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Volunteer Spotlight: Kathryn Fitzpatrick

Kathryn Fitzpatrick is the Area Garden Leader for the MSU Tollgate PAR (Plant a Row for the Hungry) Garden. Through her leadership and the work of other volunteers, the garden annually donates an average of 2,000 pounds of fresh produce … Continue reading

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Sustainable Agriculture Team Update July 2020

This year our chard and beets have had more insect damage, holes, than previously. We are dealing with a new pest, the spinach flea beetle, Disonycha xanthomelas. While we have had some small amounts of damage from this pest in the … Continue reading

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Meet our Staff and Volunteers July 2020

Rachael Moran: Place- Based Livestock Instructor Rachael Moran has been the Livestock Instructor at MSU Tollgate Farm since April of 2019. She works diligently to provide excellent care for all the animals on site as well as to support educational … Continue reading

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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 certified 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: … Continue reading

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