The South Points Food Forest is located on Iroquois Farm in South Louisville, and was established in collaboration with Passport Health.
This public orchard is located at 1400 Bicknell Ave in the Hazelwood Neighborhood, and shares land with the Hope Farm CSA, Hope Community Garden, South Points Community Garden, KentuckyOne Farm, and the Food Literacy Project. The orchard was established in collaboration with Passport Health, a local nonprofit community-based health plan administering Kentucky Medicaid benefits.
The South Points Food Forest was planted in March 2017 with the help of gardeners, Louisville Grows volunteers, and Passport Health staff. The food forest contains dwarf fruit trees (apple, pear, peach, apricot, nectarine, and plum), thornless berry bushes, pollinator friendly plants, and clover cover crop. Complete with educational signage detailing the type of tree and when to harvest, Louisville Grows estimates an average of 2 bushels of fruit per tree and shrub for a total of 200 bushels or 8,000 pounds of free fruit per year going into the hands and mouths of community members.