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Shelby Farms Park Greenline Gardens

Shelby Farms Park Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that manages the 4,500 acres of Shelby Farms Park and the 6.5 mile ShelbyFarms Greenline. Shelby Farms Park Conservancy’s mission is to give rise to a celebrated 21st century park that connects people to their environment. One of the ways that Shelby Farms Park aims to accomplish this goal is through programs that address public environmental and health education, such as the Shelby Farms Park Greenline Gardens. The Greenline Gardens is a center for learning at Shelby Farms Park and house not only multiple raised beds and a hoop house, but also the Shelby Farms Park  Outloor Learning Arbor where various park programs centered on food nutrition are hosted. This includes monthly Youth and Adult Greenline Garden workshops, 'green thumb' field trip opportunities, Junior Wildlife Master Gardener Camp (in a partnership with the TN Master Gardener Association), and the Shelby Farms Park Farm-to-Fork Fellowship. The Farm-to-Fork Fellowship (in a partnership with Shelby County Schools) introduces high school aged students to gardening and food nutrition. Fellows work 5 hours per week in the gardens while school is in session and 20 hours per week in the summer. They work to maintain the plots, hoop house, and compost pile, teaching other students at Shelby County school garden sites, and helping with Youth and Adult Greenline Garden workshops and Greenline Garden volunteer events.

Where it's at:

6489 Mullins Station
Memphis, TN 38134
United States

Garden type:

demonstration/education garden

Garden size (in square feet):

217800

Garden beneficiaries:

children and at-risk youth

Number of people reached:

500 000

What this project needs:

tools
seeds
seedlings
outdoor oven

Project leaders:

Natalie Wilson
Benjamin Townsend

About us:

KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.  

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Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA
info@kgi.org
(207) 956-0606