GROWING SUPPORT FOR MICHIGAN'S FUTURE

This year’s event will be held Sunday, Oct. 12. If you are interested in attending and are yet to receive an invitation, please contact Eric Anderson (517-355-4588 or ande1243@rhs.msu.edu) to reserve your spot. Please RSVP by October 1.

Held on the grounds of the MSU Student Organic Farm, the annual Hoophouse Gala fundraiser brings guests together to enjoy a local and sustainably produced harvest dinner prepared by MSU’s award-winning chefs and showcasing products of Michigan farms and wineries. To date, this formal event has raised $120,000 to create scholarships for the training and education of a next generation of Michigan's organic farmers.

The Michigan State University Student Organic Farm is a 10-acre, four-season teaching farm with the mission to cultivate knowledge and human capacity in organic and sustainable agriculture for students, farmers and educators. With a variety of funding sources, the farm team has spent the last several years developing hoophouse production and education methods for extending the growing season and increasing winter vegetable production in the Midwest. A hoophouse is an unheated passive solar greenhouse used to help farmers extend their growing seasons and increase vegetable, fruit, flower and herb production.

Visit www.msuorganicfarm.com to learn more about the MSU Student Organic Farm. Additional questions or requests for assistance can also be direct to Kim Garrison (517-432-1966 or garris31@msu.edu) if you’re interested in attending.

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For media requests, contact:

Eric Anderson
517-355-4588
ande1243@rhs.msu.edu

Event Press Releases:

2012 (DOCX)  •   2011 (PDF)  •   2010 (PDF)   •   2009 (PDF)