Community Gardens Open House! September 14

A celebration of community gardens and gardeners!

[See the FLYER and print up for others,
and the POSTER to put up at work, place of worship, and coffee shops…]

Sunday, September 14
1:00-4:00pm  Community Gardens Open for Visits ( MAP and see list below)
4:00-5:30pm Celebration Event at The People’s Garden

Participants will gather at the People’s Garden on 409 Northwestern Parkway (map) for a post-tour celebration featuring refreshments, educational displays, demonstrations and conversations on gardening and starting a community garden. And bring your biggest home-grown tomato for 15Thousand Farmers’ MondoTomato Contest.

The purpose of this event is to give folks who are growing food or interested in growing food an opportunity to see how other urban gardeners are providing food for their families and friends.
Hosted by the Food in Neighborhoods Community Coalition. Other partners include Louisville Grows, U of K County Extension Service, Metro Louisville Office of Economic Development & 15Thousand Farmers.

Participating gardens include:

Billy Goat Hill Garden, 2004 Payne Street, 40206 Clifton

Blackacre Conservancy Garden,  3200 Tucker Station Road, 40299 Grenden Fields

Briargate Community Garden, 2100 Upper Hunters Trace, 40216 Shively

East Main Street Garden, 814 East Main Street,  40206, Butchertown

Emerson Garden, 1100 Sylvia Street, 40217 Merriwether

Farnsley Moreman Garden,  7400 Moorman Road, 40272 Valley Station

Goodness Garden, 1229 South Seventh Street,  40202, Old Louisville

Old Louisville Community Garden,   1221 Brook Street, 40203, Old Louisville

Parkland Garden, 28th & Dumesnil, 40211 Parkland

The People’s Garden,  409 Northwestern Parkway, 40212 Shawnee

Seventh Street Garden,  3221 7th Street Road, 40216 South End

Shawnee Garden of Principles, 303 Amy Avenue, 40212 Shawnee

Soul Food Documentary showing on March 25th at 7pm


Check out this article from the Courier Journal! “Ali Center, U of L plan free showing March 25 of soul food documentary.”

The Muhammad Ali Center is partnering with several community organizations to show the film “Soul Food Junkies” on Monday, March 25, at 7 p.m. in the center’s auditorium.

The University of Louisville is showing the film earlier in the day.

The film is free and open to the public and is part of an evening-long event during which representatives of several partnering groups will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on food equity.

In the movie, filmmaker Byron Hurt sets out on a historical and culinary journey to learn more about the soul food tradition and its relevance to black cultural identity. Hurt discovers that the relationship between African Americans and soul food can be culturally-based, deep-rooted, complex, and often deadly. The film features candid interviews with soul food cooks, historians, and scholars, as well as with doctors, family members, and everyday people.

Partnering in the event are the Network Center for Community Change, Slow Food Bluegrass, Sustainable Communities Network of Lexington, the University of Louisville, Fresh Stop New Roots and Inspired Schooling Solutions.

The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with food exhibitions and free samples of soul food. The movie will follow at 7 p.m., with the panel discussion from 8 to 9 p.m.

The University of Louisville will also show “Soul Food Junkies” at 2 p.m. on March 25 in the Chao Auditorium in Ekstrom Library. It is free and open to the public. The film will be followed by a question-and-answer session and a reception with soul food samples.

Food in Neighborhoods meeting on Monday!

Our community coalition, FIN, will meet Monday, February 4, at 5:30pm at the Main Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library in the Mezzanine Board Room. The February meeting will highlight a similar coalition and their efforts to address hunger and barriers to healthy eating. We will have a guest speaker in attendance:

Nic Mink helps build the capacity of sustainable food systems in Indianapolis. He received his B.A. and PhD from the University of Wisconsin and his M.A. at the University of Montana. Before coming to Butler, he taught at the University of Wisconsin, Northwestern University, and Knox College. In his spare time, he likes to cook, canoe, and drive across the Midwest delivering salmon. Find out more about Nic at Nic is also involved with the Indy Hunger Network, a coalition of representatives from leading anti-hunger organizations, both public and private, in Indianapolis. It is a volunteer-led organization. The food system that feeds the hungry is large and complex. The Indy Hunger Network believes that by working together to make the system more efficient and effective, hunger can be dramatically reduced.

The Indy Hunger Network:

  • Fosters collaboration and build on the strengths and capabilities of the many existing food-providing community organizations, encouraging public support of them
  • Identifies key opportunities to make the food system work better for hungry people
  • Establishes projects to make improvements
  • Serves as advocates where needed and appropriate
  • Monitors health of overall food system
  • Creates awareness for hunger assistance

Hope to see you all on Monday!  E-mail Andrew at with any questions.

Special Thanksgiving Shawnee Fresh Stop and Potluck!

Please join New Roots and the Shawnee Neighborhood Fresh Stop as we celebrate our second successful season of connecting families in West Louisville with farm-fresh food.  We will begin the evening with a Thanksgiving Fresh Stop from 4:30-6pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church on the corner of 37th and Riverpark.  Then we will move into a potluck dinner celebration from 6-8pm, with special guests: YOU and OUR FARMERS!  Please bring a dish and join us as we plan the 2013 season.

This is your last chance to order produce shares for the 2012 season! Shawnee Fresh Stop will be accepting share requests until Monday evening, November 12, for a special Thanksgiving Fresh Stop share, which will include fresh herbs, butternut squash, greens, etc.

To order a share, contact New Roots at or Portia at the Shawnee Arts and Cultural Center at (502) 775-5268 or  You may also order online here:

Thanks for all of your support for the Shawnee Fresh Stop this season!  We look forward to seeing you back next year!

Breaking New Grounds compost sale Saturday Nov 10

Breaking New Grounds Compost sale
Saturday November 10, 9:30am –12 noon
@ 22nd & Woodland

BYO truck, barrel, or other container *

Bulk compost $15/barrel & $25/scoop

Sifted compost $25/barrel
Worm compost  $2/lb for more than 10 lbs., $1.25/ lb for more than 100 lbs.
Prices do not include sales tax.


Locally made from Heine Brothers coffee grounds, Brown-Forman spent grain, etc.
Call Operations Manager Amanda Fuller @ 356-2216 for more information.

* Delivery available for a fee. Call ahead to make arrangements.