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‘Flint River Farm’ – An urban agriculture documentary from Flint, Michigan


See the complete film above. Co-directed and produced by Troy Hale and Geri Alumit Zeldes. Department for Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media at Michigan State University. 2012.

Land lease with option to purchase, 4000 vacant lots, 500 acres inside Flint with potential for agriculture

By Kristin Longley
mlive.com
November 21, 2012
(Must see. Mike)

Excerpt:

FLINT, MI — A Michigan State University documentary about the city of Flint’s largest urban farm premieres to an online audience today, according to an article on Great Lakes Echo.

The documentary tells the story of the Flint River Farm and its creators, Joanna Lehrman and Roxanne Adair, who are forced to navigate the bureaucracy of zoning ordinances, insurance requirements and building codes to pioneer an urban agriculture program in Flint.

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November 22, 2012   Comments Off

Whole Kids Foundation Garden Grant Application extended to November 30, 2012

Grants for the U.S. (including territories), U.K., and Canada.

The School Garden Grant Program is a collaboration between Whole Kids Foundation and FoodCorps. A school garden is a vital educational tool – every seed planted sprouts a new opportunity for kids to cultivate healthy eating habits! Teaching kids to garden helps them learn about complex topics like sustainability and conservation, food systems, and community awareness.

To be eligible for the $2,000 (US$) School Garden Grant, an applicant must be a nonprofit K-12 school (public, private or charter – elementary, middle, or secondary) and/or a 501(c)(3) organization that is developing or currently maintaining a garden project on school grounds that will engage children with fresh fruits and vegetables.

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November 22, 2012   Comments Off