STORIES FROM THE MUCK

West Michigan Young Farmers

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West Michigan Young Farmers Chapter

This is the first installment in a blog series featuring the winners of our 2022 Muck Boot Chapter Capacity Grant program. The grant program awarded five Young Farmers chapters with $5,000 to compensate themselves for their organizing efforts or to cover expenses for a specific project, such as COVID-19 response efforts, racial equity trainings, or virtual platforms to increase connectivity.

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The Urban Farming Institute

“WE DON’T JUST GROW FOOD, WE GROW PEOPLE.”

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5 best ways to preserve your garden harvest

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5 Best Ways to Preserve Your Garden Harvest

Growing a garden is such a fun experience and it's made more fun when you can preserve the fruits of your labour to enjoy all year. Although you may not be planning to have enough to last the whole year, it’s a good idea to be prepared for a little abundance. Trust me, you’ll have way more tomatoes and zucchini that you know what to do with!

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5 tasks to do today for a vegetable garden tomorrow

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5 Tasks To Do Today for a Vegetable Garden Tomorrow

What are your favourite vegetables to eat? What do you eat the most of on a regular basis? There is no point in planting something if you never eat it and hate it! The easiest to grow veggies are lettuces/spinach, cucumber, beans/peas, tomatoes, and kale/swiss chard.

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3 steps to prep your garden for planting

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3 Steps To Prep Your Garden for Planting

The signs of spring are all so hopeful; the smell of rainy days, the birds chirping, the longer days, and the warmth of the sun. It also means that garden season is upon us - which is my favourite time of the year. The seed catalogues, the garden planning, and ultimately the planting! Since it’s the beginning of April, I thought I would put together a post on how to prep your garden for planting and get it ready for the season.

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8 Ways To Simplify

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8 WAYS TO SIMPLIFY SPRING OUTDOOR CHORES

Spring is the magical time of year when the birds begin to chirp, the mornings grow warm, and the world comes back to life. We’ve always got to tackle traditional house cleaning, and now we must add spring chores to the list. Spring chores can be demanding and messy...

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How To Start Homesteading No Matter Where You Live

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How To Start Homesteading No Matter Where You Live

To some homesteading may seem like a far away dream only to be attained when you have much more life experience and 100 acres. Well, think again! I am here to tell you that you can homestead no matter where you live.

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