The People’s Garden

Website: http://www.louisvillegrows.org/urban-agriculture/peoples-garden
Contact: Valerie Magnuson
Email: valerie@louisvillegrows.org
Address: 409 Northwestern Parkway, Louisville, KY. 40212
 

The People’s Garden in West Louisville’s Shawnee neighborhood is a collaboration between Louisville Grows and District 5 Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamiliton.    In July of 2011 we began planning the transformation of a 5 acre lot owned by Metro parks into a 20 member community garden, market garden, and children’s educational garden.  Two greenhouses were donated by the city of Louisville’s Life Zone project and are still under construction.  When completed, the greenhouses will be used to extend the growing season for our community gardeners and to grow plants and starts for backyard gardeners in the surrounding neighborhood.  We are currently offering hands-on educational programs for children ages 6-12 and have produced over 300 lbs of organically grown fruits and vegetables in our market garden for distribution throughout West Louisville in the Healthy in a Hurry corner stores and through the Shawnee Fresh Stop.  We are grateful to the Norton Foundation for their support.

The People’s Garden consists of a Community Garden, Market Garden and a Children’s Garden.  There are volunteer workdays on most Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10am-3pm.  Volunteers are always welcome!  Contact Valerie for more information.

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