The Shippingport Memorial Garden was Louisville Grows’ second garden, located in the Portland neighborhood. The garden moved to a new location in 2017 at 2932 Portland Avenue!
The Shippingport Memorial Garden was established in 2013, and the site housed a 15-member community garden, a ‘weed-less’ gardening demonstration plot, a market garden, and a fruit orchard. Additionally, Shippingport Memorial Garden was the home of Bernheim Arboretum and Research Center’s first “Children at Play” natural play area in the state. Volunteers also built and painted a compost bin to give garden members access to natural fertilizer. In 2017, former gardeners and new neighbors will use the community ownership model to establish another Portland Neighborhood garden in a new location.