The following courses are being offered ONLINE due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Pollinator Champions

Offered through MSU Extension

Self-paced online course

Become a champion for pollinators. Pollinator Champions is a free, self-paced online course offered by Michigan State University. The course is packed full of videos, articles, and fun activities to guide you through the amazing world of pollinators and pollination.

Fee: Free

Learn more and register here.

 

Integrated Pest Management Academy

Offered through MSU Extension

Self-paced online course

The Desire to Learn Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Academy is an interactive, online program designed to provide a comprehensive and convenient online learning experience. This self-paced course features university experts and a full-service help center with 24/7 technical support and support materials to learn how to easily navigate the course. Current topics include:

  • An Introduction to IPM
  • IPM Resources at MSU
  • Plant Science
  • Soils 101
  • Identifying and Conserving Natural Enemies
  • Conserving Pollinators
  • Using Enviroweather to Assist IPM Program Decisions
  • Scouting in Greenhouses
  • Scouting in Perennial Crops
  • Scouting in Vegetable Crops

Fee: $10

Learn more and register  here.

 

Online Home Food Preservation

Offered through MSU Extension

Self-paced online course

The course includes a variety of preservation methods and skills from drying foods using a dehydrator, to freezing and blanching which requires little time or equipment, to a more advanced pressure canning. Each of the seven segments discusses the equipment and tools needed to safely processing foods.

Fee: $10

Learn more and register here.

 

Vegetable Growing Videos

Offered through Urban Roots GR

YouTube Channel

Our neighbors to the north at Urban Roots GR have shared their YouTube channel with several videos on vegetable growing skills.

Fee: Free

View the materials here.