Urban agriculture job training in Louisville, Ky.

 
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Summary

We create soil from waste, use that soil to build gardens on discarded urban land and train people in green practices of urban agriculture.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Some older urban areas in West Louisville have higher than average unemployment and half the household income as compared with the Metro area. In addition, these areas have been designated "food deserts" for the lack of accessibility to fresh food and their high exposure to fast food restaurants. Training people to grow and market food in nearby urban settings develops skill in urban farming while increasing the availability of fresh produce.

How will this project solve this problem?

The project will train people to grow food, giving them skills for green jobs, creating green jobs and simultaneously bringing fresh produce to "food desert" neighborhoods.

Potential Long Term Impact

The long term effects will be to turn waste into soil, rehabilitate urban land and provide green job skills and employment to a new generation of workers.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

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Organization

Project Leader

Elisa Owen

Louisville, KY United States

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