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Donations and Volunteer Opportunities

Tollgate is a local learning community, and the Tollgate Education Team has put together the following wish list for some important supplies and volunteer needs for our upcoming place-based education programs and camps. Please contact Ellen Koehler if you have … Continue reading

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Volunteer Process During Covid-19

Interested in volunteering at Tollgate? Both Extension Master Gardeners and Non-Extension Master Gardeners must first complete our Volunteer Selection Process at https://msu.samaritan.com/custom/502/#/volunteer_home Make sure you have the following information correct when you apply: Volunteer type: GOLD  Program area: Choose one: EMG: … Continue reading

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MSU Tollgate Farm Offering Discount for 2021 Rental Events

Nestled in the City of Novi is a beautiful working farm, Michigan State University Tollgate Farm and Education Center. MSU Tollgate Farm includes beautiful flower gardens, open pastures, pond, walking trails, farm animals and 3-acres of organic vegetable fields. There … Continue reading

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How do we irrigate our CSA fields?

We use three different methods for watering. The first method is drip tape, a thin plastic tube with regularly spaced holes that emit drops of water. We use drip tape for crops like squash, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant that we … Continue reading

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MSU Tollgate Farm During Stay Home, Stay Safe: Sakura Garden, Hay Field, and Garlic Mustard

Spring in the Sakura Garden At the end of April, the cherry blossoms in our Sakura garden were in full bloom! Fertilizing the Hay Field Tollgate recently started a small scale fertilizer trial in the hay field.  We applied 100 … Continue reading

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