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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Club contest honors creative containers

Love Plants? Like to garden but don’t have a lot of space? Enjoy being creative? Here’s your chance to help beautify our neighborhood for the upcoming garden walk with your creative designs. Enter the Cooper-Young Garden Club’s inaugural “Outdoor, Creative, Colorful Container Garden” Contest! This contest is open to all residents and businesses of Cooper-Young. It’s easy to participate: • Choose a container—any size, store bought,...

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GiveCamp gives big to Cooper-Young Garden Club

A huge round of applause to GiveCamp Memphis for the amazing help they provided to our Cooper-Young Garden Club, Garden Walk, and Arboretum project. Their unselfish generosity of time, talent, and hosting costs have taken our group to a whole new professional level. GiveCamp Memphis is a once-a-year charity technology marathon that seeks to help nonprofits solve problems through technology, marketing strategies, and graphic design....

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