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''UPCOMING EVENTS

2015 Garden Starters Introduction to Urban Food Gardening Class Applications Now Available

edible flint is preparing for their 5th year of Garden Starters Training Classes! This is a 14-week training program teaching beginning and experienced gardeners how to grow productive food gardens in an urban setting. The classes are open to anyone in Genesee County, and cover community and residential food gardening. Class topics range from understanding our local food system to garden site planning to harvesting and food preservation.

The edible flint Garden Starter Training Classes are on Monday evenings, 5:30-7:30pm, beginning February 2nd and continuing weekly until May 4th, 2015. The classes will be held in the GCCARD building, located at 601 N. Saginaw Street in Flint. edible flint is now accepting applications, which can be found at edibleflint.org, the list of class topics is also available online. The cost is $65 for the total 14-week program; class materials and meals are provided. Applications are due January 23rd, 2015 along with the class fee. Those interested should not feel discouraged by the class fee, as there are partial scholarships and payment plans available. 

Applications are available at edibleflint.org. For questions, additional information, or to arrange a payment plan, please contact Sam Farah, the Garden Starters Training Program Coordinator, at (810) 244-8527, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Have you been thinking about starting a vegetable garden but don’t know where to begin? The edible flint Garden Starters program can help!

edible flint Garden Starters Kits have everything you need to plant a vegetable garden as big as 30 feet by 50 feet!  Each kit comes with many kinds of vegetable seeds and transplants.  Kits also include a helpful planting guide and sample garden designs.  The kits are available to Genesee County residents.  Order forms will be available in Spring 2015.

edible flint Garden Starters services are also available for new food gardens located within the City of Flint to help grow a vegetable garden as big as 30 feet by 50 feet (1,500 sq.ft.). Order forms will be available in Spring 2015.

The edible flint Garden Starters Kits and Services are pre-purchased and fees can be paid with cash, check or money order payable to edible flint with the completed application.  The deadline for both applications will be Spring 2015.  The 2015 Garden Starters kit and services applications will be available at the MSU Extension Office, 605 N. Saginaw Street, Ste. 1A, Flint, MI  48502 or online at www.edibleflint.org under the Resources tab for printing and mailing in 2015.

edible flint Annual Meeting 2015 - Celebrate with edible flint as we host our second Annual Meeting in 2015. This will be a great opportunity to learn about edible flint resources & activities, to meet and greet others who share your passion for local food and urban gardening. Date and location will be available in early 2015.

Purpose

edible flint supports Flint residents in growing  and accessing healthy food in order to reconnect with the land and each other. With this mission in mind, edible flint has divided its work among five different work groups, each of them self-organized to address specific issues and opportunities in our local food system. Download our brochure  for more information.

Contact MSU Extension Community Food Systems educator .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)edible flint Garden Starters Program Coordinator .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or edible flint Garden Starters Class Coordinator .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information about edible flint.

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