For over five years, youth have cultivated fresh food, with support from neighbors like you, at Iroquois Urban Farm – located at 1400 Bicknell Avenue. In the fall of 2021, the Louisville Metro Housing Authority, the owners of the land at this site, informed us of their intent to develop the property into mixed-income housing, beginning in early 2022. This means 2021 was the last growing season for the Food Literacy Project at Iroquois Urban Farm.
We have been grateful for the opportunity to care for this land and work alongside our neighbors towards a healthy and equitable community where people and places thrive. During our time at Iroquois Urban Farm, we employed 34 young people who, since the onset of the pandemic, have grown 48 varieties of vegetables, and shared over 4,000 pounds of fresh produce with approximately 5,194 neighbors.
In 2022, the Food Literacy Project is growing forward at the People’s Garden, located at 536 N 44th St, Louisville, Kentucky 40212, in partnership with Ag in the City and Metro Parks, while continuing our search for a forever home for the Food Literacy Project. Our surroundings will be new, yet our efforts will still be guided by the same core values, and by the wisdom and experience of our partners and stakeholders, especially the youth at the center of our work.
We will share additional information about our planning process and vision for the future via our email list and our social media.
In the meantime, you have our gratitude for your ongoing support, and we invite you to continue investing in this work.
The Food Literacy Project Team