Category Archives: Happenings

Congratulations to Ellen Koehler, MSU Tollgate Farm’s new MSU Place-Based Extension Educator and Education Manager

At Tollgate, you’ll often hear the question posed, “Do you know where your food comes from?” Utilizing the farm as the ‘place’ of place-based education, Tollgate programs promote understanding of the importance of agriculture in our daily lives as they … Continue reading

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Outdoor Adventure Camp: Looking Forward to Another Summer of Exciting Wilderness Skill-Building Experiences

Campers at the 2021 Outdoor Adventure Camp had a blast learning wilderness survival skills and testing their limits on the rock wall, kayaking the Huron River, and tubing down the Argo Cascades. 12-14 year old campers at our Outdoor Adventure … Continue reading

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Growing Kindness: The Edu-Garden Bee Kind Crew

As we wrap up a wonderful 2021 growing season for the Tollgate education garden, we want to recognize our edu-garden volunteers, each of whom tirelessly gave of their time and creativity to help create and care for a fun child-friendly … Continue reading

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MSU Tollgate Farm Steward Teen Leadership Program 2021

What is a Steward? A steward is a person whose responsibility it is to take care of something. This experience offers teens a chance to enrich, mentor, and lead campers while gaining valuable leadership and life skills. In a positive educational environment, teens experience … Continue reading

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The Journey of an Onion: Seed to Plate with the MSU Tollgate Farm Sustainable Agriculture Team

We are harvesting onions! Come along on the journey from seed to your plate. It can take over 100 days from seed to harvestable bulb, so we start in February in the greenhouse. There was still snow on the ground, … Continue reading

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