KBIC helps indigenous plant restoration with geodesic dome solar-powered greenhouse

A dedication ceremony will be held in late August for the 16-foot geodesic dome solar-powered greenhouse that was built this summer at the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) in an effort to restore native species plants to northern Michigan.
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Project Interns Make Presentation at NAISA Conference

Zaagkii Project interns with the Northern Michigan University Center for Native American Studies make presentation about the pollinator protection initiative at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association 2010 Conference in Arizona. Led by NMU Center for Native American Studies Director Continue reading

Marquette Monthly News Story on Zaagkii Project

Marquette Monthly

The Marquette Monthly featured a Story on the Zaagkii Project – entitled “KBIC helps indigenous plant restoration with greenhouse” in the July, 2010 issue by Greg Peterson.
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Michigan teens visit beekeeper Jim Hayward

Surrounded by a swarm of 150,000 loudly buzzing bees on a hot summer day, a group of Marquette County teens turned nervous faces and trepidation into smiles and a education that they heard loud and clear – to protect rather than fear pollinators. At first only two teens wearing protective beekeeping gear entered the apiary behind the Negaunee township home of Continue reading

Zaagkii students visit Gather’n Greens Organic Farm

Zaagkii students in 2009 visited Gather’n Greens, an Organic Farm owned by Lee Ossenheimer and wife, Dr. Lisa Long, in Negaunee Township, MI. along the Dead River. They are beekeepers who harvest honey. They grow mushrooms, and vegetable seedlings for transplanting including Continue reading

USFS Success Story hails 2008-2010 Zaagkii Project

Years 2008 & 2009 of the Zaagkii Project are briefly recapped and the third and final year 2010 is summarized in this article posted Tuesday, February 2, 2010 by Jan Schultz.
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Native American Times News Story on Zaagkii Project

Native American Times News Story on Zaagkii Project – entitled “As bees die, Keweena Bay Indian Community adults, teens actively protect pollinators” posted Monday, October 27, 2008.
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Tree Hugger News Story on Zaagkii Project

Tree Hugger

Tree Hugger News Story on Zaagkii Project – entitled “Michigan Teens Build Butterfly Houses and Plant 26,000 Native Plants through the Zaagkii Wings and Seeds Project” posted Friday, October 26, 2008 by Sara Novak, Columbia, SC.
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