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In the shadow of a Cincinnati convent,
new American lives are taking root
This is an edited excerpt from The Long, Hard Road: Part 2, an Enquirer special project on Cincinnati.com. Full segment available here.
Making use of the large green space next to St Clare Convent, Franciscan Ministries offers growing space for community gardeners.
The Garden is host to over 105 gardeners. Many are recent immigrants and refugees from Bhutan and Nepal.
The Garden not only provides individuals a place to cultivate vegetables and flowers, but also gives back to the community through donations of produce.
Since 2009, the Garden has donated over 14,250 pounds of produce locally.
Across the Ohio Valley, gardeners from around the world are coming together to grow food, exchange cultures, and broaden understanding.
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Plot applications are typically accepted beginning after the official end of the season in mid-November with plot assignments being made in late February of the following spring.
To apply for a plot or to volunteer, please contact us for more information:
Marci Peebles, Director
Garden aerial view - August, 2018
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Body & Soul: Franciscan garden plots feed faith and community
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feed the poor
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gardens bring neighborhoods together - and provide for
those in need.