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Growing Good Kids at Junior Master Gardener Camp

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In their last weeks of summer break, fifteen young gardeners joined us at The Arboretum for Junior Master Gardener camp, an annual camp organized by The Arboretum in partnership with Bluegrass Greensource educators. Our educator, Kara, and EELCorps members Cassie (Bluegrass Greensource) and Hannah (The Arboretum) became camp counselors for the week, working with campers […]

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Breaking Ground in the Community Garden

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As our Urban areas in Central Kentucky grow, it is important to consider leaving green space for our communities to connect with nature, dig in the dirt, and explore the marvels of cultivating our own food. As many of us rush through our days, busy with work, school, and other appointments, we often forget to […]

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Teachers’ Academy Back and Better Than Ever

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This past July, we wrapped up our second Teachers’ Environmental Academy for educators working in Fayette County. Funded by the City of Lexington, this program aims to equip teachers with knowledge about the systems working behind the scenes in our city that they can bring back into their classrooms. From visiting an active landfill to […]

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Welcome back to school!

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Another school year has begun!  This is an exciting time for our education staff as we meet with schools and schedule programs for the year.  We continue to offer a variety of programs for our twenty county service region. Environmental education is available to these counties:  Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Estill, Garrard, Harrison, Jessamine, Fayette, […]