Our project will be a combination of in the classroom and on the farm workshops that will highlight new trends in
urban agriculture and introduce youth to successful urban farming projects and entrepreneurs.
Our goal is to help youth discover that urban farming is profitable and show them how empty city lots can quickly
be transformed into local food that is good for the community but also profitable. Therefore, we will focus on soil
quality improvement and crop planning techniques provided by leaders in the industry such as The Market
Gardener and The Urban Farmer.
Project objectives from proposal:
1) Increase sustainable farming skills of high school students through hands-on work sessions with local farmers
at our urban farming campus.
2) Introduce youth to sustainable urban farming career opportunities through meetings with local farmers and
introducing them to all the support partners in Flint.
3) Provide students with the know how to turn vacant lots into producing market gardens with nutrient rich soil.
4) Give youth an introduction to crop planning that can maximize yields and in doing so showcase how market
gardens can provide a large amount of local food for the community while creating a sustainable business.