Gardening in Michigan

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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.

  • 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!

  • Smart Gardening Webinar: Captivating Caterpillars

    Published on July 22, 2020

    Join Lepidopteran lover Dr. Duke Elsner in a look at many types of caterpillars that may be munching on your gardens.

  • Soil Life with Ali Zahorec

    Published on June 12, 2020

    On this episode of Cabin Fever Conversations, we are joined by Ali Zahorec to learn all about the "secret life of soil".

  • Monarch Butterflies with Nate Haan

    Published on June 5, 2020

    On the June 5, 2020 episode of Cabin Fever Conversations, Nate Haan walked us through the incredible journey of Monarch Butterflies.

  • Naturalizing Yards with Egypt Krohn

    Published on May 29, 2020

    On the May 29, 2020 episode of Cabin Fever Conversations, Egypt Krohn (Allen Neighborhood Hunter Park Gardenhouse) helped us re-imagine how we use the space outside our homes to invest in ecological health.

  • Engaging in Science with Abbey Palmer

    Published on May 22, 2020

    On the May 22, 2020 episode of Cabin Fever Conversations, Abbey Palmer helped sparked our wonder by showing us small ways we can be scientists in our garden, with some great tips for kid (and adult!) friendly practices to foster your curiosity.

  • Gardening for Birds with Linnea Rowse

    Published on May 15, 2020

    On the May 15, 2020 episode of Cabin Fever Conversations, Linnea Rowse from Michigan Audubon cured our boredom with bird-om and helped us understand how even the smallest home garden can help sustain migratory bird populations.

  • Wild Bees with Kelsey Graham

    Published on May 8, 2020

    On the May 8, 2020 episode of Cabin Fever Conversations, Kelsey Graham introduced us to some of Michigan's wild bee species, and provided guidance on supporting these essential pollinators in gardens.

  • Edible Landscaping with Naim Edwards

    Published on May 1, 2020

    On our May 1, 2020 Cabin Fever Conversation, Naim Edwards helped us imagine gardens and public spaces bounding with edible plants - including annual produce, perennial fruits, and nut trees!

  • Garden Crafts & Snacks

    Published on April 30, 2020

    Learn ideas for how to spark kids' interest in gardening as well as ideas for using your harvest, and foods you have on hand, for snacks kids will love!