Susan Klemond, The Catholic Spirit
April 11, 2012
In the community garden supported by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, gardeners strategically place plants where they grow best and most benefit the garden. The perfect spot for cherry tomatoes is near the sidewalk where passersby sometimes stop to help or to share a story with those tending the 500-square-foot garden on the CSJ community’s St. Paul campus.
“When people are leaning over and picking a cherry tomato off, a story comes up . . . and so these beautiful rich stories tend to flow when we’re out gardening together,” said Jennifer Tacheny, coordinator of the garden, part of the CSJ’s young adult ministry called Celeste’s Dream. “The more diversity among the gardeners as far as our experiences and our ages, the more rich those stories tend to be.”
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