The mission of edible flint is to support Flint residents in growing and accessing healthy food in order to reconnect them 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.
edible flint general meetings are held the 1st Thursdays of every month, 1-3 pm.
All edible flint meetings are open to anyone. The location varies so check back with us!
Formed in 2009 following a number of community conversations, edible flint is a network of people and organizations interested in collaboration around healthy food access, productive reuse of vacant land and education around local food systems. The network engages in several efforts that support residents’ ability to connect, grow, and access healthy food. With this mission in mind, edible flint has divided its efforts among five different work groups, each self-organized to address the specific issues and opportunities in our local food system. Throughout the year, edible flint’s work groups envision, plan and implement these efforts using a consensus based decision-making model.
Individuals involved with edible flint are called participants. Each participant is welcome to make decisions at general meetings and in work groups through the consensus decision making process. The work of edible flint is accomplished within work groups. Work groups support the overall mission of edible flint with the energy of participants. Participants collaborate to implement programs and projects defined by the group’s purpose and goals.
edible flint is guided by a Leadership Board which provides the structure for collaboration to support the mission of edible flint. The charge to the members of the Leadership Board, both from within edible flint and the community at-large is to give financial oversight and insure that activities and decisions of the group are aligned with the mission.
Collaboration and Partnership
Collaborating with numerous local partners is key to the edible flint network! Some of our current and past institutional partners have included: Ruth Mott Foundation; Genesee MSU Extension Office; MSU’s Departments of Food Science and Human Nutrition & Horticulture; Genesee County Land Bank; Flint Farmers’ Market; Salem Housing CDC; Flint Urban Gardening and Land Use Corporation; Genesee County Health Department; Genesee Health System; Greater Flint Health Coalition; Hurley Medical Center; Flint River Farm; Harvesting Earth Educational Farm; Resource Genesee, Mott Community College, Genesys Regional Medical Center and the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan.
edible flint programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, or family status.