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NCROC's Annual Horticulture Day Open House was held August 28. Visitors were able to take tours of flower and vegetable garden areas, high tunnels (featuring research in cover crops, tomato disease study, fruit trees, honeyberries, raspberries, vegetables and grapes), the apple orchard, Chapman Plantation, an organic garden site, wild rice paddies, the hops research area, inluding Boreal Brewers and Grand Rapids Community Garden. Informational booths in the warehouse included, plant diagnostics, "Ask a Master Gardener", Entomology research, honey bee keeper, Forestry and Wild Rice Research, MCIA Oragnic, U of M Alumni Association, and childres' activities. Guest speaker was Mark Seeley, Professor in CFANS Soil, Water and Climate. Food was provided by Duke Skorich BBQ.

Planning for the 2016 open house is set to begin in March. Watch our website for information as it becomes available.