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University of Memphis plans to replace community garden with 120 new parking spaces

Saturday, November 19, 2016 21:41
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The Tiger Initiative for Gardens in Urban Settings.

“The university needs the green spaces that are left. If you pave over the garden there now, you don’t get that back.”

By Joshua Cannon
Memphis Flyer
Nov 10, 2016

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Somewhere Joni Mitchell is shaking her head.

University of Memphis (U of M) leaders are considering a move that would pave a community garden and, yes, put up a parking lot.

The Tiger Initiative for Gardens in Urban Settings (TIGUrS Garden), was established on the east side of the school’s campus in 2009. It provides education to school groups and free, organic produce to students, staff, and community members. But it may be paved to make way for 120 new parking spaces as the university readies construction for a new recreation center.

Word of the move emerged in a story from U of M’s student newspaper, The Daily Helmsman, last week. Since then, the proposal has sparked anger, confusion, and a petition against the move at change.org, which now has more than 1,300 signatures.

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