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October 29, 2014 | Garrett Ziegler | Urban Growers in Muskegon are facing more challenges than just pests and the weather.
October 29, 2014 | Claire Bode | Supporting and opposing arguments to Prop 1 and Prop 2 of 2014.
October 29, 2014 | Andy Northrop | A second installment of the successful Startup Weekend: Maker Edition
October 29, 2014 | Beth Clawson | Garbage to Garden is now a two part webinar that focuses on composting strategies for community gardens, school gardens, urban farms, and food establishments that want to close the sustainable loop through preserving their natural resources and increasing
October 28, 2014 | Garrett Ziegler | The fourth and final Cultivate Michigan purchasing guide for 2014 is now available and is featuring the iconic Michigan Apple!
October 27, 2014 | Garrett Ziegler | This year’s Great Lakes Fruit and Vegetable Expo has opportunities for farmers to learn about ways to engage with sustainable local food systems through food hubs.
October 27, 2014 | Bethany Prykucki | Have you completed the Michigan requirements to be a write-in candidate?
October 27, 2014 | Kurt H. Schindler | Placemaking and new economy can also work in rural small town Michigan. Here are the top 10 best practices for making that happen.
October 27, 2014 | Kurt H. Schindler | Zoning can be confusing and hard to understand. There are several zoning streamlining techniques to make zoning easier to understand and use.
October 27, 2014 | Brad Neumann | While inherently rigid, there are mechanisms in zoning to allow for flexibility.
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Date: Nov 4, 2014
Location: Kellogg Center, 55 S. Harrison Ave., East Lansing, MI 48824
Date: Nov 5, 2014
Location: Northern Michigan University - University Center, Marquette, MI
Date: Nov 6, 2014
Location: Michigan Technological University Memorial Union, Houghton, MI
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