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 plan to establish trees and other perennials 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, the agency that holds foreclosed vacant property and makes it available to citizens for redevelopment.