Roof Top Bees at Bailey Hall

We have Bee Hives On Our Roof? Honey bees are one of the most vital species on our planet, and MSU students and faculty have united to help - we are working together to create a safe habitat for honey bees to live and flourish on the Bailey Hall GREENroof! Look up - You can … Continue reading Roof Top Bees at Bailey Hall

The Year of Soil

By Dani Blumstein Soil. Dirt. Worm poop. Compost. No matter what you call it its essential. It’s my house, my growing substance, and my nutrients. I’m a red wriggler worm. My main job in the agricultural business is to break down your food waste into a highly nutritional substance for your farmers to grow new … Continue reading The Year of Soil

Who was Liberty Hyde Bailey?

By Heather Shea #RISE and MSU Museum Partner to Create Display Honoring Hall’s Namesake The Michigan State University Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment or RISE Program, in conjunction with the Michigan State Museum has recently installed a display on the first floor of Bailey Hall highlighting the hall’s namesake, Liberty Hyde Bailey. The display … Continue reading Who was Liberty Hyde Bailey?

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?