When: Saturday Morning, March 28, 2015, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Where: Greater Holy Temple, C.O.G.I.C., 6702 N. Dort Hwy, Flint, MI 48505
Who: Bob Tritten, MSU Extension District Fruit Educator
This is an outdoor demonstration workshp at two community orchards. We will also visit the Uni-Corn Community Garden to cover pruning of older fruit trees. Participants will learn the basic methods of pruning young and bearing fruit trees.
Pre-registration required by 3/25/15
WORKSHOP TO BE HELD RAIN OR SHINE (WALKING REQUIRED)
Cost per person: $10
Make check payable to edible flint
Mail to: MSU Extension, 605 N Saginaw Street, Suite 1A Flint, MI 48502
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, 5:30-7:30 p.m., beginning February 2 and continuing weekly until May 4, 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 23, 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.
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. Applications are available from March 1 - April 15, 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.). Applications are available from March 1 - April 15, 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 Wednesday, April 15, 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 Upcoming Events for printing and mailing.
edible flint Distribution Day - Pickup your pre-purchased edible flint Garden Starters vegetable kit on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from 2 - 7 p.m. The pickup location is the Community Tool Shed at the Neighborhood Engagement Hub, 3216 M.L. King Ave., Flint 48505 (formerly Salem Housing Community Development Corporation). Compost bage (40 lbs. each) will be available for purchase and informative demonstrations will be continuously shared while the vegetable kits are and compos bags are distributed. Visit www.edibleflint.org to review the event flyer.
edible flint Annual Meeting 2015 - Celebrate with edible flint as we host our second Annual Meeting Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at GCCARD 601 N. Saginaw Street, 48502. We will be featuring spoken word performance by Amber Hasan. You don’t want to mis this event. 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. To attend, please RSVP to 810-244-8547 or www.edibleflint.org
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.
Visit the edible flint website.