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Parkland Community Garden takes root



On Saturday, 140 volunteers gathered for a work day at the new Parkland Community Garden. The volunteers built over 40 raised garden beds, spread mulch around the garden and added compost to each bed.

The build was held in conjunction with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s Give a Day of Service Week. The project was sponsored by the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service’s Jefferson County Office, the University of Louisville Center for Environmental Policy & Management, the Network Center for Community Change and Councilwoman Attica Scott’s office.

“This was a great day. The community came together and completely transformed this vacant lot in a matter of hours,” Cooperative Extension Agriculture Agent Wayne Long said. “The great thing about a project like this is that the community will reap the benefits of this garden for years to come.”

Mayor Fischer visited the garden and thanked the volunteers for their hard work and dedication to the project. “This is going to be a showcase for the entire city,” he said.



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