Triple bottom line for farmers.

View this email in your browser

Holistic Management® Financial Planning

Wednesday, September 9, 1 to 4 pm at Traverse City Michigan Works


Holistic Management Financial Planning helps farmers manage finances toward a triple bottom line of financial viability, social responsibility and environmental sustainability while creating their desired quality of life. HM Certified Educator Larry Dyer will introduce workshop participants to Holistic Management Financial Planning and they will take the preliminary steps in creating their financial plan.

$25 per person, or $30 for two from the same farm — REGISTER ONLINE

Interlochen's Fiber Arts Weekend
Friday, September 25, 2015 to Sunday, September 27, 2015
at the Mallory-Towsley Building

Playing off the popularity of the “farm to table” concept, the 2015 Fiber Arts Weekend will feature an upcycled, recycled, and locally-sourced theme as we further explore Michigan’s growing fibershed—or “fleece to fabric”—movement. Visit ISLAND in the exhibit hall where you can add your fiber-based business to the regional map in an effort to see what gaps we need to fill to have a full-loop textile economy in Michigan!.

See more and sign up at:

Salsa with Preservation Station

Wednesday, September 9, 4 to 8 pm at The Grain Train, Boyne City

Learn how to pack your pantry with locally-sourced, homemade goods! ISLAND provides the know-how, research-based recipes, jars, lids, and the kitchen set up. This is a hands-on workshop. Participants will walk away with the latest safety recommendations in home-canning and also take a share of the jars home. Bring yourself and a desire to learn. 

$40, $35 for Grain Train members — REGISTER ONLINE

Animal Nutrition

Monday, September 14, 5:30 to 8:30 pm at the Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center

They are what they eat. You can just buy the bag or you can get smart about what your animals need and how to provide them with feed that makes them thrive. Darin Karchar, Poultry Extension Specialist for MSU will cover anatomy, requirements, and feeds for poultry. Jerry Lindquist, Grazing and Crop Management Educator for MSU will discuss ruminant digestive anatomy, the role of forage, and other sources of feeds. Registration deadline September 9.


Upcoming Events

All of our events can be found on our website,


Twilight Tour: Dick Gregory's Farm

Harbor Springs
Monday, September 14, 6 to 9 pm

Kimchi with Preservation Station

Oryana Natural Foods Market, Traverse City
Tuesday, September 15, 5 to 7:30 pm

Crop Insurance Workshop

Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center, Traverse City
Tuesday, September 22, 6 to 8 pm

Kimchi with Preservation Station

Grain Train, Petoskey
Wednesday, September 23, 5:30 to 7:30 pm


Water Use and Storage on the Farm

Soul Springs Permaculture, Harbor Springs
Thursday, September 24, 6 to 8 pm

Sauerkraut with Preservation Station

Grain Train, Petoskey
Wednesday, September 30, 5 to 7 pm

Garlic Auction

Historic Elk Rapids Town Hall
Saturday, October 3, 6 pm

This is an equal opportunity provider.
Copyright © 2015 Crosshatch, All rights reserved.

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences