[Market-farming] Re: Community gardens and sidewalk bistros
ksutherland at hampshire.edu
Sun Feb 13 15:32:00 EST 2005
Sounds like a great project.
You may be interested in a similar project started more than 10 years
ago in Holyoke, MA and getting better all the time:
All best wishes,
*Karen Sutherland **
Organic Produce : Fruits, Roots, Vegetables & Herbs*
rootsfarm at marpin.dm <mailto:rootsfarm at marpin.dm>
CAVM at aol.com wrote:
> A local coffee shop (Heine Bros) and the Hispanic Women's Group in
> Louisville, KY have agreed to work together with us in developing
> neighborhood gardens and locally produced meals. We are working out
> an arrangement with the city of Louisville to obtain the right to use
> many of the vacant lots scattered around the city's older neighborhoods.
> We will remediate the lots and provide a healthy growing environment
> for the Hispanic Women's Group and other interested parties to grow
> vegetables, herbs, flowers, or just have a small park. One of our
> crew is a commercial kitchen inspector and will try to bring the old
> cafeteria kitchen in a former Catholic school up to standards for
> value added processing of some of the produce.
> We envision several commercial kitchens eventually and all producing
> locally demanded meals and menu items. The emphasis will be ethic
> meal items since the area is so cosmopolitan and this seems to offer
> the best profit potential. We expect to have to supplement the city
> production of vegetables with items from the farms in the state.
> I am warmed by the description Steve Diver gave of the Portland area.
> I have enjoyed my visits there and would very much like to see their
> community attitude brought to Louisville.
> While our role will be as facilitator and composter, we have a strong
> attachment to this project. We are gratified that a local business
> has agreed to be the core of it. What this will be is a sort of
> movable farmers' market, CSA, neighborhood uplift program. We expect
> the plantings to begin this Spring.
> Any suggestions and comments would be welcome.
> Neal Van Milligen
> Kentucky Enrichment Inc
> GO, Inc dba Growing Opportunties
> www.kentuckyenrichment.com <http://www.kentuckyenrichment.com>
> cavm at aol.com <mailto:cavm at aol.com>
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