Community Events

2021 Activities

  • This will be a full day hands-on workshop where participants will have the opportunity to work with a living honey bee colony.  Michael Blackwell, operations manager for the KSU Field Station and Mike Roshaven, a local beekeeper will lead the workshop covering all the basics of honey bee hive management.

    Click here for more information and how to register. 

  • A day of hands-on demonstrations of fruit tree management for the home orchardist presented by Michael Blackwell, operations manager for the KSU Field Station, and Josh Fuder, agriculture and natural resources agent for Cherokee County.

    Click here for more information and how to register. 

  • A six-hour outdoor workshop on how to safely grow culinary mushrooms in your home garden
    presented by Michael Blackwell, operations manager for the KSU Field Station with wild mushroom food safety certification from the Georgia Department of Agriculture. 

    Click here for more information and how to register. 

2020 Activities

  • Want to reduce the university's carbon footprint?

    KSU’s Office of Sustainability partnered with the Division of Global Affairs and the KSU Field Station to host a series of tree planting days at KSU.

    The goals include:

    • Plant enough trees on campus to offset the carbon footprint of KSU's study abroad programs. (Planting 250 trees will offset ~ 3,500 metric tons of CO2 equivalent.)
    • Start a tree nursery at the KSU Field Station (200 more trees).

    Volunteer dates were:

    Wed., Feb. 19, 2020 - Marietta
    Thurs., Feb. 20, 2020 – Kennesaw
    Thurs., Feb. 27, 2020 – KSU Field Station

  • Learn more about KSU Sustainability and the steps being taken toward a more sustainability community! Kennesaw State University students Jessica Smith, Landrie Benson, Reagan Lewallen and Scott Cornwall produced this video that was filmed at the KSU Field Station in spring 2020. 

2019 Activities

  • Are you ready to flex your green thumb? Whether you are a garden enthusiast or in the agricultural business, this free community event is for you. This day gave local growers an opportunity to see firsthand great tools, designed by farmers for farmers, before investing in those tools. Attendees had the opportunity to ask questions and try out the tools themselves during the event. 

    Attendees learned innovative methods that will maximize their time enjoying nature and minimize their time on often tedious, repetitive tasks. The KSU Field Station staff joined representatives from Johnny's Selected Seeds and Georgia Organics to discuss best practices in sustainable agriculture gained from their varied industry and DIY experiences. They demonstrated the proper and efficient techiques with garden tools specifically designed for cultivation, transplanting and seeding.

    Topics include:

    • long-handled tools
    • walk-behind tractors
    • flame weeding
    • seeders and transplanters
    • wheel hoe

    Check out the image gallery below.

     

 

 

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