University + Community Partnerships

 

Gardens and growing spaces are dynamic, vibrant landscapes where people engage with the land, and with one another, in a multitude of ways. These spaces of cultivation are often places “where the complexities of power, culture, and the economy become clear and where the intersections between food and various other social, economic, and environmental issues are revealed” (Baker, 2004).

From 2012 to 2017, FAIM researchers partnered with community organizations across the state in hopes of learning about the role backyard gardens, community gardens, and urban farms play in the communities they serve.

 

Learn more about each of the FAIM community partner organizations and their work below: 

Growing Hope

Growing Hope

Ypsilanti, MI  (more info here)

ANC

ANC

Lansing, MI  (more info here)

edible flint

edible flint

Flint, MI  (more info here)

Baxter

Baxter

Grand Rapids, MI  (more info here)

DBCFSN

DBCFSN

Detroit, MI  (more info here)

Fresh EUP

Fresh EUP

Sault Ste Marie, MI (more info here)

Sources

Baker, Lauren (2004) Tending Cultural Landscapes and Food Citizenship in Toronto’s Community Gardens. Geographical Review, 94(3), pgs 305-325.