An architect’s drawing of the new facility. Photos courtesy of Christian Care Communities. Used with permission.
During my 12 years as state director for USDA Rural Development in Kentucky, I have had the privilege of breaking ground on many projects; from water and sewer infrastructure, to business development, to housing complexes and community-based projects. All have been notable and important projects for enhancing the quality of life and improving economic opportunities in rural Kentucky. Read more »
A new People’s Garden was planted in west/central Kentucky this past Memorial Day weekend. The garden is located on the greenhouse business property of Meredith Agriculture in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. This new People’s Garden is a project of Meredith Agriculture and Central Hardin High School FFA. The garden is managed by a CHHS graduate member, Alex Meredith, and his father Steve. Several FFA members, parents, and siblings of FFA members gathered to plant a 4,500 square foot garden of tomatoes, sweet corn, potatoes, squash, lima beans, and watermelons. The produce will be donated to several local agencies that help the needy. Read more »
In Gering, Nebraska (pop.8000 ) over the Oregon Trail Park, right next to the high school football field lies the Ever Green House. A project of Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska, the Ever Green House is a family and community development center featuring a community garden, a greenhouse, and a farmer’s market. With a mission of building community through gardening, horticultural education, community beautification and environmental stewardship, the mission encompasses many of the goals that the USDA is promoting. Read more »