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Nature and Nurture Farm Harvest Festival

Join friends of Reskilling at the 2017 Nature and Nurture Farm Harvest Festival!

When: Saturday, Aug 19th, 4:00pm-12am and beyond

Where: 7100 Marshall Rd, Dexter, MI 48130

Mike Levine and Erica Kempter are past presenters for Reskilling and, now, are eager to share their farm with you! Their personal invitation follows:

You are cordially invited to our beautiful certified organic heirloom seed farm for an evening full of tasty fun with heirloom food tastings, farm tours, potluck, live music, and community!


4:30-6:00pm Kids Activities: Face painting, frisbee, cornhole, croquet, and other outdoor fun!

4:305:30, & 6:30 Guided farm tours

5:00 Tasting of heirloom tomatoes and other yummy stuff

6:00 Potluck dinner

7:00 Live Music – Seth Torkelson-Regan

9:00 Live Music – Dave Levy (of Dead Again, the People Movers, Deep Space Six, & Covert) and Friends

10:00 Bonfire

10:30pm More Live Music TBA

Suggested Donation of $10 is appreciated and will go to supporting the cool things we are doing here at Nature and Nurture Farm.
Children, Students, Seniors, Farmers and other financially challenged get in free, but donations are always welcome.
Volunteering in lieu of donation is also an option, there will be sign up sheets at the event!

Like and Share our Facebook Event page Nature & Nurture Farm Harvest Festival

We hope you can join us!

Erica, Mike, and the team at Nature and Nurture Farm

Nature and Nurture, LLC – our gardening service  – our seed catalog
734-929-0802 office


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EcoJustice and Activism Conference

Join us on March 17-19, 2016 at the EcoJustice and Activism Conference

Reclaiming the Commons: Diverse Ways of Being and Knowing

College of Education Porter Building – EMU, 798 W Circle Dr, Ypsilanti, MI


confThe EcoJustice and Activism Conference is organized to engage activists, educators, students, and scholars in deep and meaningful discussion around what we can do together to address and organize actions aimed at alleviating and/or eliminating current social and environmental injustices occurring in our local, national, and international communities. This year’s theme, Reclaiming the Commons: Diverse Ways of Being and Knowing aims to engage discussions about the importance of the vastly diverse commons practices, their relations and their histories across the planet.

For the schedule and registration:

Hosted by: EMU Social Foundations of Education Masters Program, EcoJustice Concentration

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July 15 – Bike Tour of Urban Agriculture in Detroit

A group of Reskillers will be going on a Bike Tour of Urban Agriculture in Detroit. To sign up for the tour which costs $25 (or $35 includes a bike), go to



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July 10th event photos

July 10

At July’s skill-share Ginny Rogers taught chain maille making, and Mary Cinch of Cinch Sewing taught basic machine sewing. Beautiful projects were completed in a short time, thanks to the careful preparation and instruction provided by our teachers. Thanks Ginny and Mary for volunteering your time, we really appreciate it!

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This year, we’ll be opening up the auditorium to local vendors.  As this is the ReSkilling Festival, each vendor will be prepared to teach you one-on-one how they do what they do, from sample steps to a full walkthrough of the process.  A portion of vendor profits will go toward supporting the Festival, so a purchase from them will not only help support local artisans, but it’ll also help keep the Festival going in the future.  Please don’t forget to bring some cash with you on Sunday!  Below is a list of the vendors we’ll have at the Festival:

  • A2DIY – Sarah Collins
  • All Natural, Gourmet & Homemade  Dog Goodies – Paula TenBrink
  • Bead Jewelry – Ashley Cook
  • Bottle Art – Orian Zakai
  • Dog Coats, Cat Toys and Knit Goods – Marla Swartz
  • Handpainted Handbags – Melissa Phythian
  • Handspun Yarn and Finished Goods – Marge Mills
  • Homemade Baguettes – Suzanne Murray,
  • Indoor Growing Equipment – Andrew Billing, Growing Hope
  • Isha Craft – Jennifer Young
  • Mushroom Growing Kits – Chris Wright
  • Raw Catfood – Christina Guldi
  • Used Books (with a focus on topics relevant to this festival) – ReadersForum

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Freecycle LQThis Festival we will once again offer a Freecycling table.  If you have clothing, books, tools, anything you no longer use, bring it to the Festival so it can find a good home with another ReSkiller.  If you find your items still on the table at the end of the day, please feel free to take them home again.

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Zero Waste Festival


The ReSkilling Festival is going Zero Waste!  With your help we will try to recycle, reuse or compost all the potential waste generated by the festival.  One way you can help us is to bring your own cups/bowls/spoons for lunch.  We will also offer 100% biodegradable options for a small suggested donation,  but this small effort will go a long way to making the ReSkilling Festival truly sustainable.

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