NEXUS Community Garden
The NEXUS Community Garden (Norwood-Evanston-Xavier Urban Sustainability) is a 34 plot community garden shared between the three communities. It is located just west of McGrath Health and Wellness Center and east of the Cohen lot on Xavier's campus.
NEXUS is a unique project aimed at engaging Norwood and Evanston residents alongside Xavier University students, faculty, and staff to grow food, learn about sustainable living, and build community on common ground. From mid-March through October each year, NEXUS serves as a hub of experiential learning and community engagement. Workshops and community building events are scheduled throughout the season and are open and free for gardeners and the general public. Courses frequently utilize the garden as a space for learning.
NEXUS is grateful to the following offices and organizations for their generous support: City of Cincinnati's Safe and Clean Neighborhood Fund, Women of Excellence Giving Circle, Urban Harvest, Al Neyer, Inc., Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, Evan's Landscaping, Xavier University's Physical Plant and Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice, and the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati.
Want to get involved?
If you're interested in becoming a gardener, complete and submit the following application:
Plots are filled on a first come, first serve basis for new gardeners after March 31st, 2012.
NEXUS Work Days for general site improvement and maintenance as well as harvest parties and potlucks are open to gardeners and community volunteers. The NEXUS Community Garden will "awaken" for the season on March 31st. Please come offer a hand from 9AM-12PM at the Garden.
Contact Molly Robertshaw, NEXUS Co-Chair at 745-3560 or e-mail to learn more or join the mailing list.
Looking forward to growing with you!