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St. Francis Xavier Community Garden S...

St. Francis Xavier Community Garden Summer 2015
By Lisa Downs We began gathering the beginning of March planning and learning with Laura Stevens, the director of the Refugee Agricultural Partnership program through Catholic Charities.  Fifteen people aged twelve to seventy attended due to curiosity or by invitation to find out about the idea of a community garden.  Where will we do this?  [...]

Tuscan Kale Salad

Tuscan Kale Salad
Come by our market stall and buy some kale! Then, you can try this awesome NY Times recipe:  Ingredients: 1 bunch Kale, thin slice country bread (part whole-wheat or rye is nice), or 1/4 cup homemade bread crumbs (coarse), 1/2 garlic clove (thinly chopped), 1/4 cup finely grated pecorino cheese, 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, more for [...]

Meet Our Refugees!

Meet Our Refugees!
Last week, we interviewed 2 of our refugee gardeners from Somalia while we were selling at Grey Street market and Belknap market. Rowla is a mother of 8 who was relocated to the United States 12 years ago. Originally from Somalia, she lived in a refugee camp in Kenya for 12 years. She recently moved to Louisville after living in Chicago for [...]

Refugees help our communities grow

Refugees help our communities grow
  “Heroes, all of them- at least they’re my heroes, especially the immigrants, especially the refugees. Everyone makes fun of New York cabdrivers who can’t speak English: they’re heroes. To give up your country is the hardest thing a person can do: to leave the old familiar places and ship out over the edge of th [...]

CSA Sign Up!

CSA Sign Up!
We are currently taking sign ups for our vegetable subscription service! Subscribers will receive 12 weeks of fresh, organically and locally-grown produce throughout the growing season. Only $17 for a small share and $24 for a large share! There is limited space available so reserve your spot today! Contact Laura at Lstevens@archlou.org for [...]