About Patty Lee, Community Matters

Patty grew up in northern Appalachia in a coal company town in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. She is a proud first-generation alumni of Berea College, and she now lives in Cincinnati with her husband (a fellow Berea alum) and their two teenagers. At Community Matters, Patty oversees fundraising, communications, and social enterprise development of our community laundromat. Her personal interests include hiking, photography, bird-watching, cooking...and, of course, growing her own food.

Grilling Up Some Heart-y Kabobs

By |September 8th, 2022|Community Matters|

It's pretty tough to think about, but the Lower Price Hill neighborhood represents the lowest average life expectancy of any neighborhood in Cincinnati. In fact, recent data shows that our neighbors live nearly 20 years less than residents of nearby, higher-income communities. This is, in part, due to decades of environmental injustice and disinvestment

A Soul Food Feast featuring Felicia’s Homemade (and Home Grown) Greens

By |August 8th, 2022|Community Matters|

Raised beds all around the Lower Price Hill neighborhood are overflowing with crops ready for harvest! That abundance, coupled with the warm summer sun, recently brought a small group of our resident gardeners together to plan a community meal. Of course, that's not really a surprise. Community meals are synonymous with Lower Price Hill.

Fun with Our Mightiest (and Youngest) Helping Hands

By |July 8th, 2022|Community Matters|

Young people are some of the mightiest hands that visit our LPH Community Gardens. We were thrilled to spend a recent Tuesday morning in the Sassafras Garden with students participating in the summer enrichment program at our neighborhood school. The Oyler Community Learning Center serves students in grades pre-school through 12th, and the school

Playing Catch-up and Making New Friends

By |May 8th, 2022|Community Matters|

After weeks of unpredictable temperatures and precipitation, our late-April weather finally decided to be a bit more cooperative! We've spent these last few weeks playing catch-up and filling our schedule with volunteer days, workdays, and workshops. We hosted a series of small group workdays so that our neighbors could work on garden plans together,

Rain, Rain, Go Away…But, Mostly Just on Mondays

By |April 8th, 2022|Community Matters|

In March, we started recurring Monday afternoon workdays in the LPH Community Gardens. Workdays are not only open opportunities for neighbors to come together to help till, plant, weed, or otherwise tend to our collective growing spaces, but they are also days for home garden growers to share resources, ideas, and challenges. Unfortunately, Mother

Welcoming (Meteorological) Spring in Cincinnati

By |March 8th, 2022|Community Matters|

It's still a little chilly outside in Cincinnati, but at Community Matters, we are excited to know that spring is just around the corner. For us, spring symbolizes renewed energy. It offers a lot more sunshine and more chances to come together with our neighbors in Lower Price Hill. Among those unique opportunities provided


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