2023 MSU Tollgate Farm Thomas Ranger Grant MSU will use this grant from the Thomas Ranger Memorial Fund to provide financial aid for students from high needs schools in the metro Detroit area so that they can attend programs at the farm.
2023 MSU Tollgate Farm Operations & Programs MSE Extension will use this grant to support core program staff at Tollgate Farm and Education Center: the Public Programs Coordinator and the Education Manager. These staff members develop and oversee field trips, day camps, culturally responsive place-based education, farm-to-school education, stewardship training, a sustainability leadership institute, and
Renovating the Rose Garden at MSU Tollgate Farm The rose garden at MSU Tollgate Farm was developed by volunteers and was cared for by volunteers and Tollgate staff for almost 30 years. The garden in its glory, provided a beautiful and educational opportunity for visitors. This once grand display of over 200 rose varieties has
2022 MSU Tollgate Farm Thomas Ranger Grant MSU will use this grant from the Thomas Ranger Memorial Fund to provide transportation for students from high needs schools in the metro Detroit area so that they can attend programs at the farm.
2022 MSU Tollgate Farm Operations & Programs Grant Michigan State University Extension will use this grant to support two core program staff members at Tollgate Farm and Education Center: the Day Camp Coordinator and an Education Manager. These staff members develop and oversee 4-H camps, day camps, culturally responsive place-based education, farm-to-school field trips, stewardship
Improving Access for Persons with Limited Mobility MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center provides hands-on experiences for youth and adults in a production agriculture setting. We connect people to the source of their food and the natural world. Unfortunately, individuals with limited mobility, because of a wheelchair, or walker, have difficulty participating. Often, schools do
Educational Programming and Facility Operations To provide salary support for essential staff needed for adaptable programming, including creative camp activities and virtual educational programs for various audiences, and to ensure that agricultural programming continues in a well-maintained farm setting.
Salary Support for Essential Staff and Resources for Programming during COVID-19 Restrictions To provide salary support for essential staff needed to develop and deliver quality programming at the farm, including programs that are adapted to the circumstances created by COVID-19, and to undertake site activities and maintenance.
Educational Programming and Facility Operations and Improvements To provide salary support for a full-time Summer Camp Coordinator that will lead eight weeks of summer camp, school field trips, assist with major educational events, improve program evaluation, and build connections with other MSU Departments; to provide salary support for a full-time assistant to support the Farm