This spring, a small vegetable garden cropped up in the Wadsworth Hall courtyard at Michigan Technological University. There’s more to this garden than organic produce for students in Wadsworth Hall; the project partners hope that sustainably growing produce on campus will also raise food awareness.
The Lenawee Intermediate School District Monday formally opened the Center for a Sustainable Future. The $4 million, 9,000-square-foot building and its surrounding 75 acres of fields and forests will serve as a living laboratory for the future of agriculture. But as important as agriculture is, this spectacular new educational asset is a whole lot more than that.
The Sustainable Agriculture Project at Grand Valley State University added a second hoop house to its farming space, providing more opportunities for students to learn about sustainable agriculture.