Tuesday August 27, 2013
For Immediate Release:
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622
Louisville – The Parkland Community Garden continues its impact on the people of the Parkland neighborhood and this Friday a special event will show students how healthy living and eating well will bring educational success.
"We continue to make progress on the Parkland Community Garden as a gathering space and as a hub for healthy living in the neighborhood,’" says Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1).
Parkland Neighborhood Improvement Association in partnership with UK Cooperative Extension Program, Network Center for Community Change, UofL Center for Environmental Policy & Management, Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness and the Mayor's Healthy Hometown Movement is hosting this event to celebrate the beginning of the new school year.
This Friday, “You Do the Math” will get underway at the Parkland Community Garden located at 28th and Dumesnil from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. The event’s theme: Healthy Bodies +Healthy Minds = Successful Students.
“I appreciate the leadership of the Garden Core Team and on Friday we will have the opportunity to lift up youth leaders in the neighborhood with the building of children's raised beds," says Scott.
Volunteers and students from the area will work to help build children’s raised beds at the Community Garden. At the same time, students will get an opportunity to sample locally grown food, have fun, listen to some great music, and check out a book from the Louisville Free Public Library’s Bookmobile.
"One of the benefits of being part of this class of Bingham Fellows of Leadership Louisville is sharing with my classmates a living, breathing, working example of creating a smart food culture in a food desert in west Louisville."
Community gardens help to address healthy living, food security, urban agriculture, creating safe neighborhoods and building community through volunteer service.
Joining Councilwoman Scott for the event are the Root Cellar with its Root Mobile, Louisville Free Public Library with its Book Mobile, Network Center for Community Change with a DJ spinning family-friendly tunes, Mayor’ Healthy Hometown program, Mama Lillian’s Kitchen (a food truck) and the UK Agriculture Extension Service.
For more information about “You Do the Math”, contact Councilwoman Scott’s office at 574-1101.
Attica Scott (D) 1