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The EcoScape Program

BSC Ecoscape

Established in 1996 on the campus of Birmingham-Southern College, this program has expanded to the surrounding communities and utilizes local art work to illustrate organic gardening practices, offer outdoor classrooms, and offer urban neighborhoods a pocket of green space for rest and recreation. These oases vary according to community needs and demonstrate how vacant properties can be transformed into anchors for revitalization.

The program has been recognized nationally: the Woodlawn EcoScape received the 2004 Urban Garden Award from Keep Birmingham Beautiful and the Arlington-West End EcoScape was voted one of the best small-scale community revitalization projects of 2005 by the national nonprofit group Neighborhoods USA.

All EcoScapes are open to the public, although some have limited hours. Hugh Kaul EcoScape, North Birmingham EcoScape, and Sims EcoScape are open daily during daylight hours.  For Turkey Creek Nature Preserve hours, please click here. For more information or to plan a visit, click on one of the links below.

Arlington-West End EcoScape
West End-Cotton Avenue and 9th Street SW

Brown Spring EcoScape
73rd Street and Oporto Avenue, approximately two blocks from Oporto Madrid

College Hills EcoScape
700 8th Avenue West, just off Arkadelphia Road behind the McCoy Center for Community Services

Hugh Kaul EcoScape
BSC campus

North Birmingham Ecoscape
2619 30th Avenue North, Birmingham, adjacent to Wells Fargo

Princeton BMC Healing Garden
10th Street SW and Tuscaloosa Avenue, across the street from Princeton Towers

Princeton BMC Sound Garden
entrance to professional buildings at Princeton BMC 6

Riley-Travellick EcoScape
3550 Park Avenue SW, Birmingham

Samuelson EcoScape
601 West Boulevard, Birmingham 35206

Seven Springs EcoScape
2000 Cleburn Avenue SW, adjacent to Faith Apostolic Church

Sims EcoScape
908 Highland Road, Homewood

Tarrant EcoScape
1113 Ford Avenue, Tarrant