The Food Literacy Project holds groundbreaking celebration on new teaching pavilion

The Food Literacy Project holds groundbreaking celebration on new teaching pavilion
The Food Literacy Project has worked in the Iroquois neighborhood for decades, now they will be breaking ground for a Teaching Pavilion. (Source: The Food Literacy Project Facebook)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Food Literacy Project hosted a community-wide groundbreaking celebration for a new teaching pavilion Wednesday at Iroquois Farm.

Located at the former site of the Iroquois Homes, the teaching pavilion will have an outdoor kitchen, patio with a retractable roof, learning space, restrooms and storage.

The Food Literacy Project has worked in the Iroquois neighborhood for more than a decade, partnering with businesses, schools and other organizations to promote health and wellness through Field-to-Fork experiences.

The projects’ director Carol Gundersen said the goal of the program is to transform youth and their communities through food, farming and the land. The outdoor classroom was needed to teach the community about the fuel they use to survive.

“There was a lot of demand for people in Louisville to really explore the story behind their food,” Gundersen said. “[They also want to] understand how food moves through their community.”

The food literacy project started 12 years ago at the Oxmoor Farm. During that time they have given more than 30,000 children and families the field to fork experience.

More information about the Food Literacy Project’s expansion to Iroquois can be found on their website.

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