Lincoln Hill Gardens in University of Dayton Magazine

Lincoln Hill Gardens in University of Dayton Magazine

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The University of Dayton recently featured the Lincoln Hill Gardens project in their Autumn 2016 Alumni Magazine. Lincoln Hill Gardens, located in Dayton’s Twin Towers neighborhood, is a result of the partnership between East End Community Services, University of Dayton, and Mission of Mary Cooperative.

The goal of the project is to reactivate a former school site as a multi-functional public space and agriculture operation that seeks to address local hunger issues.

The vision for the community garden includes hoop houses, natural play areas, native plantings, a formalized, flexible open space, outdoor education and classroom spaces, and a learning kitchen for Lincoln Hill. MKSK joined the partnership to help lead the public engagement, public space development strategy, plan vision, development of the activation approach, phasing, and fund-raising strategy for the five-acre urban agriculture operation and public space. To kick off the first phase of the community gardens implementation, dozens of volunteers including planners and designers from MKSK, gathered to install three hoop houses and plant crops throughout the course of three days. The first of the five phases will conclude after the construction of the urban agriculture facility is complete. 

Read the University of Dayton magazine here: Pages 24-32, 37 

 Community Garden Promenade

Community Garden Promenade

 Nature Playscape

Nature Playscape

 Wetland Classroom

Wetland Classroom

 Public Engagement Meeting

Public Engagement Meeting

 Lincoln Hill Gardens Volunteer Day

Lincoln Hill Gardens Volunteer Day