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Hundreds flock to learn about urban ag in Edible Flint tour

What is it that makes gardening seem so wholesome? Whether it’s to beautify an altered landscape or to put juicy slices of tomato on a sandwich, gardens appeal to many – even those who don’t have a clue about how to get started. A recent MSU Extension program in Flint showed that the interest in gardening is serious and growing.

On August 29, residents filled busses to tour five different urban agriculture projects in Flint. The organizers of the Edible Flint Food Garden Tour expected about 40 or 50 interested tour participants. Imagine their surprise when more than 220 people showed up!

Kudoes to Terry McLean, MSUE horticulture educator, and the rest of the Genesee County staff members and Master Gardener volunteers who worked not only on the tour, but putting the plans in place to make sure that the people in their community have access to fresh vegetables.

Read more about the celebration of goodwill, community and food gardening here.

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