Our Partnership With Chefs

By Laurie Thorp Alice Waters famously said it all begins with taste. We agree.   The campus chefs at Michigan State University are an integral part of the Bailey GREENhouse and Urban Farm and the sustainable food movement.  Quite simply we could not do this important work without them.  Often when people ask me about the “high … Continue reading Our Partnership With Chefs

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What Does it Mean to be an Organic Zone?

By Laurie Thorp First I must say that I believe we are the only land grant university that boasts an organic zone on its campus.  What this means is that the herbs and veggies we grow are certified organic under the National Organic Program (NOP) as regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Each year we … Continue reading What Does it Mean to be an Organic Zone?