Combating Climate Change: Creating Climate-resilient Orchards

Agriculture, Climate Change, Environment, Julia Linder, Learn More

In my previous post of this Climate Change series, (see the first and second post here), I discussed how tree fruit growers in Michigan are faced with adapting to a “new normal” due to climate change. Pest and disease profiles are shifting, frost dates are less predictable, and precipitation is becoming more erratic. Growers adapt to these changes by implementing management strategies like wind machines and irrigation systems. 

BOOK REVIEW: Michael Pollan’s “Cooked”

Bill Palladino, Food Policy, Learn More

By Bill Palladino

“Alone among the animals, we humans insist that our food be not only ‘good to eat’ —tasty, safe, and nutritious— but also, in the words of Claude Levi-Strauss, ‘good to think,’ for among all the many other things we eat, we also eat ideas.”  

Bob Russell Resilience Reading Project

Economy, Food Policy, James Russell, Learn More
Taste the Local Difference and the food & farming movement in northern Michigan would be in a very different place if it were not for the passion and skill of Bob Russell.   His passing this summer left a hole in our communities.  This post from MLUI’s James Russell announcing the launch of a new initiative designed to honor Bob’s memory and keep the resilience passion burning in our region.