Clients of our Job Development program complete a shed
Arbor Day Tree Planting!
In celebration of Arbor Day, on April 27th the staff of Catherine Kasper Place and our Fresh Food Initiatve clients were joined by nearly two dozen community members at the Slataper Street farm for an educational tree planting event.
The Hoosier ReLeaf team brought us peach and nectarine trees, each in bloom and expected to produce fruit this season. As the team educated our clients, volunteers and the public, our staff here at CKP gave tours of the garden to many people of Fort Wayne who were stopping by to show their support and check out our new location. All of our visitors were encouraged to take home a few packets of seeds from our give away basket for their own gardens.
We here at CKP feel so lucky to be part of such an amazing community that includes gardeners, farmers, and citizens, all of whom appreciate the benefits of urban farming. It was a joyous morning spent at the farm, under a gorgeous sky, with friends who share the belief that planting trees and flowers and vegetables is not only creating a better world now, but ensuring those who follow us can sit in the shade of trees and provide food for themselves in healthy soil.
Thank you again to the team at Hoosier ReLeaf, the folks at Redemption House and all of the community members who came out to celebrate Arbor Day 2013 with Catherine Kasper Place!
About Hoosier ReLeaf
Founded in 1991, Hoosier ReLeaf is a nonprofit education and action organization aimed at engaging citizens across the state of Indiana in collaborative efforts to preserve the environment and to reforest local communities through tree-planting projects and environmental education programs. Coming soon will be their facebook page and website - Hoosierreleaf.com.
The Job Development Program of Catherine Kasper Place Assists with a New Hire
Wells Fargo has added another Burmese banker to their staff! Read the article here- courtesy of The News-Sentinel.
Garden Work Day!
Ready to get your garden groove on? Spring is in the air, so If you're looking for a way to give back or if you just want some quality time outdoors then we have the perfect opportunity for you! March 23rd is the IPFW Big Event where students take part in acts of service throughout their community. We are so thankful to be one of their sites for service which will help us get our garden ready for our clients. Located on the SE side of Fort Wayne at 2305 Slataper Street is our beautiful piece of land and it is in need of preparation for some serious vegetable production! Please come out and join us on Saturday, March 23rd at 9:00AM to help Catherine Kasper Place get the garden ready for the growing season! We will be working on our hoop house, tidying up the land, peg-boarding our shed, preparing our 36 raised beds and many other fun tasks to get everyone into the gardening spirit. We can use all of the help we can get to prepare for spring so come on out and get involved with a beautiful urban garden in your city!
For more details please call Abigail Kopen, Community Development Assistant at (260) 456-8969 Ext. 324 or email Abigail at
Catherine Kasper Place, a ministry sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, provides programs, services and opportunities that advance the integration of immigrants, refugees and political asylees into the community of northeast Indiana. Additionally, we strive to participate in strategic alliances that strengthen the network of information and resources available for the population served.