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New Curbside Recycling Program for Houghton & Hancock

View and download the new recycling guidelines for Houghton and Hancock residents:

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

Designing a Sustainable Future—Summer Institute for Teachers

Date: July 24-28

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For more information visit www.wupcenter.mtu.edu

Learn How to Design a Nature-Friendly Garden

Date: Sunday, July 30
Time: 2-5 PM
Place: Marsin Nature Retreat

Volunteers from the Master Gardener program, led by KLT Board member Maria Janowiak, will give a presentation on how to assess a site and begin planning a new garden, as well as describe new landscaping efforts that are starting up at the Marsin Nature Retreat. This informative session will be followed up by hands-on learning during a short work bee to break ground on a new demonstration garden. New and experienced gardeners are welcome!

The first workday will take place on Sunday, July 30th at 2-5 PM. Presentations will take place from 2-4 pm, with the hands-on demonstration beginning at 4 PM. Bring gloves, long pants, and sturdy shoes. Tools will be provided. Bug spray is recommended! Directions to Marsin can be found here.

Stay tuned for details about future workshops on August 20th, September 17th, and October 15th. Questions? Contact Maria at 906-201-2502 or email maria.janowiak@gmail.com

The North Farm—Farming Fundamentals Short Courses

The MSU North Farm's short courses are an in-depth exploration of farming fundamentals and best practices taught by multiple instructors. Four afternoon-long learning sessions with an emphasis on hands-on activities so you can practice what you learn in class with other farmers and gardeners.

MAY 21: Soil Health
JUNE 4: Perennial Fruit Crops
JULY 9: Organic Small Grains
AUGUST 13: Insects on the Farm

For course info and registration >

Green Tip

Through SEMCO ENERGY Gas Company’s Efficiency UNITED Program, customers are eligible for rebates and benefits to help save for a strong Michigan. Learn about programs, products and rebates available to you as a SEMCO customer, in addition to finding valuable resources and information. Whether you need help finding a contractor or need a rebate application. Learn more>


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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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