Sustainability Literacy Resources Committee. The following questions are intended to get students in a variety of disciplines started on researching farm issues and solutions related to what they are studying.
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"Garden Works is a certified organic 4.5 acre truck garden and greenhouse farm operating year-round. we offer many heirloom vegetable varieties which are sold March thru December at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market."
"Our animals are free-range, pastured and fed organically as much as possible, with no growth hormones or animal by-products. We do not use antibiotics unless needed for the treatment of severe illness. Humane treatment in all aspects of our animals' lives is our top priority." "We sell grass-fed and hormone-free beef, pork, chicken, lamb and occasionally emu."
"Robin Hills Farm’s mission is to provide an experience that educates and fascinates our community. Our farm will serve as a model of sustainable, agriculture & appropriate land stewardship. We’ll provide opportunities to participate in responsible environmental leadership, growing healthy food, & fostering a sense of community, while working together & enjoying nature."
"Seeley Farm is a certified organic diversified vegetable farm located 5 miles north of downtown Ann Arbor, MI. We are in our third year of production on a rented 30-acre farm in Ann Arbor Township where we also live. We grow four types of salad greens, carrots,beets, radishes, etc."
"Tantré Farm’s mission is to produce and distribute fresh, organic produce, while serving as an educational, sustainable, and social network for our surrounding community. We hope to achieve this mission through our CSA, Farmers’ Markets, Farm-to-School program, local stores, local restaurants, schools, and other community connections".