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District 5 gets ready to get healthier through gardening and sustainability

Tuesday June 14, 2011

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-2622

With summer underway, many people turn to gardening as a pleasurable and economic pastime. When the District 5 Advisory Committee holds its next meeting on June 20th, the subject will be gardening projects and healthy activities across District 5.

“There are many projects underway in our area which focus on not only gardening but how we can improve our environment and live a healthier lifestyle,” says Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5). “I would love for the public to come to our next meeting to learn how we can blend these ideas into a cohesive rhythm for a community.”

The next District 5 Advisory Committee meeting will be at the Yearling’s Club at 4309 W. Broadway on Monday, June 20, 2011 at 7:00pm.

Shawnee Park will host a new flower garden this year and your input is needed!

The meeting will feature Blaine Snipstal and D’Andre Dawson from the Presbyterian Hunger Program. Nathaniel Spencer will come to discuss the Shawnee Fresh Stop local food markets, Chad Rehnberg from YouthBuild will discuss the involvement of young people in projects in the West Louisville.

Other guests include Pat Williamson, who hosts the first all-open community garden through LAMP in Russell at 26th and Jefferson. Valerie Magnuson of Louisville Grows will discuss urban agriculture efforts in Shawnee and Portland. Monica Brown of the Shawnee Neighborhood Association will discuss the Shawnee Christian Healthcare Center, walking clubs, nutritional classes and the community garden on Amy Ave. Derrick Jackson of Jackson’s Catering, who sponsored cooking classes at Fresh Stop, will discuss planned healthy eating programs for kids.

“This will be an excellent meeting to connect and reconnect with passionate people in District 5,” says Hamilton. “Please come learn, enjoy, and help us work toward a healthier community together!”

For more information about the District 5 Advisory Committee meeting, contact Councilwoman Hamilton’s office at 574-1105.

Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D) 5