Date(s) - 02/11/2016
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Brighton Garden Club
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Join the members of Brighton Garden Club on Thursday, February 11 at 11 a.m. as we learn about community supported agriculture from Joannee DeBruhl of Stone Coop Farm, a certified organic farm located in Brighton.
DeBruhl’s involvement in community supported agriculture began in early 2009, when she was laid off after working 21 years in the insurance industry. She spent that summer coordinating a small community garden project at her church, with fresh produce going to the clients of Gleaners Community Food Bank. She called it the most fulfilling summer of her life.
Interested in pursuing her new passion, she attended Michigan State’s Organic Farmer Training Program. There she learned all aspects of organic farming: pest management, farm management and how to grow for wholesale, farmers markets and community supported agriculture. She completed the program in November 2010.
Stone Coop Farm began in 2011 with three partners. It’s named for a stone chicken coop built in the 1880s which is located on the property.
Stone Coop Farm sells their produce at farmers markets. Customers may also buy shares of an entire season’s harvest. Working and helping shares are available for people who want to work at the farm.
“We have created a fantastic community and I am privileged to be part of it,” Debruhl said.
The Brighton Garden Club meets at the Brighton Community Center, located at 555 Brighton Street in Brighton. DeBruhl will speak at noon. Guests are always welcome. For more information find us on Facebook or call 810-844-0460.