Pollinator Profile: Mining Bees (Andrena sp.)

By Amber Barnes and Laura Jach Smith Female (left) and male (right) mining bees on golden Alexander leaf and flower—photo credit: Amber Barnes Here is a pollinator you have probably been seeing all spring: bees from the genus Andrena, known as mining bees. These solitary bees build their nests in sandy soils by mining tunnels […]

MOFFA Farm Profile- Gateway Farm (Part 2)

Welcome to another installment of the Farm Profile. In this space we will share some questions and answers posed to Michigan farmers pursuing the many roads to sustainable agriculture. We hope we can all learn something from their responses and experience. You can find part 1 of the Gateway Farm profile here. Farm Name: Gateway […]

MOFFA Farm Profile- Gateway Farm (Part 1)

Welcome to another installment of the Farm Profile. In this space we will share some questions and answers posed to Michigan farmers pursuing the many roads to sustainable agriculture. We hope we can all learn something from their responses and experience. Farm Name: Gateway Farm Hub, Washtenaw County Farmers and/or Employees: Around 20 (mostly seasonal […]

MOFFA’s Merry Clark Publishes “Dandelion Roots Run Deep”

Cassopolis, MI, June 12, 2024 –(PR.com)– “Dandelion Roots Run Deep” is the true story of three generations of tenacious Midwestern women, one in Illinois and two in Michigan. Merry is the third generation, and her mother Merrill, fought for organic agriculture and Michigan’s environment from 1967 – 2009. Merrill developed Alzheimer’s before finishing her book, so […]