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Green Spotlight

Local Food Processing Facility for the U.P.

Farmers Andrea and Scott Corpolongo Smith of Wintergreen Farm in Ontonagon County purchased the old Candlelight Restaurant which they plan to convert into a vegetable processing facility. The goal of the new proccessing facility is to increase access to healthy, local food to the entire Western U.P. community.

They plan to offer various products, such as bagged salad mixes, frozen squash puree, dried greens, and zucchini chips, for sale to local institutions (like school cafeterias), restaurants, and grocery stores. Items will be made entirely with Upper Peninsula grown produce, some grown by Wintergreen Farm and some by other area farmers.

Donate and learn more about the project here >

Featured Resource

Western UP's Food & Farm Economy Study - Released November 2013

Read the Western Upper Peninsula Local Farm & Food Economy report, a regional food system assessment conducted by Ken Meter of Crossroads Resource Center in Minneapolis. Ken Meter is one of the most experienced food system analysts in the United States. His work integrates market analysis, business development, systems thinking, and social concerns. Read the report >

Upcoming Events

2015 Bike to Work Day—Thursday, MAY 28

Date: Thursday, May 28

This year marks the seventh KB2WD, and will include several “rest stops”, places to stop and share a coffee or snack and get information about bike transportation in the area. More info>


 
Summer Teacher Institutes on Sustainability and Creating Global Change

Global Change Teacher Institute
Date:
M-F, July 13-17
(For Grades 4-12 Teachers)
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Designing a Sustainable Future Teacher Institute
Date:
M-F, July 20-24
(for Grades 4-12 Teachers)
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North Farm 2015 Workshop Schedule (April–October)

The North Farm, in partnership with Michigan State University Extension, will offer a variety of topic-specific workshops and trainings focused on sustainable agriculture. These opportunities are open to the public and will be offered throughout the growing season at The North Farm and partnering farms. View workshop schedule >


Green Tip

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Michigan utility customers may be eligible for a free furnace or boiler tune-up through a statewide energy efficiency program. Tune-ups ensure heating systems are running cleanly and efficiently, saving residents money and eliminating health and safety risks.

Blue Terra Energy is conducting the free tune-ups, normally priced at $100, for natural gas utility customers in the western Upper Peninsula. Residents must be Semco Energy Gas Company customers to qualify. Customers can call (906) 487-5342 to schedule.

The free furnace and boiler tune-ups are funded by revenue collected from a small surcharge Michigan utility customers currently pay on their monthly bills. In addition to a free tune-up, customers may also be eligible to receive a new programmable thermostat and/or new carbon monoxide detector, free of charge.

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Habitat for Humanity Restore in Calumet!

Located on Pine Street in Calumet.
Visit their website for a list of accepted goods.

• Open to the public   • Donations welcome

Hours: Tues-Sat 9:30-5pm

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