Victory Garden

It’s taken five years, but Jillian Johnson’s dream of a La Place/Mills Addition/Fightin’ville community garden finally broke ground the weekend of Sept. 26.

Originally conceived as the Creole Garden in 2010, an initiative by the nonprofit neighborhood organization TownFolk, also created by Johnson, the project fell dormant after almost two years of site visits and location scouting proved infertile. After Johnson’s tragic death in the Grand Theatre shooting in July, the pieces began to fall into place for TownFolk's rekindled garden vision, now led by President Jennifer Doucet. Read more here.


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