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E-M:/ Organic Farming Certicate Program launched

Enviro-Mich message from "Link, Terry" <link@mail.lib.msu.edu>

It's Finally Here!
Organic Farming Apprenticeship and Course Work
For University Credit

Student Organic Farm - Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan

*	One year (40 credits) of course work and experience operating a certified organic, 10 acre four season farm 
*	7 acres of field production, 10,000 sq ft of unheated greenhouses and 4000 sq ft of heated greenhouses 
*	Production of fresh vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers for 50 membership 48 week CSA and a summer farm stand
*	Management of 2/3 acre permaculture (native, edible forest garden) plot 
*	Honey bees and free-range laying hens on site

The certificate program is administered through the Horticulture Department and the Agriculture Technology Institute.
Housing is available in Spartan Sustainable Village apartments on campus.  Financial aid and health care are available.

Starting January 2007 for one year on campus
plus an on-farm or community garden based internship

A group of 10-15 students who are passionate about organic farming and food systems, taking classes and working together as a team.  From this program, graduates will prepare themselves for a future career in organic farming, food security projects, farm to school, organic agriculture education, community garden projects, the Peace Corps, and more!

Contact Corie Pierce at piercee@msu.edu 
Call 517-355-5191 then dial 1 and ext. 411 for an application or more information.
   Ask us about the availability of our on-line courses you may be able to take for credit while still at your current school.

		Please share this announcement with your friends - they'll thank you!

Visit www.msuorganicfarm.com

Terry Link, Director
Office of Campus Sustainability
Michigan State University
106 Olds Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
1-517-355-1751 (Phone/fax)

One planet, one family, one future

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