Regional Community-Gardening Network Launches
Congratulations to the Leadership Lehigh Valley Class of 2009 on its launch of Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley (SUN*LV). This is a regional network of gardeners, urbanists, and other committed residents seeking to foster and sustain community gardens across the Lehigh Valley’s core communities.
As the kick-off for SUN*LV, Leadership Lehigh Valley held a Community Gardening Summit last night at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem. Attendees got to hear about the varied benefits of community gardens (better access to high-quality produce, new community connections, neighborhood beautification and revitalization, learning opportunities for youth and adults, and others) and also about some of the “hows” of community gardens. We also got an overview of SUN*LV’s sleek website, which will serve as an online hub for information-sharing, networking, and collaborative action.