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February 26, 2015 | Kendra Wills | Michigan State University Extension offers useful tips for the home vegetable gardener.
February 25, 2015 | Dixie Sandborn | April 22, 2015, marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, a day to promote awareness about air and water pollution in your community.
February 24, 2015 | Brad Neumann | A statewide series of placemaking workshops delivered as part of the MIplace Partnership Initiative will help communities improve quality of life and economic prosperity.
February 24, 2015 | Kendra Wills | The Michigan Farmers Market Association has a guide to walk your community through a comprehensive assessment.
February 24, 2015 | Brenda Long | Michigan’s four new foreclosure laws are aimed to prevent foreclosure, keep people in their homes, increase property tax revenues and prevent delinquent taxpayers from purchasing additional foreclosed properties.
February 24, 2015 | Andy Northrop | A national program outlines sustainability steps for ski resorts for over a decade now; Michigan is late to the table.
February 24, 2015 | Kurt H. Schindler | Michigan law provides three options for who decides to issue zoning permits. There is a way to determine which option is best for a local government to use.
February 24, 2015 | Kurt H. Schindler | Michigan zoning is set up to mimic the three branches of federal government with separation of powers. But it is not done perfectly, and requires some careful consideration when thinking about how things are done in your community.
February 23, 2015 | Ron Goldy | Increasing your bottom line may not require adding a completely new skill set. It may mean just using the skills you already possess to provide crops to a new customer base.
February 20, 2015 | Mohamed Ayoub | Placemaking is proving to be a successful approach to urban planning by reviving cities from post-industrial decline and Detroit has many examples to share.
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Date: Mar 3, 2015
Location: EUP ISD 315 Armory Place, Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783
Date: Mar 4, 2015 - Apr 15, 2015
Location: MSU Detroit Center, 3408 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
Date: Mar 6, 2015
Location: Anna Whitten Hall Room 128, 202 North Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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- Affordable Care Act Roadmap
- Conflict Smoothies
- Facilitative Leadership
- Heritage Tourism
- Land Use Education Services
- Michigan Citizen Planner
- Michigan FoodCorps
- Michigan Fresh
- Michigan Local Government Benchmarking Consortium
- Michigan MarketMaker
- RELAX: Alternatives to Anger
- Understanding Community Food Systems in Michigan
- Wildfire & Firewise
- Worksite Wellness