We are focused on promoting heirloom seed varieties, flavorful, nutritional dense fruits and vegetables, partner education and involvement in local, small scale sustainable agriculture.
What is a Rain Garden?
A rain garden is a landscaped area designed to capture and hold access rain water for a short period, allowing it to soak into the soil and recharge the groundwater. Rain gardens help slow the flow of water from a yard during and after a storm, reducing water pollution and allowing groundwater recharge.
Healthy Landscapes Rain Gardens
Low Impact Development Center Rain Garden Design Templates
Planting a Riparian Buffer uky ID-185.pdf Riparian zones - which are characterized by high levels of interactions between vegetation, soil and water - link terrestrial and aquatic environments. These areas have high biotic, structural, and functional diversity.
Rain Garden Network How To Build a Rain Garden
10 Things You Can Do to Prevent Pollution from Stormwater Runoff from Oldham County Environmental Authority
This is one of my New Year's resolutions. When purchasing commercially produced organic produce I have found myself greatly disappointed by the lack of flavor and end up throwing it out (compost pile). I have made the commitment to myself to make 2015 the year to really reduce my food waste and work on growing and preserving the bulk of our food.
COOKBOOKS AND WEB LINKS
101 Cookbooks is written by a blogger, traveler and cookbook author who loves natural foods, 101 Cookbooks offers a wealth of recipes organized by category, ingredient and season, as well as helpful lists and all with fabulous photos. Click here for a link to the 101 Cookbooks recipe journal.
Winner of the James Beard Foundation's Publication of the Year, Food52 began when two cookbook authors decided to create the first crowd-sourced cookbook in 52 weeks' time. This site brings together a community where cooks offer recipes, take on projects, debate food news and more. Click here for a link to the Food52 community.Michael Natkin is known for his cutting-edge vegtarian cooking and is one of only nine members on the "Chefs and Experts" panel of AOL's Kitchen Dailey. Click here for a link to Herbivoracious, a great resource for vegetarian recipes.
Tomato compendium You Say Tomato by Joanne Weir.
Oldham County Farms Tour Oldham County
United States Department of Agriculture Local Food Directories
Wild Ones A nonprofit organization that seeks to restore landscape diversity through the conservation and establishment of native plant communities.