Food Literacy Project

The Food Literacy Project in Louisville and KentuckyOne Health are partnering to convert over eight acres of a former housing project into the Iroquois Urban Farm, with the goal of transforming youth and their communities through food, farming, and the land. The neighborhood surrounding the farm is home to many immigrants and refugee families who face poverty, diminished food access, and health disparities, with an average life expectancy much less than in other parts of Louisville. The Food Literacy Project’s outdoor classroom and education program at Iroquois Urban Farm will allow local youth and families to discover the joy of growing, cooking, and eating real food and experience the rigor and rich rewards of farming. Iroquois Urban Farm will support a culture of wellness as vegetables are grown here are served to patients at nearby Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital.

Iroquois Urban Farm is competing for a grant for $100,000 from USA Today, and YOU can help them win the grant! Every day until May 12th, vote for this project by going to this link and clicking on “Vote”: http://act.usatoday.com/submit-an-idea/#/gallery/60469429. The project with the most votes will win the grant. Thank you for your help!