October Newsletter

An example of a rain garden, located at Spring House  Gardens, Nicholasville, Ky.

Rain Garden Workshop Coming to Bourbon County on Saturday

Bluegrass Greensource is hosting the last rain garden workshop for the fall on October 19th at the Bourbon County Library in Paris. The workshop is free and open to the public, thanks to the generous support of a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under §319(h) of the Clean Water Act.  If  you are interested in attending the workshop, register at: 


For more information, click here.

Image courtesy of Snohomish Health District
Image courtesy of Snohomish Health District

Septic Care

Workshop Coming Soon

Did you know that a failing septic system can require expensive repairs, pose a health risk to your family, and have negative impacts on water quality? Bluegrass Greensource is hosting a free septic system care workshop on Tuesday, November 5th from 6 – 7 PM at Maywoods Environmental and Educational Laboratory near Crab Orchard, KY.  

Click here for more information.

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Bringing Water Conservation Education to Local Businesses

For the past two months, Kentucky American Water has been partnering with Bluegrass Greensource on water conservation and quality presentations throughout Bourbon, Clark, Owen, Scott, and Woodford counties. The presentations highlighted different ways people can conserve water at work, at home and in their yard.  Did you know the average dishwasher uses 40-55 gallons of water per cycle? Did you know

Zero Waste Recycle graphicHaving a Zero-Waste Event

Just Got Easier


Are you planning an event and would like to reduce waste? Bluegrass Greensource can help! We now have a Zero Waste Guide that can help with your waste reduction plan, each step of the way, from recycling to composting.  In addition, are you looking for a fun way to volunteer to help community events reduce their waste?  Find out more...

Dupree Sign photo

Creating Educational Opportunities at Dupree Nature Reserve

It is not every day one gets to be part of a project with the potential to impact generations. In collaboration with The Nature Conservancy of Lexington, Bluegrass Greensource was invited to create educational programming for the region’s newest nature preserve. The Dupree Nature Preserve in Garrard County opened to the public on October 5, 2013 and was a project years in the making… 




Resource Library photoWanted: Teachers/Educators to Check Out our Buckets!

Greensource has a vast library of buckets available for check out through our office. Perhaps you want to teach about animals, camouflage and nocturnal vs. diurnal. Our Animal Pelts bucket would be perfect for that!  That bucket includes native animal pelts from central Kentucky. Beaver, white tailed deer, grey squirrel are just some of the pelts included in this bucket.  Click here for more details


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