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April 27, 2012

Emery’s Ice Cream Shop moving to community gardens property Monday

NEW ALBANY — The historic Emery’s Ice Cream Shop building will be moved to its new location at 707 Culbertson Ave. on Monday, where it will serve as an education center in conjunction with a planned community garden.

The building is owned by the Floyd County Historical Society, and a grant from the Efroymson Family Fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation is covering the move of the structure. Indiana Landmarks owns the Culbertson Avenue property, and is allowing a group to organize what will be called the Urban Fusion Community Garden on the site free of charge.

Once the garden is installed, people would be able to rent plots to grow their own produce. In addition, a community space would be included in the gardens that would be tended by those who rent plots.

Produce would also be grown in the community space, with the yield to be donated to local charities and nonprofits.

The Emery’s Ice Cream Shop building will serve as an education center at the gardens where people can learn about canning and other tips related to growing produce.

The structure has been located near the intersection of 13th and Main Streets, as private property owners allowed the building to be stored there until a permanent home was found for it.

Urban Fusion Community Garden will be located adjacent to the Peter Weinmann building, which is located at the corner of Eighth Street and Culbertson Avenue and is being restored by local groups including Indiana Landmarks.

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