Louisville Grows Urban Agriculture - Workshop II

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Presented at the second workshop of the series for the Garden Commons at the Cultural Center at the University of Louisville.

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Louisville Grows Urban Agriculture - Workshop II

  1. 1. LouisvilleGrows.org
  2. 2. Choose One
  3. 3. No Really, Choose One
  4. 4. Urban Gardens
  5. 5. Organization <ul><li>Who can help work on the garden? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Everyone. Staff, Faculty, Students, Members of the community. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Who will I contact if I want to help? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Garden Commons Interns are the lead contacts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>By bed </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>By subcommittee: Garden Crew, Marketing, Public Art & Site Design </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>How will I know when my help is needed? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website: louisville.edu/culturalcenter/garden </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listserve, email, Facebook </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Planting, Upkeep, Harvesting <ul><li>Collaborated effort of the community </li></ul><ul><li>Can't be done without your help </li></ul>
  7. 7. Distribution <ul><li>Ways in which to distribute produce: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work in = Produce out </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Sharing  (not always equitable to those who sweat for the garden's success) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What to do with surplus: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Give to professors in courses which you are at risk of failing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group canning sessions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Donate to low-income farmers markets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give directly to low-income community members through an operation such as New Roots' Fresh Stops </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How do we express rules about distribution? </li></ul><ul><li>How detailed will the rules be? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Group Decision Making <ul><li>Every vote counts! </li></ul><ul><li>If you are present, you get a vote, no questions asked. </li></ul><ul><li>Votes are funneled through the interns who are ultimately in charge of reporting those decisions back and supporting implementation </li></ul>
  9. 9. April 12 th , Let’s Plant! <ul><li>Where will the seeds/plants come from? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Natures Crossroads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bunton's Seed Company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental Education Department </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Event details: &quot;Community Engagement Showcase“ 11am to 3pm </li></ul><ul><li>What will we plant? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your choice...let's vote! </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. LouisvilleGrows.org

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