Second garden walk a blooming success
Jul01

Second garden walk a blooming success

The Cooper-Young Garden Club held its 2nd annual “Cooper-Young Garden Walk” May 20th and 21st. This botanical extravaganza was the perfect vehicle to showcase our beautiful, eclectic neighborhood while inspiring gardeners with creative garden ideas. It was great seeing community pride grow, with so many neighbors sprucing up their yards and blocks. Even with Saturday’s rain, 600 visitors marveled at the 75 private gardens and 10...

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Arboretum sprouts in Cooper-Young
Jun15

Arboretum sprouts in Cooper-Young

By Judi Shellabarger May was a busy month for the Cooper-Young Garden Club. We set a record with our annual Cooper Young Garden Walk, and we added a Level 3 arboretum to the neighborhood. The Cooper-Young Arboretum project was developed to encourage community involvement within our own urban forest. We started this project in the fall of 2015 when four Cooper-Young neighbors decided to enroll in the Urban Forestry Advisors class at...

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Giveaway marks Compost Fairy expansion

Over the past year, the Compost Fairy has accepted hundreds of pounds of compostable food scraps at the weekly Cooper-Young Farmers’ Market. Now they’re excited to expand these efforts and work towards even more positive, sustainable practices throughout Cooper-Young. In celebration of this expansion, the Compost Fairy is giving away free, ready-to-use compost on Saturday, May 6th, at their CY Farmers’ Market location at First Congo....

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Letter to Cooper-Young: Garden Walk invites participation

Dear Cooper-Young Residents, The Cooper Young Garden Club would like to personally invite you and your family to participate in our 2nd annual Cooper-Young Garden Walk. Our neighborhood garden tour happens May 20th-21st. Garden tours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily with garden speakers from 3-4:30 p.m.  Get your two-day pass tickets by May 5th for $15 or $20 after May 5th. Order online at https://cygardenwalk.eventsmart.com or pick-up at CYCA...

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Former lawyer practices judicious planting as manager of midtown nursery
Apr13

Former lawyer practices judicious planting as manager of midtown nursery

By Kim Halyak This is the fourth in several interviews with Memphis landscape designers. We hope these articles inspire you to create beautiful and functional gardens that best meet your family needs. This month’s designer is John Jennings, manager at Urban Earth Garden Center located at 80 Flicker Street and owned by Greg Touliatos. Jennings was kind enough to give all our garden walk hosts gift certificates to Urban Earth. Thank...

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Spanish park grows neighborhood canopy
Mar21

Spanish park grows neighborhood canopy

By Kim Halyak The next time you stroll through the Spanish Park Memorial, stop to admire the nine newly planted trees. Judi Shellabarger, Cooper-Young’s official Arboretum Chair, and Mike Larrivee, Beautification Committee, worked tirelessly with the City of Memphis Division of Parks and Neighborhoods to get permission to add more tree canopy to our neighborhood park. Shellabarger met numerous times with the division landscaper, Keith...

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