Transforming Louisville's vacant lots into urban gardens
We are tackling Louisville's vacant lot problem with shovels and compost. Where others see overgrown lots we see fertile soil, and we say, "Farm It!"
In 2013 we began with a vacant lot in Phoenix Hill neighborhood. In 2014 we are establishing trees, fruits, herbs, and vegetables on land that we own in the Portland neighborhood- and turn land that's been vacant for 20 years into a diverse thriving urban market garden and orchard.
We purchased property from Louisville's Land Bank, Authority the agency that holds foreclosed vacant property and makes it available to citizens for redevelopment. Find the link on our You Can Do It page
Here's a slideshow of what's growing at Lots of Food in June 2014:
Vegetables are growing between our rows of orchard trees.