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Councilwoman Scott invites District 1 to a Garden party on Friday, April 25th

Thursday April 24, 2014

For Immediate Release:
Democratic Caucus
Louisville Metro Counci
lContact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622

Louisville – One year ago, the corner of 28th and Dumesnil was transformed from a vacant unused lot into a neighborhood center of activity when about 125 volunteers helped create the Parkland Community Garden.

This Friday, Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) is inviting residents of the Parkland Neighborhood to come out and celebrate that milestone as a new planting season is ready to begin and learn more about the possible expansion of community gardens into new areas of the district..

“It is amazing how the community has responded to the Community Garden,” says Scott. “In honor of this achievement, we are holding a Garden Party at the Parkland Community Garden with food, music and fun.”

In 2013, volunteers gathered during the Mayor’s Give A Day of Service to create 44 raised garden beds for the community. One year later, the beds are in use by the community and there is a waiting list. Those who come out to the party will learn more about expanding the project to two additional gardens.

“We are looking at creating a Youth garden for young people en District 1 to maintain and we are looking at a Healing garden for the survivors of domestic violence and gun violence,” says Scott. “People can learn more about those plans at the garden party on Friday.”

Six fruit trees will also be planted on Friday in the Garden. Parkland Neighborhood Improvement Association, Jefferson County Extension Service and Safe Urban Garden Program are partners with the Parkland Community Garden.

For more information about the 1st Year Birthday Celebration for the Parkland Community Garden, contact Councilwoman Scott’s office at 574-1101.

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