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Meet our Staff and Volunteers September 2020

Deanna Wagner is an agricultural laborer who started at MSU Tollgate in 2019. Deanna originally started her agricultural career at The Henry Ford/Greenfield Village. Since starting at Tollgate, Deanna has immersed herself in learning everything about the farm. She has … Continue reading

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MSU Tollgate Garden Volunteers Quilt Raffle: A Compilation

The Tollgate Garden volunteers have been hosting a quilt raffle fund raiser for many years.  Tollgate volunteer, Darretta Ferasin, has been a part of the Tollgate quilters who created quilts for our raffle for all of that time.  Darretta recently … Continue reading

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Virtual Learning Takes Shape At Tollgate: Experiential Learning in a Virtual World

All programs at the farm are rooted in experiential education with the 4-H learning model ‘do, reflect, apply’ at their core. Learners are not passive recipients of information being provided by a talking head, but rather active participants led by … Continue reading

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Sustainable Agriculture Team Update August 2020

Education is what we do here at MSU Tollgate! COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in the plans, but we’re still doing what we can to connect with folks! CSA members receive an inside look at the farm with a week … Continue reading

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Meet our Staff and Volunteers August 2020

Carmen Hamilton has been an educational program leader at MSU Tollgate Farm since 2017. Carmen is a lifelong gardener who brings her positive, enthusiastic personality to everything she does. After completing the Extension Master Gardener program, Carmen volunteered at Tollgate … Continue reading

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