Sisters of Charity of Nazareth will offer ‘community garden’

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth will again this summer offer small gardening plots for people in Nelson and surrounding counties who would like to grow their own fruits and vegetables.

The Nazareth Community Garden, which began as a cooperative venture with the Nelson County Extension Office, the Master Gardeners and Nazareth Campus Service, is part of the SCN’s mission to “care for the earth,” according to a news release from the Sisters of Charity.

The initial idea, the release said, is to provide “small plots of land to those who would otherwise not have the space to grow a garden.”

The plots are ten-foot by ten-foot squares, and water will be available to help nourish plants during dry spells. This year’s community garden project will also include a shed where gardeners can store their tools without having to carry them back and forth from home.

That improvement is being made possible as a result of an Eagle Scout project sponsored by Tyler Paulley of Nelson County. The scouting project, the release said, will also improve the availablity of water to the plots.

Those interested in signing up for a plot need to submit their name and contact information to Tom Robertson, Director of Nazareth Campus Service, at 502-348-1505, or reach him by email at

Assignments will be made after May 7, and people can begin to plant after May 14. There will be a meeting at 5:30 p.m. May 14 at the site of the garden for those who intend to adopt a plot for the summer.

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