Healthy House Grand Opening
Dear friends and neighbors– the Louisville Grows’ Healthy House (1641 Portland Ave) is finally opening to the public on March 24, 2017, from 4-7pm!!! The Healthy House is an engaging, energy efficient, sustainable community space that connects local residents to health, wellness, and green education. The Healthy House will offer conference, activity, event, and classroom areas, as well as a commercial kitchen for cooking classes. Sustainability features include a green roof, car-charging station, rain garden, and eco-friendly plumbing, heating, and cooling.
The Grand Opening will host many activities for community fun and connection. The agenda includes: food, music, raffles, a community art show, games, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Local organizations and businesses will have tables offering information and resources, giving visitors a preview of the kinds of classes offered at the Healthy House (if you’re interested in a vendor table, contact us!). Community members are invited to share their insight and ideas for future events and programs. This is an event for all ages!
The event will be 4-7pm. 4-6pm will be an open house for visitors to mingle, enjoy the space, and visit your tables, 6-7pm will be a ribbon cutting ceremony, brief speeches, and some time to wrap up.
Philanthropist Christina Lee Brown and the Owsley Brown II Family Foundation funded the Healthy House, Mark Miller CEO of MK Think out of San Francisco California designed the initial structure, and AJRC Architectural refined the design to meet local specifications. Other partnerships include Zelkova Strategic Partners who provided services and project oversight; REALM Construction with donations of time, windows, painting, materials and finishing; Plumber’s Supply Company with donation of all plumbing needs; Air Pollution Control Department with donation of Electric Car Charging Station; MSD and Metro Louisville with reimbursement for Green Infrastructure; DFH with discounted heating and air conditioning systems; General Electric with donation of an eco-friendly water heater; and Bardstown Florist & Gifts with a donation of all interior plants.