The Bailey Urban Farm and RISE have recently released two new videos describing our RISE Zero Waste Initiatives and overall RISE program features. We hope you enjoy! #msuRISEcomposts: A Zero-Waste Initiative This short video describes an innovative collaboration to foster zero-waste solutions between MSU RISE (Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment), Natur-Tec, BASF, the … Continue reading #msuRISEcomposts: New YouTube Videos!
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.
By Liz Brajevich The Worm Team at Michigan State began composting in the Bailey Greenhouse in 2012. The Be Spartan Green Student Project Fund funds this new program. Granted $5,000, the worm team set up three vermicomposting bins. Worms are breaking down food scraps from the Brody Cafeteria and turning them into a nutrient rich … Continue reading Worms, Worms, Worms!