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