- Mackinac Food Forest is a social enterprise focused on improving the local food system on Mackinac Island, MI.
- We work to develop community vision and engagement, facilitate local food workshops and projects, promote healthy eating habits, enable equal access to nutritious, high-quality, safe and affordable food, and protect the quality of soil, air and water.
- We build year-round Food Production Systems in cold climates utilizing passive solar design, renewable energy, environmental regulation & control systems, and low impact building materials.
- We plan, calculate, and plant seeds to protect tomorrow's food.
- We connect community members with specialists to build, educate and replicate.
- We build teams and inspire collaboration to enhance quality of life.
- Our Current Projects
- Local Food Economy Research Project
- Farm to School Initiative
- Year-Round Greenhouse Design & Construction
- Permaculture Demo Property: Design & Installation
- Our Current Working Groups
- Mackinac Local Food Interest Group
- Mackinac Sustainability Indicators Roundtable
- Mackinac Social Entrepreneurs Club
- Our recent plaster workshop and french drain workshop were a huge success! Photos coming soon!
- Stay tuned for more great workshops.
- Upcoming Wokshops
- Cloning & Grafting
- Overwintering Fruit Trees & Shrubs
- Our Past Workshops
- Strawbale & Cob Construction
- Earthen Plaster Preparation & Application
- French Drain Installation
- Passive Solar Design
- We are building our dream team of specialists with skills in Sustainable Agriculture, Community Engagement, Season Extension, Greenhouse & Indoor Growing, Environmental Education, and Renewable Energy.
- If you're interested in working to improve our local food system:
- JOIN THE MFF TEAM!
We're always on the look out for talented team members
- We rely on your generous donations as we work towards bringing you access to locally produced food.
- Help increase Food Security throughout Mackinac County, Mackinaw City, St. Ignace, and on Mackinac Island.
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