LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Iroquois Homes on Bicknell Avenue was so notoriously dangerous that the TV show First 48 highlighted murders that happened at the complex. But the area of south Louisville that once had a bad reputation is getting a new life.

Louisville Metro Housing brought down the complex in 2011, and Louisville's Food Literacy Project broke ground on a new outdoor classroom Wednesday.

The program teaches 3,000 children and families each year about healthy food.

“A lot of people have never had a positive experience with a vegetable,” Food Literacy Project Executive Director Carol Gundersen said. “And I think it's a unique and powerful experience to participate in planting, harvesting and cooking with fresh foods.”

The area is now called Iroquois Farm. It has green space and small gardens, and the Food Literacy Project plans to build a pavilion, outdoor kitchen, restrooms and storage.

The project is expected to be completed by the spring next year.

The Louisville Food Literacy Project is hosting a Fall Family Jam at Iroquois Farm from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. There will be seeds for children to plant, cooking demonstrations and other family activities.

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