edible flint supports Flint residents in growing and accessing healthy food in order to reconnect with the land and each other. edible flint is a network of organizations that work together to promote the mission. edible flint holds an annual meeting for our participants to affirm the mission, share our progress from the prior year and to select community members to serve on the Leadership Board of the organization. The meeting is open to all and is usually held the last week of March.
GET STARTED GROWING
The Garden Starters Kits and Services Program offers gardening resources that will help residents get started growing. The garden kit includes a variety of plants and seeds designed to feed a family throughout the summer. Kits go on sale in March and are picked up at Distribution Day in May.
LEARN WITH US
edible flint offers the Garden Starters Training Program, a series of classes that gives people the skills to turn available land into productive food gardens. This 11 week training series meets weekly from February to May annually. Registration opens in January.
RECONNECT WITH THE LAND
The Demonstration Garden is located in Flint at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Begole Street. This community garden hosts demonstrations, workshops and events, and welcomes volunteers on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays during the growing season.
CELEBRATE WITH US
Annually in July the Food Garden Tour celebrates the hard work and success of food gardeners all over the city. The 2018 Food Garden Tour is on Wednesday, July 25. Tour participants are invited to visit garden projects by bus or bike. Registration opens in July.
GROW TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Local food growers are taking their production to the next level by growing food for sale. The new Producers’ Network offers the opportunity to have their crops aggregated and sold to local retail outlets.
RECONNECT TO EACH OTHER
New to edible flint is the Neighborhood Ambassador Program. This program supports beginning and existing gardeners in Flint by mobilizing garden mentors to help their neighbors have a successful gardening season.
CONNECT WITH US
VISIT our website edibleflint.org for the most up-to-date information about organizational meetings, workshops, volunteer opportunities and to join our e-news
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Contact MSU Extension Community Food Systems educator Terry McLean; edible flint Garden Starters Program Coordinator Debbie Hamilton, edible flint Garden Starters Training Coordinator Micah Williams, or edible flint Producers Network Coordinator Alexis Allen for more information.