As in years past, Brain Barnes, a professor of sustainability at Bellarmine University, contacted me about bringing his students to the ACC garden to volunteer and learn.
Lauren Goldberg, who works with the Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program, (Check them out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KentuckyRAPP ) and I went to visit the class and introduce our programs. I suppose we did alright because the students were ready to work when they later arrived at the garden.
Students helped tear apart the old compost bins and rebuild the gardens shed.
They also moved pallets
and set them up behind the shed.
Using all recycled materials (other than deck screws generously provided by Quint Hoagland), we succeeded in building a fine new compost bin for the garden.
Next up for the Bellarmine students: building an arbor trellis to shade the new bins; moving the compost into the new bins; and rebuilding our Kids' Garden.
The Americana Community Garden would like to thank all the Bellarmine students for their hard work. Special thanks to Hannah Neumann and Quint Hoagland for staying on until the new bins were completed.
We depend on help from our volunteers to keep the garden running throughout the year. For more information on how you can help out and become a part of the community garden, contact Alex Udis, Community Garden Manager, at 502-366-7813 or firstname.lastname@example.org.