United Way of Central Kentucky unveils new Education Pavilion

 United Way of Central Kentucky (UWCK) hosted a ribbon cutting event Thursday afternoon for the new Community Garden Education Pavilion at the organization’s headquarters in Elizabethtown. The pavilion is the latest addition to the organization’s Community Garden, which opened last year and is designed to create community through sustainability.

The pavilion will allow for greater space for harvesting crops, training volunteers and more. The construction of the pavilion was made possible through a generous sponsorship from the Elizabethtown Noon Rotary Club, in collaboration with Altec and Dow.

“At our Rotary Club, we have seven areas of focus and our goal is to implement initiatives that create tangible, sustainable and meaningful change within our community, and collaborating with United Way of Central Kentucky on this project has been a fantastic opportunity to fulfill that mission,” said Elizabethtown Noon Rotary Club President Kendra Scott. 

The Community Garden project supports UWCK’s three pillars: 

  • Health – The garden’s produce offers healthy food options for the neighborhood.
  • Education – Onsite learning opportunities and volunteerism allows the neighborhood to become better acquainted with gardening and food production.
  • Financial Stability – Free and low-cost food as well as gardening processes that are easy and affordable to replicate provide the neighborhood with ways to save money. 

“We are immensely grateful for the invaluable support of our exceptional community partners who have played a vital role in bringing this project to fruition,” said UWCK President Joe Fowler. “Their unwavering commitment and collaboration have not only made this initiative possible but have also allowed us to enhance its scope and create a more profound and lasting impact on our community.” 

To learn more about the Community Garden project and about volunteer opportunities available through the project, visit unitedwayck.org/community-garden-group-landing-page.