Lexington Community Garden Tour

Lexington Community Garden Tour

Photo by Tom Yates

The 4th Annual Lexington Community Garden Tour hosted by Sustainable Communities
Network (SCN) will begin at The Rock/La Roca United Methodist Church, 1015 North Limestone
on Thursday July 29, 2010 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For the first time, a bike tour is included;
all riders are invited to participate. The tour offers a chance to experience a diverse group of community gardens and meet individuals that are working to GROW Lexington through urban gardening activities.

In the words of Ginny Ramsey of The Catholic Action Center, “Urban gardening is a way to empower neighborhoods and individuals in the creation of a community hub while eating healthier and regaining a connection to our food source.”

Sumaya Rashid of Virginia Place says “I was inspired by the 2009 Garden Tour and knew I had to help lead the effort to have one at Virginia Place. Our garden plots have been a wonderful addition to the bonding of mothers and children”.

Bus transportation will be provided and others are invited to BYOB-bring your own bike. Pre-register  at: [email protected] com or call 859-312-7024.

 The tour meets at The Rock/La Roca Church, check-in and observe the gardens along North
Limestone; at 5:30 p.m. board buses and hop on bikes to begin the tour through the city looking
at five (5) community gardens: The Rock/ La Roca Garden, Fresh Solutions Hoop House, Drug Court and AVOL Gardens on Nelson Ave., Columbia Ave, Virginia Place and Beaumont Presbyterian Church. The bike tour will include stops at Kid’s Café, William Wells Brown Elementary School, Drug Court/AVOL, London Ferrell, Fresh Stop, Columbia Ave and others.

The tour concludes with a potluck dinner.

[Urban Agriculture advocate Will Allen, recently spoke at Chicago’s Fourth Presbyterian Church, talking more about the  Good Food Movement .]

You can read Miranda Hileman’s Year as a Compton Fellow in Lex, here (a recent Ace coverstory).