There are several “tools” we use in service of our goal to help north Flint residents create opportunities to contribute and thrive.
Ruth Mott Foundation staff members may be able to provide technical assistance in their areas of expertise to north Flint residents and neighborhood organizations across a broad range of specialties.
The Ruth Mott Foundation’s horticulture team based at Applewood is committed to helping north Flint residents and organizations make their neighborhoods more livable, sustainable, and vibrant. Areas of expertise include: Plant Selection & Maintenance; Landscape Design, including Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) standards; Outdoor Vegetable Gardening; Orchard Care; Container Gardening; and Greenhouse Basics.
Historic Collections & Preservation
Ruth Mott Foundation collections staff at Applewood can provide preservation assistance to our community. Are you affiliated with an organization that has preservation needs? Have questions about your preservation project? Contact a collections staff member with your request.
Hands-On Learning & Field Trips
Applewood welcomes school groups and organizations for in-person and virtual learning experiences. Using history, civics, science, and literacy skills, students on field trips explore how they are an important part of their community and ways to get involved!