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Saturday, December 7 • 11:15am - 12:05pm
Towne's Harvest Garden - MSU's Organic Experiential Learning Farm

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 Towne's Harvest Garden is a 3-acre certified organic vegetable farm operated by MSU students. Vegetables are sold through a Community Supported Agriculture program, two farm stands each week, and wholesale sales to University Catering. Each year thousands of lbs of premium veggies are also distributed through Gallatin County Food Bank and the Bobcat Pantry to members of the community who cannot afford to pay market prices. Each spring, summer, and fall semester students plan, implement, and analyze the workings of a diverse certified organic production system including cultivar selection, crop rotation planning, greenhouse plant production, tillage, plasticulture and season extension, irrigation, cover cropping, integrated pest management, harvest, processing, marketing, organic certification, and reflection. Dr. Mac Burgess has been the director of Townes Harvest Garden since beginning as a faculty member at MSU in 2013. Dr. Burgess will present a lively photo-heavy slideshow of learning opportunities, humorous anecdotes, examples of lessons learned, and reflection on the place of experiential learning in the educational system.


Speakers
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Mac Burgess

Assistant Pofessor, Montana State University, Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology

Moderators
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Judy Owsowitz

Owner, Terrapin Farms
MOA Board Member


Saturday December 7, 2019 11:15am - 12:05pm MST
Frontier Room

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