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JP

24 neighbors want community gardens on every abandoned lot in Memphis.

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Does anyone know who to contact to get a list of Memphis' legally abandoned/unclaimed land? Maybe someone in the property tax department?

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John Paul Shaffer
Chloe Evans O'Hearn
Gavin Anderson
kristinirene
Scott Banbury
cwhat901
Adam "The Smart Mule" Guerrero
Paddaricko
Cassie Price
Alan Joseph Williams
Matthew Hall
Uptown
Becky
Genie
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Jim McLellan
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National Gardening Association
National Gardening Association proposed this fundraiser for MemFix.
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Only 9 days left! Help the North Memphis Farmers Collective expand its operation through the purchase of a tractor, heavy equipment, and farming tools.

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Posted Jul 29, 2015
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Gavin Anderson

More here on Neighborland: handbook.neighborland.com/memp...

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Memphis “SmartMules” win award from the National Garden Association.

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Memphis, hundreds of people crowded Cleveland Street for the first time in anybody's memory. They we're there for MemFI

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Posted Nov 20, 2012
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Gavin Anderson

Here's information on The Smart Mules, since I don't see them anywhere else in this conversation, in case anyone else is interested.

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Memphis “Smart Mules” Win Award from the National Garden Association | Food and Farming

Winners of the National Garden Association award, The Smart Mules themselves! Organizer Adam Guerrero with Jovantae Thomas, Shaquille Thomas, Jarvis Howard, Cortez Washington and Rodrick Daniels.
‘Harvest’ blight from the abandoned lots to...

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Posted Nov 20, 2012
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JP

Hi Gavin. The Smart Mules rocked the house on that one. :D Anyone want to start a matching fund for the next one? People seem to get excited about competitions. :)

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Posted Nov 20, 2012
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Gavin Anderson

Does anyone know who the grant recipient was, or which of these ideas won. I've done a quick google, but can't seem to turn up any info. I was just curious.

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Posted Nov 20, 2012
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JP

Yes, yes and yes. Any and all of the above ideas... I'm game. When/how shall we get together and get started?

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Posted Nov 3, 2012
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Chloe Evans O'Hearn

Check out the Secret Sculpture Garden on Forrest Ave. It's an abandoned lot purchased from the land bank and turned into a children's art garden: www.ssgmemphis.com

I'd imagine Thomasin would be very supportive of anyone who wanted to create another children's garden space. I'd love to see something like this downtown or on Vance Ave.

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Posted Nov 2, 2012
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Gavin Anderson

I don't see any reason why different gardens couldn't each have their own theme. I think this would be a great idea for one of them.

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Posted Nov 2, 2012
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Jimmy

What about a childrens garden designed in a collaboration with a group of kids, artists, lanscape architects, and members of the neighborhood?! It could feature recycled materials, native plants, scuplture, slides, and heirloom edibles. I am totally game if anyone is interested.

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Posted Nov 2, 2012
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Alan Joseph Williams

Hey everybody! It's November 1st (time flies), and the period for sharing ideas and demonstrating support has now closed. Thank you for sharing your idea with the community.

The National Garden Association will announce the grant recipient at Memfix: Cleveland Street, a community event on Saturday, November 10th. Come out to Crosstown for a day of civic minded fun, and learn how you can support the winning project.

www.facebook.com/MemFixCleveland

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Posted Nov 1, 2012
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