A B.A.N.G Project: Beautification Art and Neighborhood Growth
Once in place, the MAMMOTH GARDEN project will provide access to fresh vegetables and fruits for the immediate community. This safe and constructive space is for youth and adults of the area and allows for a space to work together in a calm and productive space, building greater relationships with each other, their community, and most importantly within themselves. By making the community garden free of charge, we open the door to more involvement and development that will have the opportunity to affect more people.
The space will be an educational learning place for people and with access to open soil gardening, a greenhouse that is already on site, and aquaponic gardening which would be added later, educational opportunities are limitless. Participants can also calmly work through problems and challenges and create sustainable resources that will improve their health and well-being.
Instead of asking for a plot fee, the MAMMOTH GARDENS plans to use the abundance of materials to sell in a farmer’s market that we will host biweekly. This will be a sustainable fundraising source that will support additional gardening needs. We will provide community volunteers to assist in the market and affordable structuring thus offering marketing skills and learning opportunities to better assist anyone willing to further their skills in a professional setting.
In addition to the sales of the GARDEN’S bounty, The MAMMOTH will provide spaces for booths to be set up and the wares of local artists and organizations will be welcome to promote their goods and services. This GARDEN MARKET will be an enjoyable, social marketplace that showcases the offerings of the California Neighborhood and will involve access to the communities beyond.
Providing a social gathering place for West Louisville and people from diverse backgrounds as a safe, positive environment, immersed in art and creativity. A peaceful place for an inclusive community with access to gardens, open spaces, trees, paths, stages, activities. International artists will facilitate artistic projects with the local community. Installations co-created with concerned citizens.