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

August FIN Meeting

The Food In Neighborhoods Community Coalition welcomes Louisville residents to its August 13 meeting at the Shawnee Library at 6PM on 3912 W Broadway. Come discuss your concerns about the Louisville food system. New voices are encouraged and welcomed to participate! Brainstorm about leaders in your organization and neighborhood and come prepared to share your thoughts. Invite friends, neighbors, and family to this open space. We hope to see you there!

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Upcoming Food In Neighborhoods Meeting

The FIN Community Coalition will be getting together for its second meeting next week on Wednesday, June 19 at the Shawnee Arts & Cultural Center at 6:00 PM. Please stop by to voice your concerns about issues affecting your area. New members are encouraged to come. If you have any questions, please email Erin Bridges.

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Power Members for Food will also be holding a meeting at this space at 5:30 PM.

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 www.nicolaasmink.com. 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 andrew.kangbartlett@pcusa.org with any questions.