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Date Event
Dec. 5, 2020 Old Louisville Tree Planting
Saturday, Dec. 5th, 9am, Meet at 3rd Avenue Baptist Church (1726 S. 3rd St.)
The Old Louisville Neighborhood Council and the UofL Sustainability Council invite volunteers to help restore the urban canopy on the northern edge of UofL's Belknap Campus. We'll be planting 31 street trees (2" dbh) with our neighbors at two different locations. The closest to UofL will be along both sides of 3rd Street between Bloom and Hill Streets (just one block north of Cardinal Blvd). Volunteers should gather outside the 3rd Avenue Baptist Church (at 3rd & Bloom St.) to be assigned to small tree-planting teams. Donuts, coffee and light breakfast items will be available prior to 9am, when work will begin. A pizza lunch will be served for all volunteers after the trees are planted. Simultaneously, volunteers will also be planting trees further north and west in the Limerick neighborhood at a variety of spots between 7th & 2nd and Breckinridge & Ormsby. If preferred, volunteers may gather at 7th & St. Catherine to be assigned into teams for that area at 9am. All are welcome. Tools will be provided, but volunteers may also bring their own shovels and gloves. Masks and physical distancing required. Questions should be directed to Herb Fink 502-552-0399. Facebook Event.
Every Sunday UofL Community CompostingUofL Community Composting Volunteer Day
Every Sunday, Noon-2pm
240 E. Bloom St. (one block north of Cardinal Blvd. between Brook & Floyd Streets - map here)

Come help us turn “trash” into treasure as we manage UofL’s volunteer-powered community composting operation. Dress to get dirty. Tools provided. Learn about worm composting and becoming a UofL EcoRep! All participants are welcome to haul home some rich UofL compost for gardening projects in your own containers/vehicle. This is a weekly service opportunity throughout the year. Contact: Brian Barnes, 502-338-1338.
Jan. 15, 2021 Maple Tapping 2019Maple Tapping Workshop!
Friday, Jan. 15th, Noon, Garden Commons (SW corner of Strickler Hall)
Join us in UofL's sustainable Garden Commons to learn about the process of tapping maple trees and making maple syrup. Our workshop leader, Dave Barker, has been tapping trees and making his own syrup in Louisville for years. He will give a brief, hands-on workshop on the process and then attendees will get to work with him as we install taps on our own maple trees around campus. Participants will have the opportunity to sign-up to volunteer to empty buckets as they fill throughout the coming weeks. Please dress warmly so we can work outside! Masks and practice physical distancing will be required in order to keep everyone safe during the pandemic. Facebook Event.
Fridays, Jan. 15 - Apr. 23, 2021 Garden Commons workdayGarden Commons Spring Workdays
Fridays, 12pm-1pm, Garden Commons (SW corner of Strickler Hall)
All are welcome at our weekly group workdays in UofL's organic Garden Commons at the southwest corner of Strickler Hall, east of the Speed Art Museum Parking Garage, and across the walkway from  the Biology Department's Korfhage Native Plant Garden! Join us to learn (by doing) how to grow hyper-local, super-delicious vegetables, herbs, and fruits! Anyone can work in the garden any time, but we'll gather together every Friday at noon throughout the spring (Jan. 15 - Apr. 23) to plant, weed, water, and harvest. No prior experience necessary. Tools & gloves provided. Face masks and physical distancing required to keep everyone safe during the pandemic. The Garden Commons is open to participation any time from students, staff, faculty, and community members. Everyone who comes is welcome to share in the harvest! Connect with us and get all the details on Facebook or Instagram.

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