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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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Join the Tollgate Farm 4-H Club for the 2021-2022 Year

What do Tollgate Farm 4-H Club Member do? Kids help with Livestock and Poultry care during the weekends. This means collecting eggs, feeding, filling buckets and troughs, pen cleaning etc.  We grow produce/ herbs for sale. We sell eggs. We … Continue reading

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MSU Tollgate Farm 4-H Club has Record Year at Oakland County Fair

It is that time of year when across Michigan thousands of 4-H youth are taking their livestock projects to county fairs. This year feels particularly special after the COVID-19 pandemic put a stop to fairs in 2020. The MSU Tollgate … Continue reading

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The CSA Field Mystery

There was a mystery in the MSU Tollgate CSA vegetable field recently.  The fabric row covers were torn and some of the irrigation piping had been damaged, almost as if someone (or something!) had been playing with it.  A walk … Continue reading

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