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.