Last updated: May 9, 2013 (2 years ago)
Listing created on: November 9, 2012
(Flint, Michigan, United States)
- Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
- Started Planning: 2005
- Start Living Together: 2012
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
- Facebook: http://facebook.com/peacemobgardens
- Contact Name: Phillip Jacks
- Phone: 810 444 6028
1420 Illinois Ave
Flint, Michigan, 48506
sustainability, art, equality
iosis with our environment, community, & each other.
Although our goal may seem large, we aim to dispel that school of thought. Change is much easier than people believe, it all begins with us, and our day to day actions. We feel that our strategies we have laid out over the next 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 years, are not only within our reach, but easily replicable by anyone who chooses to learn them.
We’ve started with a garden. In our garden we are providing ourselves, & the community, a place to meet, work together, form relationships, share ideas, knowledge, skills, experiences and stories. Through this bond formed within the acts of creation, we can strengthen ourselves, and develop ideas and passions into reality. The garden is not just a place to meet and learn, but also a metaphor for the better community we are trying to create around the garden.
While unilaterally developing our garden land from vacant blighted lots and lots with homes abandoned by society decades ago, we are finding passionate individuals that truly believe in making positive change here in Flint. Some of these people have chosen to up their level of commitment to the city and become a permanent resident of Flint, and they’ve chosen their home to be here, in the garden. Together we are purchasing up vacant, blighted homes, saving them from the chopping block of demolition, and converting them to modern examples of sustainable at home living. Attaching hydroponic greenhouses to kitchens to provide year round organic produce right in the homes cooking area. Composting with worm bins right at home to produce balanced, healthy soil to up the nutritional content of our food. Decreasing the impact on the planet by catching rainwater, not only for our gardens, but for use as our only source of water in our homes. Conversion to super efficient, clean, thermal mass heaters providing us with free heat with zero impact on the environment. And much much more…….