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Kentucky School Garden Week

Thursday October 7, 2010

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

In an effort to bring more awareness to the environmental and economic benefits of schools gardens, Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9) is encouraging everyone to get involved in Kentucky School Garden Week.

“Many of our grandparents knew the joy and sometime necessity of raising vegetables in a backyard garden,” says Ward-Pugh. “It’s important that future generations understand those benefits and the positive effects it has on our environment.”

Kentucky School Garden Week will get underway from October 10th to October 16th.

The Councilwoman has several events planned to highlight the week. At this Thursday’s Metro Council meeting, Jennifer Taylor of Chenoweth Elementary will be on hand to talk about their school garden. Joining Taylor will be David Wicks of the KYSG Network as her guests. Chenoweth Elementary is one of three schools in the district with a school garden. The other two are Field Elementary and Sacred Heart Model School.

On Sunday, Ward-Pugh will attend the Clifton Harvest Festival, held at the Billy Goat Community Garden in the 2000 block of Payne Street beside Mercy Sacred Heart Village. The Festival will highlight the harvesting of gardens and have informational booths on the subject.

“It is my hope that everyone will take some time to learn more about how our schools are involved in gardening,” says Ward-Pugh. “Having a garden at every school in the 9th District is a component of the Green Triangle Initiative.”

To learn more information about Kentucky School Garden Week go to: http://www.jefferson.k12.ky.us/Pubs/MondayMemo/images/pdfs/schoolgard2.pdf.


Sponsors:
Tina Ward-Pugh D (9)