EDA University Center for
Regional Economic Innovation

North Flint Healthy Food Initiative (2016)

Project Details

Co-Implementation Plan - Summer, 2016

Kettering University; Bob Brown, Michigan State University

Summary

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.