The Garden Starters work group exists to increase Flint’s capacity to produce healthy food. Through knowledge sharing, training, technical assistance, and garden resources this group aims to increase the number and effectiveness of food gardens in our city. The Garden Starters training prepares new and seasoned gardeners to work more effectively in the garden and to work together across cultural and racial lines.
2016 Kit Distribution Day Photos
Photos taken by MSU Extension ANR Communications
Purpose & Goals
Purpose: To support residents in producing food by providing training and garden resources.
The edible flint Garden Starters work group was formed to provide the community with the skills and resources to grow fresh, healthy food in an urban setting. The Garden Starters Training Program, originally called the edible flint Introduction to Urban Food Gardening, was developed to provide participants with the basic information necessary to establish and maintain a food producing garden. The Garden Starter Kits and Services Program coordinates the packaging and delivery of vegetable seeds, transplants, compost, tilling and soil testing.
Garden Starters Training Classes give aspiring and existing food growers the skills and techniques necessary to work collaboratively to grow productive food gardens and utilize the valuable resource of available land in our city. Garden Starters Training is a a fourteen week program held February through May each year.
Garden Starters Kits and Services provides soil testing, plants, seeds, compost and tilling services at reduced cost to Flint growers.
Garden Starters Meetings are:
2nd Thursdays from 2:00pm - 4:00pm at The Neighborhood Engagement Hub 3216 M. L. King Ave
4th Tuesdays from 2:00pm - 4:00pm at The Neighborhood Engagement Hub 3216 M. L. King Ave
Garden Starters Docs