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Plot applications are typically accepted 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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In the shadow of a Cincinnati convent,

new American lives are taking root

Editor's note:

This is an edited excerpt from The Long, Hard Road: Part 2, an Enquirer special project on  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 not only provides individuals a place to cultivate vegetables and flowers, but also gives back to the community through donations of produce.

The Garden is host to over 105 gardeners. Many are recent immigrants and refugees from Bhutan and Nepal.

Gardeners rent space for a nominal fee and work together on community plots that provide produce for donation.

Since 2009, the Garden has donated over 12,000 pounds of produce
to local non-profits and social service agencies.

Community Garden

What We Do

Letter to

the Editor:

Here's a great recipe to

impact communities

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Community gardens

helping to

feed the poor

and elderly

Body & Soul: Franciscan garden plots feed faith and community


gardens bring neighborhoods together - and provide for

those in need.