Phil Tocco, MSU Extension Educator will speak about composting and soil prep for gardens focusing on composting and soils to help kick start your garden and keep it nourished through out the growing season. This program will benefit beginner, intermediate and advanced gardeners.
Program fee is $6 Dahlem member; $8 non-member. Program intended for adults and teens. Register online at www.dahlemcenter.org/events or call the office at 517-782-3453. Payment due upon registration.
About Our Speaker; Phil Tocco has served as Extension Educator in Jackson County with Michigan State University for over 12 years. He serves as an educator in food safety on the farm for fruit and vegetable farmers statewide. He has functioned as the state coordinator in on-farm food safety since 2009. He currently serves with several other educators, State Departments of Agriculture and FDA to craft the On-Farm Readiness Review, a tool to help growers determine their level of readiness for FSMA inspection. Phil has a Masters Degree in Plant Protection and Pest Management from the University of California-Davis and Bachelors Degree in Biology from Western Michigan University. He has training in field crop, vegetable and fruit production, with some experience in all three. He lives with his wife and three children in Jackson.