Potatoes on rooftops: farming in the city by Hadley Dyer
Vegetables!: life on a produce farm by Ruth Owen
Life on a cattle farm by Judy Wolfman ; photographs by David Lorenz Winston
Food and farming by Jen Green
Our farm: four seasons with five kids on one family's farm by written and photographed by Michael J. Rosen
The May/June 2013 issue of Michigan Municipal League's The Review focuses on growing old in Michigan. Are communities ready to handle the growing number of older adult residents? Over half of Michigan's residents are now over the age of 50. How will the needs of young and old be balanced? Are they really that different?
- Meatless Mondays: April 22, 7:00 PM. One meatless day per week helps take a big strain off the environment. Door to Door Organics explains.
- Michigan Made: April 23, 7:00 PM. Taste and experience Michigan made products from Heart of Michigan.
- Rain Gardens and Live Walls: April 25, 7:00 PM. Learn to create eco-friendly rain gardens and living plant walls with landscaper Jeremy Christianson.
- Native American Dancers for Mother Earth: April 27, 2:00 PM. Enjoy the rhythmic sounds and beautiful dance that celebrates Mother Earth.
On Sunday, April 14 from 2:00-3:00 PM, The Organization for Bat Conservation will present Biodiversity LIVE! Explore the amazing variety of wildlife on planet Earth. Discover the interconnectedness between plants and animals. Topics include the balance of natural ecosystems, how humans are impacting biodiversity (habitat destruction, invasive species, climate change), and simple actions that can be taken to protect wildlife from extinction. Live animals include a bearded dragon, sugar glider and a large fruit bat.
- Biodiversity LIVE! — Sunday, April 14, 2:00-3:00 PM
- Meatless Mondays with Door to Door Organics — Monday, April 22, 7:00-8:30 PM
- Heart of Michigan - Michigan Made Products — Tuesday, April 23, 7:00-8:30 PM
- Rain Gardens and Live Walls — Thursday, April 25, 7:00-8:30 PM
- Native American Dancers — Saturday, April 27, 2:00-3:00 PM
Earth Hour began as a symbolic action of switching off lights for an hour and has grown into a continuous movement attempting to change the world we live in.
The omnivore's dilemma: a natural history of four meals by Michael Pollan
[Goby by Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory is licensed by CC BY-NC 2.0]