar and Feedstock Availability

    Published on December 9, 2021

    In this webinar Dr. Raju Pokharel of the Department of Forestry at Michigan State University discusses some of the issues surrounding the economics of biochar. Some basics of biochar and its applications are discussed at the start. The focus of much of the webinar is feedstock availability and how to utilize feedstocks in such a way as to reduce the transportation costs of biomass. This is particularly relevant to low-value woody biomass coming from the forestry industry, though can be applied to other types of biomass that are available for conversion to biochar. The Q&A session at the end of the webinar addresses questions from the audience as relates to the economics of biochar.

  • Protecting Animals and People: A Joint Project to Improve Zoonotic Disease Awareness and Prevention Among Michigan Youth Involved in Agriculture

    Published on December 9, 2021

    MSU Extension and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services webinar highlighting resources for events and facilities that have animal and people interaction, supporting good biosecurity and hygiene practices.

  • MSU crop and soil sciences student Rachel Drobnak plays the carillon in MSU Beaumont Tower

    Published on December 7, 2021

    MSU student Rachel Drobnak combines her interests by studying crop and soil sciences and playing the carillon in Beaumont Tower.

  • Professor Thomas Reardon Named MSU University Distinguished Professor

    Published on December 6, 2021

    PBS Interviews Michigan State University Foundation Professor Thomas Reardon about his research on supply chains and sustainable development in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

  • Production of Biochar

    Published on November 18, 2021

    In this webinar you will learn about the production of biochar by pyrolysis. This includes biochar production systems ranging from low-tech to high-tech. The infrastructure needs influence the costs associated with starting to produce biochar, and the the price of biochar at retail has a wide range. The primary production parameters are temperature and retention time, and these parameters are important in the determination of the finished characteristics of the biochar. Air emissions are discussed, which are a concern during production and will vary depending on production practices as well.

  • Michigan farmers talk about MSU's farm stress teletherapy program

    Published on November 12, 2021

    Meet Jim and Kelly. After a devastating tuberculosis outbreak among his herd of cattle, Jim needed support to deal with his grief and stress. He was connected with the MSU Extension farm stress team, who helped him engage with our grant-supported teletherapy program. Jim and Kelly reflected on this experience and how teletherapy helped them through tough times.

  • Introduction to the Great Lakes Biochar Network and Biochar Basics

    Published on October 28, 2021

    In this webinar you will learn more about the Great Lakes Biochar Network and how you can be involved in strengthening the network. You will also learn more about the basics of biochar, and how it can be used to help create a sustainable bio-economy. There are many stakeholders involved with biochar in the Great Lakes region, and the aim of the GLBN is to strengthen the connections between stakeholders.

  • Garlic Smash

    Published on October 22, 2021

    The easiest way to remove the skin from garlic it to SMASH it!

  • MSU fisheries & wildlife students share their internship experiences

    Published on October 7, 2021

    MSU undergraduate students participate in hands-on field research experience with wildlife at the Corey Marsh Ecological Research Center, located just northeast of the main campus in East Lansing.

  • Michigan Ornamentals: Beautifying Landscapes One Plant At A Time

    Published on October 7, 2021

    American agriculture currently employs 24 million workers. Nursery and landscape production in Michigan is estimated to be worth $783 million. Modernized practices help ensure environmental and economic viability.

  • 2021 Michigan Deer Hunting Regulations Breakdown

    Published on September 28, 2021

    The 2021 MDNR Hunting Regulations are highlighted.

  • The Ins and Outs of Land Access

    Published on September 23, 2021

    Hunting Basics webinar #3 Land Access

  • Wild Game Feeding the hungry, How Does it Work?

    Published on September 23, 2021

    Learn more about the Michigan Sportsman Against Hunger program and how you can get involved!

  • Beginning Farmer Education: What is our role?

    Published on September 23, 2021

    Learn about a new USDA Beginning Farmer Grant awarded to MSU and what role we can play in supporting beginning farmers.