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Asbury Theological Seminary to Break Ground on Community Garden

Contact: Jo Brosius                                                                      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Telephone: 859.858.2309                                                                                   February 7, 2013




WILMORE, Ky. (January 7, 2013) – Asbury Theological Seminary will break ground on a community garden adjacent to Kalas Village, the seminary’s new family housing complex, on Monday, February 11, 2013, at 4:30 pm. Dr. Timothy Tennent, President, and Dr. Marilyn Elliott, Vice President for Community Formation, will preside over the ceremony and will be joined by the children of Kalas Village.

Asbury Seminary was awarded a two-year $18,000 grant by the Dora Tes Basileas Foundation to establish the community garden. The raised bed garden will feature 10-15 large common plots surrounded by 25 smaller individual plots that will be tended by members of the seminary community, including students, faculty and staff.

Tennent said, “The community garden is the perfect complement to the academic work of Asbury Seminary. We have envisioned it as a living laboratory for creation care and community building, and we look forward to the lessons it grows.”

The ceremony will culminate in the naming of the community garden. Asbury Seminary’s Office of Global Community Formation hosted a naming contest throughout January. The winner will be announced at the ceremony and receive a basket of gardening supplies. Refreshments will be served.

About Asbury Theological Seminary:                                                                

With multiple campuses, Asbury Theological Seminary is an interdenominational graduate school of theology committed to teaching the unchanging truth of historic Wesleyan Christianity through the most dynamic means available. Asbury Seminary offers a variety of degrees, including the master of arts, master of divinity, master of theology, doctor of ministry and doctor of philosophy in intercultural studies, biblical studies. Total current enrollment nears 1,600 students, representing 91 denominations and 44 countries. For more information, please visit



Posted on February 7, 2013

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