MSU Chopped: Call for Applications

Do you like Food Network's show Chopped? Have you ever wanted to compete in a similar cooking competition? You're in luck! Several MSU students in the RISE program are collaborating with The School of Hospitality Business to plan a Chopped-style event here at MSU, featuring mystery ingredients from the Bailey GREENhouse and the Student Organic … Continue reading MSU Chopped: Call for Applications

The Chef Connection

By Allison Stawara The Bailey GREENhouse and Urban Farm's focus on student awareness of the food system is not complete without the students who come volunteer and learn about where their food comes from. But another very important partnership of this closed-loop food system is with the chefs who prepare and highlight our products in … Continue reading The Chef Connection

Meet Your Produce: Thyme

Thyme  (Thymus vulgaris)  A common garden herb used in many different styles of cuisine, thyme is a perennial shrub native to the Mediterranean climate with tiny green leaves and an unmistakable scent. The herb's use stretches into antiquity, with both the Greeks and Egyptians having recorded different applications, both medicinally and culturally. The Greeks thought … Continue reading Meet Your Produce: Thyme

Bailey Hall Rooftop Bee Collaboration

Did you know bees are the most important pollinators of our fruits, vegetables, and flowers, as well as crops like alfalfa hay that feed the farm animals that humans rely on? In the last 10 years though, crop production has increased while bee populations have plummeted due to the elimination of cover crops, large-scale monoculture practices, an increase in pesticides that are toxic to bees, and Colony Collapse Disorder.

Welcome to Our New Website!

The Bailey GREENhouse and Urban Farm is a passive solar greenhouse located in the Brody neighborhood of Michigan State University's campus. The greenhouse grows certified organic herbs and greens that are sold to the Brody Dining Hall and Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center's State Room. Student workers and volunteers participate in duties which include harvesting, … Continue reading Welcome to Our New Website!