Parkland Community Garden at 28th and Dumesnil Streets (District 1)
The Safe Urban Garden Development Program includes one to two sites per year to be chosen as demonstration projects on garden design and implementation. These will be demonstration projects from which others wishing to develop community gardens can learn. The first such site is at the corner of 28th and Dumesnil Streets in the Parkland neighborhood. The project staff has developed two draft concept plans for the site which can be viewed below. The final decision was to accept Draft Concept #2 as for the garden at 28th and Dumesnil. This garden is now called the Parkland Community Garden and the first phase of construction took place on Saturday, April 13, 2013.
The first gardener orientation meeting took place on Tuesday, April 23. And planting took place immediately afterward!
Even in the winter, crops are still growing and gardeners are working!
Events at the Parkland Community Garden
Build Day 3
Gardeners and residents came out on Saturday, November 16, to help build new beds for an herb garden as well as cedar boxes for the soon-to-come fruit trees.
"You Do the Math: Healthy Minds + Healthy Bodies = Successful Students!"
Friday, August 30, 2 pm to 6 pm
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 this new school year!
As you know, community gardens help to address healthy living, food security, urban agriculture, creating safe neighborhoods and building community through volunteer service.
Volunteers from numerous groups will be building children's raised beds in the Garden on Friday.
As part of the event, several food trucks will be on hand and the Root Cellar will be there with its Root Mobile. A DJ will be playing family-friendly music and the Louisville Free Public Library will bring its bookmobile.
Please join us as we continue to create a community gathering space, build raised beds and promote local production of fresh fruits and vegetables.
We need people who will shovel mulch, build raised beds and help clean up the site.
Volunteers under the age of 18 are welcome, but must have adult supervision.
For more information, click here.
Parkland Community Garden Build Day 2!
Click here for the Parkland Community Garden Photo Album
PCG Meeting Notes