Green Tech Expo planned for March

EVART - With a declared goal of better preparing for a growing “green economy” in Michigan, the local Michigan State University Extension Service is wasting little time getting programs addressing the topic organized and well under way.

Along with Evart Public Schools, the Osceola MSUE is sponsoring a Green Technologies Expo in March with an eye to helping county residents, neighbors and visitors find better ways to cut energy costs at home as well as finding more effective environmentally friendly ways to raise home crops, decorative garden and lawns.

The day will involve speakers, classroom presentations, and lots of venders with plenty of good ideas on how to employ the latest green technologies at home and on the farm.

The Green Expo is planned for Saturday, Mar. 26, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Evart High School on Lauman Road, (95th Avenue), just north of U.S. 10.

There is a minimal participation fee to cover cost of the event. The fee includes not only access to the seminars, but also handouts, refreshments and a light lunch.

On the day’s agenda are such topics as “cost effective energy solutions for the future” and “home winterization and home energy audits.”

Also up for discussion are “natural soil supplements,” “wind and solar energy for home and business,” “keeping your lawn environmentally green,” “the power of buying local” and more.

Also up for discussion will be topics including geo thermal heating, hot house gardening and more.

Registration for participation in the Green Technologies Expo is being handled by the MSUE team in Reed City. Reservations should be on file by Mar. 19 and can be made through the MSUE office at 301 West Upton Street, (the county courthouse), in Reed City.

For more information, contact the MSUE office at 231 832-6139.