Support SW Michigan Agriculture – Free Event

Weather, Climate Change, & Future Environments

Thursday, September 17th at 6:30-7:30pm

Please join us for this timely outdoor event sponsored by Support Local Agriculture and presented by Naturalist Wendy Jones. Free event but you must register, limited to first 20pp. Outdoor event at Hess Lake Park, 640 West Lemon Creek Road, Old Pavilion, Baroda, MI but you must wear a mask upon arrival and departure, maintain social distance, and there are picnic tables or bring your own chair or blanket. Rain location available. RSVP now via Facebook @Support Local Agriculture or email gehurst@sbcglobal.net or phone/text 773-972-1786

“The true debate lies in the solutions and in mobilizing the social and political will to act upon our knowledge.  Deciding not to act is a choice itself, and one that we cannot correct later.  The time to act is now.  Because the longer we wait, the worse the outcomes will be.” Andrea Dutton, Climate Scientist, 11/18

Our Mission


We believe agriculture in SW Michigan, Berrien County in particular, is an asset to value, protect and enjoy.  Here we have an abundance of fruits, vegetables and livestock and a variety of microclimates.  In fact, just up the road a bit in Benton Harbor is a fruit market where farmers bring their products.  This fruit market was, at one time, the largest in the world!

Our goal is to ensure that local produce and other agricultural products are available to individuals and organizations now and in the future.

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  1. To enhance the supply of local agricultural products by advocating opportunities for local family farms to increase better access for local consumers of locally grown food.
  2. To facilitate access to local agricultural products by enhancing collaborative efforts between farmers and other public and private resources at the local, state and federal levels
  3. To enhance demand for local agricultural products through consumer education.We welcome inquiries of all kinds.  Please contact us here
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