Garden blessed at St. John Vianney parish

By Jessica Able, Record Staff Writer

For Nadine Nijimbere, the new community garden located on the grounds of St. John Vianney Church serves as a reminder of home.

Nijimbere, a refugee who came to the U.S. in 2007 from Burundi, remembers her parents planting and tending crops.

She’ll be doing the same this season at Peace Eden Community Garden, which was blessed and dedicated during a ceremony April 8.

The garden, located at 175 E. Kenwood Way, is a joint venture between Catholic Charities’ Common Earth Garden Program, the Americana Community Center and St. John Vianney Church.

Laura Stevens, program coordinator of the Common Earth Garden Program, thanked a host of supporters at the dedi-cation — including St. John Vianney parish, Americana, the parishes of the Pax Christi Collaborative. Read more

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