Flagstaff Foodlink cultivates and celebrates local, healthy, equitable, and resilient food systems in our community.
Flagstaff Foodlink offers strong educational, organizational and fundraising tools to the exciting, emergent local food movement in the greater Flagstaff community. Flagstaff Foodlink believes there are abundant opportunities to connect farmers, ranchers, restaurateurs, food distributors and sellers, the general public, community organizations, and the governments of the City of Flagstaff and Coconino County into a food network to encourage local economic self-sufficiency, community and individual health, greater food security, and energy-conserving agricultural practices. Flagstaff Foodlink offers an organizational body through which to catalyze profound change in the way we produce, consume, and value local foods here in Flagstaff.
Flagstaff Community Greenhouse Project
Recently, we lost our beloved friend and colleague, Helen Sisk
. She was the Head Grower for the Garden Starts CSA for the 2013 & 2014 seasons and consultant for the 2015 season (a TerraBirds
program). She not only loved working with soil, plants, and volunteers at the Garden Starts CSA, she also dreamed of starting a Community Greenhouse in Flagstaff. She envisioned a place where seniors could come together with our diverse community to grow food and have meaningful experiences. She saw this place as providing both educational and therapeutic horticulture opportunities for the Flagstaff community. Helen also wanted to provide the Garden Starts CSA project a home indefinitely. With the permission of Helen’s family, Flagstaff Foodlink has set up a bequest for a Flagstaff Community Greenhouse in honor of Helen and her vision for the community. Funds will go towards the planning and building of this project. It will be a project that may take more than a few years to develop, but will be done with much thoughtfulness, diligence, and in collaboration with those in the community who share Helen’s vision. To donate, please send checks to: Flagstaff Foodlink, P.O. Box 23813 Flagstaff, Arizona 86002. We will be setting up an online fundraiser as well, please stay tuned.