Talking Urban Agriculture & Lawn Ordinances w/ The Louisville Proactivist Report @ Injustice Square
Updated: Nov 22, 2020
The Louisville Proactivist Report
Ep. 43: Jody Dahmer from Beargrass Thunder
Jody met up with The Louisville Proactivist Report at Injustice Square. After appreciating Breonna's memorial, Jody gave a rundown about what Beargrass Thunder is all about:
local #ecosystems and #wildlife
local #neighborhoods and #communities
and everything else!
Some of the main points Jody touched on include:
Having a "lawn" is currently mandatory in Jefferson County Louisville Metro
The fact that it is illegal to grow food in your yard
How neighborhoods growing their own food could address food deserts and benefit the entire community
Breonna's Roots garden shows us how much food can be grown in such a small area
Crops harvested go straight to Change Today, Change Tomorrow to benefit #FeedTheWest
Beargrass Thunder has saved ~500 seeds so next spring they can be given out to people who want a piece of history and continue the legacy
The detrimental effect herbicide and insecticide has on ecosystems, neighborhoods, and communities as a whole
40+ crops grown at Roland St. Alley - more "food alleys"/"mini-food-forests"?
Plant identification in Breonna's Roots Garden
Seeds feed birds which are vital to the ecosystem
Seeds can easily be saved for future use
Louisville Metro land development code is currently up for review
The city's future plans for the park seem counter-intuitive
Contact your government representatives and advocate for the chance you want to see
Jody's background, and how he has been making "Awkward Maps"
One way streets and segregation in the city
Mandatory parking minimums for businesses in Louisville
Beargrass Thunder's plans for the future
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