Brief Summaries of Selected VPSL Activities

Attending the Michigan Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference on October 27 provided the VPSL with a valuable opportunity to learn more about sustainability in practice. Comments made during formal presentations and conversation by experts representing business, industry, government, and academia demonstrated that many share a high commitment to “new and better approaches to business” and that progress in this area is steady. The VPSL was pleased to summarize the effort to convert Taraxacum kok-saghyz into a domestic source of natural rubber click here for more information.

Participating in the International Society for Horticultural Science High Tunnel Horticultural Crop Production Symposium October 17-19 was a terrific experience for the VPSL. We welcomed the opportunity to learn from others representing multiple continents, countries and crops and to share some of our high tunnel-related experiences.


On October 15, the VPSL is pleased to have installed 12, 120-sq. ft., outdoor, permanent raised beds near one of its high tunnel facilities. These raised beds will help the VPSL accomplish its mission. Check here for photos.