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  • Season Extension with Naim Edwards and Abbey Palmer

    Published on April 13, 2021

    The Cabin Fever Conversations crew talks about how to create a longer growing season with some easy home practices with Naim Edwards and Abbey Palmer.

  • Conversations in the Community with Morgan Doherty

    Published on April 7, 2021

    We speak with Morgan Doherty of Tender Heart Gardens and Capital United Land Trust in Lansing.

  • Plant Disease with Lori Imboden

    Published on April 2, 2021

    Lori Imboden helps us understanding the complexity of plant diseases to create healthier gardens.

  • Conversations in the Community with Shakara Tyler and Erin Preston-Johnson Bevel

    Published on March 25, 2021

    Hosted by Naim Edwards, MSU Extension. We speak with Shakara Tyler and Erin Preston-Johnson Bevel who are working with the Detroit Black Farmer Land Fund to increase access to land for urban growing in the city of Detroit.

  • Insects in the Garden with David Lowenstein

    Published on March 16, 2021

    David Lowenstein from MSU Extension helps us build better relationships with the insects that cohabitate in our garden and can be surprisingly helpful.

  • Conversations in the Community with Allan Whitley

    Published on March 8, 2021

    Allan Whitley from Root of the Vine Urban Garden shares about his work to broaden community gardening engagement in his neighborhood in Lansing. To learn more, check out ROTV’s Facebook page!

  • Seed Saving with Shiloh Maples

    Published on February 26, 2021

    Shiloh Maples from the Indigenous Seed Keepers Network and the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance shares her wisdom and passion for cultivating relationships with our seed friends.

  • Reducing Land Application Incidents

    Published on February 19, 2021

    Reducing land application incidents – Leslie Johnson (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

  • 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.

  • Seed Starting with Rebecca Krans

    Published on February 16, 2021

    Our first episode of Cabin Fever Conversations for 2021 featured MSU Extension's Rebecca Krans teaching us about seed starting.

  • Indigenous Community Gardening as Community-Building with Grant Gliniecki

    Published on February 12, 2021

    Learn about the work Grant Gliniecki and the Giitigan Gardens team been doing in Lansing focused on Indigenous community gardening.

  • Wild Spartans: All About Honey Bees with with Ana Heck

    Published on February 9, 2021

    In this episode, we talk to an entomologist researching the pollinators of our world. Meet MSU apiculture researcher, Ana Heck, learn about her field work, and the education and career path she followed to get there as she discusses “All About Honey Bees: Working with a Superorganism” as we discover what the buzz really is about bees!

  • Bug Bites! Session 4: Biopesticide integration: strategy and economic considerations

    Published on February 9, 2021

    Bug Bites! Biopesticide integration: strategy and economics with JJ Klimp from Hidden Leaf Greenhouse in Kalamazoo, MI. Recorded live on Oct 27, 2020. JJ shares his approach to successfully integrating biopesticides into his biological control program - what he sprays, when he sprays, and why he sprays it. He includes examples of real spring floriculture crop cycles and provides cost analyses on his chosen management decisions.

  • Spartans showing resilience

    Published on January 29, 2021

    To say that the COVID-19 pandemic impacted our students equally across the board wouldn’t acknowledge all the different places and spaces from which they come. Ultimately, our students and faculty showed resilience because they are indeed Spartans.

  • When there’s a need, there’s a Spartan

    Published on January 29, 2021

    The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is home to many Spartans who found – and are still finding – ways to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. Drs. Jade Mitchell and Laura Bix share some of their experiences.

  • Segment 6- Processing shoulder cuts of venison at home

    Published on November 11, 2020

    Processing shoulder cuts of venison at home

  • Segment 3- Preparing to butcher venison at home

    Published on November 11, 2020

    Preparing to butcher venison at home.

  • Segment 7- Processing the Round, Ham, and Leg of venison at home

    Published on November 11, 2020

    Processing the Round, Ham, and Leg of venison at home

  • Safe At Home Venison Processing

    Published on October 27, 2020

    Tina Conklin and Jeannine Schweihofer share best practices and tips for safe at home venison processing.

  • CWD Research in Michigan

    Published on October 27, 2020

    This webinar series will strive to bring hunters, researchers, and wildlife managers together to build relationships and engage in education, constructive dialog, and increased understanding through key presentations, panel discussions and structured question and answer segments. Participants would gain knowledge in Michigan deer hunting regulations, best practices for land management , disease mitigation, and safe home processing. Webinar #2 features speakers from the Boone and Crockett Quantitative Wildlife Center, Michigan State University Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and the DNR who will share current research studies and how those studies are revolutionizing wildlife management.