The Chattanooga chapter of TN Interfaith Power & Light will be planting trees at Pleasant Gardens Cemetery in conjunction with Tennessee Environmental Council’s 250K Tree Day on Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon.
This action makes a statement for both justice and climate change, said officials. It highlights the concern for the injustice done to Ed Johnson, the African American unjustly lynched from the Walnut Street Bridge, said officials. Mr. Johnson is buried in this African American cemetery.
The Pleasant Gardens Cemetery is at 308 Rowe Road. To reach the cemetery take Shallowford Road toward Missionary Ridge, crossing Tunnel Boulevard. After crossing Tunnel, travel up hill about 1/4 mile or so and look for second left hand turn on to Ridgeside Road. (The first will be Windmere). Turn left on Ridgeside and look for Rowe Road, approximately 1/4 mile down on the right side. Park on Ridgeside and look for fellow TIPL members or walk in. The cemetery is a short walk up Rowe Road ,up on the hill to the left.