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2016: North Flint Healthy Food Initiative

Co-Implementation Plan - Summer, 2016

Authors: Kettering University; Bob Brown, Michigan State University


The project creates a self-sustainable, resident-owned aquaponic system in the West Pulaski neighborhood of Flint that allows neighbors to work together to improve their well-being. The aquaponic will be used to grow foods that mitigate the effects of lead poisoning in people, especially children. The aquaponic system will be built into a house owned by the Block Club and maintained by themselves for themselves. This first Aquahouse is a demonstration project to understand product yields, value to residents, and potential for additional aquaponic projects around Flint.

Project Updated As Of September 30th, 2016

Author Information

Robert E. Brown is an Associate Director of the Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED), Michigan State University Outreach & Engagement.  He brokers, facilitates and participates in university/community partnerships that are scholarly, community-based, collaborative, responsive, capacity-building for the public good.

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