New Sacred Place at Gadsden Public Library


A new sacred place is making its way to Gadsden’s Public Library. The Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama held a groundbreaking ceremony for a sensory garden. The herb garden will be a space for the community to find solace, support and relaxation.

The sacred place will also encourage teens and youth to be self-directed and motivated. Director of String Fellow Health Fund Grants Fred Smith says he is looking forward to what the future holds.

Gadsden Librarian Nicole Papa-Tudor and Assistant Librarian Ashley Handy were the two people behind the idea of the sensory garden. They believed the herb garden would give access to nature and make a positive impact on the various community and personal challenges individuals and communities face.

A total of 15 green spaces will be coming to Northeast Alabama in the form of gardens, parks, and places for reflection and meditation throughout the summer.

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