The Potawatomi Park greenhouses east of downtown South Bend house a perfect example of the burgeoning partnership between Notre Dame and the city of South Bend.
Rev. Edward A. “Monk” Malloy, who grew up in Washington, D.C., brought an urban perspective with him to Notre Dame and an appreciation for how important the health of a city is to those people and institutions that inhabit it.
Notre Dame and South Bend have been braided by geography, history and a relationship that has at times been distant and knotty. But real change is coming as these neighbors see how badly they need each other.
You might not call it love-hate, but the relationship between Notre Dame and South Bend has always mixed wariness of each other’s faults and a pragmatic recognition of Notre Dame’s role as a major employer and all-around economic engine.