Joshu Primer gives this look at the community garden at Nazareth and the kitchen garden which he oversees.
The organic garden is currently serving up lettuce, onions, broccoli, radishes, and peas to the Motherhouse kitchen for Sisters to enjoy. Asparagus, collard greens, cabbage, scallions, peppers, summer squash, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, winter squash, and melons are currently growing in the two-third acre field.
The drip irrigation system is keeping the kitchen garden efficiently watered, even during the dry spouts. The PH levels of the soil are kept in balance with proper tilling and irrigation. Joshu says weeding the garden will be a priority in the coming weeks. A new feature for the gardens is that the City of Bardstown is delivering municipal leaves collected from local homes. Those are composited with kitchen scraps to use as a soil amendment.
“The community garden is looking as good as ever and the weather this year is serving the kitchen garden well with it producing many varieties of vegetables for the Sisters,” says Joshu.