Strawberry Week 2012

. May 14, 2012.
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Join Ecology by Design and kick off Strawberry Week with an exploration of one of the world’s most unique fruits. 

From Tiny to Mighty: The History, Uses, and Cultural Relevance of the Strawberry

With his unique sense of humor and palpable love of all things botanical, owner William Kirst will guide guests from ancient Rome, through extensive breeding over 3 continents and hundreds of years, over wild berry patches to manicured gardens, bringing an understanding and appreciation of the strawberry in everybody's lives.
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Strawberry Week Presents: Beer Night 

Strawberry Week continues with a stunning combination of two of America’s favorite pastimes; strawberries and beer! Wolverine is brewing a special strawberry lager for this event. Wolverine State brewers Oliver and Karl will discuss their techniques for brewing with fruit, give a tour of the where the magic happens, and, of course, have plenty on tap for all to enjoy. 
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Strawberry Week Presents: How to Farm a Strawberry

See with your own eyes how local organic strawberries are produced. Richard Andres and Deb Lentz will lead a tour of their strawberry fields. Maybe you’ll even get to sample some of the tasty fruit.  Registration is required as space is limited. Click for event details 

Strawberry Week Presents: Mark’s Strawberry Carts Party

This all day event at Mark’s Carts is complete with vendors offering strawberry inspired food. The party really gets going in the evening with two energetic sets of music from the four piece string band, Wire in the Wood. Come for the food, stay for the dancing. Click for event details 

Strawberry Week Presents: How to Grow a Strawberry

Ecology by Design wraps up Strawberry Week with a hands-on demonstration of strawberry culture. Owner William Kirst will exhibit many different varieties of strawberry, show how they can be used in the home landscape (including unique design ideas), discuss the needs of the plant and be available to answer home landscape design questions. Different varieties will be available for sale. Click for event details