Transforming Louisville's vacant lots into urban gardens
Lots of Food in April 2015, preparing to plant serviceberry trees along the street after depaving & restoring former tree wells!
Lots of Food is tackling Louisville's vacant lot problem with shovels and compost. What was formerly 5 contiguous vacant lots have been transformed into a 1/3 acre market garden and orchard.
In 2014 the first trees, fruits, herbs, and vegetables got planted on this lovely fertile land in Louisville's Portland neighborhood.
Lots of Food purchased 5 contiguous vacant lots 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 was already growing at Lots of Food in 2014:
Vegetables are growing between rows of orchard trees.