Author Archives: Jenny Speyer

What are Growing Degree Days and What Do They Mean for the Sustainable Agriculture Team?

Spring is slowly but surely arriving at the farm!¬†As many of you might have noticed, we’ve had a cold and overcast spring. In response, your spring bulbs, garlic, trees and shrubs, and vegetable plants might be growing more slowly than … Continue reading

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First Volunteer Garden Work Day of 2022

The weather finally cooperated, and the Tollgate Garden Volunteers returned to the gardens for our first Saturday workday this past Saturday.  We talked, laughed and in general enjoyed being outdoors and seeing each other again.  Of course, there was work … Continue reading

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Protected: Maple Program Schedule 2022

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Renovating the MSU Tollgate Farm Rose Garden

The MSU Tollgate Farm Rose Garden is one of the oldest established and most beloved gardens on the property. At the time MSU acquired the Tollgate property from the Americana Foundation in 1987, the garden was a grass drive circle … Continue reading

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The Tollgate Plant A Row for the Hungry (PAR) Garden Celebrates 20 years of Community Service

The MSU Tollgate Farm PAR (Plant A Row For the Hungry) Garden is celebrating 20 years of community service this year! The PAR Garden was founded in 2002 with a charter to provide fresh produce for those who are food-challenged … Continue reading

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