Catholic Charities - Common Earth Gardens
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Common Earth Gardens

WHAT IS COMMON EARTH GARDENS?

Common Earth Gardens is dedicated to the empowerment and improved quality of life of refugee families and Louisville communities through agricultural opportunities.

 

The program bolsters mental and physical health, community integration, and access to healthy food and supplemental income. Common Earth Gardens supports self-reliance by facilitating access to land, culturally-appropriate training, community education, technical assistance, and opportunities for supplemental income in Louisville, KY.

OUR GARDENS

Common Earth Gardens currently supports 11 established/up and coming gardens that service over 475 refugees:

 

  • St Anthony Garden
  • 7th Street Garden
  • Southside Garden at Antioch Church
  • Nafaqa Farm at Miller’s Lane
  • St. Ignatius Garden
  • Bethany United Garden
  • Francis Center/St. Barnabas Garden
  • Maplewood Apartments Garden
  • St. Francis Xavier Garden
  • Kenwood Way Community Garden
  • St. Francis Xavier Garden
  • New Hope International Farm at the Passionist Earth and Spirit Center

WHAT WE DO?

Common Earth Gardens’ goals are to empower refugee participants to:

 

  • Utilize their extensive agricultural skills and experience to reduce food costs.

 

  • Continue traditions from their homelands that will ease acculturation to the Louisville Metro area.

 

  • Build entrepreneurial skills and supplement family income by selling produce through local outlets.

FOLLOW US!

Keep up with Common Earth Gardens this season!

Instagram:

@CommonEarth

Facebook:

@CommonEarthGardens

Twitter:

@RAPPky