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  • Soils & Composting

    MSU Extension supports composting as an environmentally sustainable practice for homes, farms, businesses and industry. Whether products are grown naturally or manufactured, composting is the easiest and least expensive solution to managing organic waste.


  • Mar 28

    Lenawee Junior Master Gardener March 2022

    March 28, 2022 6:00PM – 7:00PM location & time TBA location & time TBA

    Do you love plants and gardening? Learn more about plants, soil, and gardening in a year with Junior Master Gardener. Youth in grades 5-8 will earn a Certificate!

  • Jan 24

    Lenawee Junior Master Gardener January 2022

    January 24, 2022 6:00PM – 7:00PM 6-7 pm LISD Center for a Sustainable Future, 4260 Tipton Hwy, Adrian, MI 49221

    Do you love plants and gardening? Learn more about plants, soil, and gardening in a year with Junior Master Gardener. Youth in grades 5-8 will earn a Certificate!

  • Apr 25

    Lenawee Junior Master Gardener April 2022

    April 25, 2022 6:00PM – 7:00PM 6-7 pm LISD Center for a Sustainable Future, 4260 Tipton Hwy, Adrian, MI 49221

    Do you love plants and gardening? Learn more about plants, soil, and gardening in a year with Junior Master Gardener. Youth in grades 5-8 will earn a Certificate!

  • Feb 28

    Lenawee Junior Master Gardener February 2022

    February 28, 2022 6:00PM – 7:00PM LISD Center for a Sustainable Future, 4260 Tipton Hwy, Adrian, MI 49221

    Do you love plants and gardening? Learn more about plants, soil, and gardening in a year with Junior Master Gardener. Youth in grades 5-8 will earn a Certificate!

  • Nov 22

    Lenawee Junior Master Gardener - November 2021

    November 22, 2021 6:00PM – 7:00PM 6-7 pm LISD Center for a Sustainable Future, 4260 Tipton Hwy, Adrian, MI 49221

    The Junior Master Gardener program is an international youth gardening program of the university cooperative Extension network.

  • Jul 25

    Lenawee Junior Master Gardener July 2022

    July 25, 2022 6:00PM – 7:00PM 6:00 p.m. Lenawee County Fairgrounds, Building A 6:00 p.m. Lenawee County Fairgrounds, Building A

    Do you love plants and gardening? Learn more about plants, soil, and gardening in a year with Junior Master Gardener. Youth in grades 5-8 will earn a Certificate!

  • Jun 27

    Lenawee Junior Master Gardener June 2022

    June 27, 2022 6:00PM – 7:00PM 6-7 pm LISD Center for a Sustainable Future, 4260 Tipton Hwy, Adrian, MI 49221

    Do you love plants and gardening? Learn more about plants, soil, and gardening in a year with Junior Master Gardener. Youth in grades 5-8 will earn a Certificate!

  • May 23

    Lenawee Junior Master Gardener May 2022

    May 23, 2022 6:00PM – 7:00PM 6-7 pm LISD Center for a Sustainable Future, 4260 Tipton Hwy, Adrian, MI 49221

    Do you love plants and gardening? Learn more about plants, soil, and gardening in a year with Junior Master Gardener. Youth in grades 5-8 will earn a Certificate!

  • Mar 13

    CANCELED: Master Composter Course

    March 13, 2020 – April 1, 2020 300 Section St. Norway, MI 49870

    Composting is the biological decomposition of organic materials under controlled conditions to produce a beneficial soil amendment.

  • Dec 20

    Lenawee Junior Master Gardener December 2021

    December 20, 2021 6:00PM – 7:00PM 6-7 pm LISD Center for a Sustainable Future, 4260 Tipton Hwy, Adrian, MI 49221

    The Junior Master Gardener program is an international youth gardening program of the university cooperative Extension network.

  • 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.

  • Compost and Biochar with Brooke Comer

    Published on February 19, 2021

    Brooke shares her wisdom and delight at using compost and biochar as soil amendments , and hopefully you’ll walk away with some ideas and inspiration to incorporate into your garden.

  • Draining Wet Spots in the Field or Draining the Entire Field

    Published on February 18, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Irrigation Session: Join this presentation to learn more about how to decide if you want to drain part of the field or the entire field. See a demonstration of the Drain Spacing Tool, which estimates the optimum drain spacing that maximizes profit. Learn about blind inlets that drain small depressional areas of the field.

  • 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.

  • Sarah Rautio

    MSU Extension Master Gardener State Leader
    rautio@msu.edu
    517-432-5270

  • Abigail Harper

    Extension Educator
    harperab@msu.edu
    517-676-7207

  • Facts about Soil Acidity and Lime (E1566)

    Published on November 9, 2015
    Questions and answers about soil acidity and lime.

  • Smart soils: What you can do to reduce phosphorus

    Published on May 10, 2016
    Phosphorus is a mineral that is found in many fertilizers and is a necessary element for healthy plant growth.

  • Composting: A smart gardening practice to recycle garden and yard waste

    Published on April 5, 2016
    Using compost in your garden benefits soil health by improving tilth, increasing water retention and creating air pockets for plant roots to grow.

  • What to do about compacted soil

    Published on May 12, 2016
    Gardeners are sometimes unaware of the problems soil compaction can cause in lawns, flower beds and gardens.