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Field School - Spring

  • Ware Farm 9094 Alkire Road Bear Lake, MI, 49614 United States (map)

Hands-on, full-day, on-farm conferences are coming this year. In addition to workshops with brilliant teachers, Crosshatch Field Schools will include one-on-one consulting with farm experts, a local food lunch, and a post-workshop social networking hour.

Field School Spring Line-up


8:30 to 9am: Welcome with coffee and pastries
9 to noon: Morning Sessions
noon to 1:30pm: Local lunch and Sign Up to Ask An Expert
1:30 to 4:30pm: Afternoon Sessions
4:30 to 5:30pm: Social hour with beer and snacks


Delve deeply into one of these three tracks for a full day of learning:(each track has a morning and an afternoon session):

  • Mushroom Production with Bernie Ware: Join Bernie for a day of mushrooms. Inoculate shiitake logs in the morning. In the afternoon, make oyster totems, learn about winecap propagation and see how old mushroom logs can become huglekulture beds.

  • Beekeeping with Charlotte Hubbard: (Taking place at Grow Benzie 5885 Frankfort Hwy, Benzonia, MI 49616) Get into the nitty-gritty of spring and summer colony management with Charlotte. She will discuss hive inspection, varroa strategies and options for swarms.

  • Fruit Tree Management with Brenin Wertz-Roth: Orchard design, planning and fruit tree varieties will be covered by Brenin. Also learn orchard management techniques with hands on instruction in grafting and tree planting with companion species.


$45-Early bird pricing is available from March 5 - April 7.
$55-Regular pricing is from April 8 - April 28. Ticket sales for Field School Spring close on April 28th.
$125-For special pricing for all three Field Schools: Spring, Summer, & Fall, please call 231-622-5252.

Thank you to our generous sponsors for their support:

4Front Credit Union

Fischer Insurance

Freemont Insurance

Oryana Community Co-op

SNAP! Printing


Edson Farms Natural Foods

Image360 - Traverse City

Earlier Event: April 22
Oryana+Ignite Series: Bees