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Author Archives:Ben Southworth

Jan 18, 2018 by Ben Southworth
Working with GleanKY these last two years has been a total dream – I’ve been so grateful to put my education to work right out of school, to meet the incredible people in and around the organization, and to contribute to something so vitally important in our community. Fundraising was not necessarily where I saw myself before landing this job, but I have genuinely enjoyed being challenged by this work | Continue Reading
Jan 09, 2018 by Ben Southworth
After several months of construction and getting our systems down pat, the FoodChain/GleanKY Farm-To-Kitchen program made our first delivery to Embrace Church on Monday, December 11th.  We were able to provide a Fall Vegetable Soup Base comprised of produce donated by UK South Farm (Fayette County), Henderson’s Eclectic Emporium (Fayette County), Reed Valley Orchard (Bourbon County) and Stonehedge Farm (Woodford County).  We also delivered Frozen Baked Apples from Reed Valley | Continue Reading
Jan 08, 2018 by Ben Southworth
GleanKY’s 10th and final Heirloom Seed Sale will be held on February 3, 2018 at Hunter Presbyterian Church from 9 AM to 3 PM. We’ll offer the same 51 varieties of heirloom fruit and vegetable seeds that we’ve had in years past, and will have Master Gardeners on hand to help answer your gardening questions. In addition, we’re holding workshops on composting, seed starting, heirloom seeds, and getting involved with | Continue Reading
Jan 08, 2018 by Ben Southworth
As we cross over into a new year, we’re excited for what lies ahead – excited for the things we have planned, and just as excited for the surprises we’re sure to have (like we do every year!) But starting one year means finishing another, and your support is such a big part of doing that well – thanks to all our supporters and stakeholders, we were able to raise | Continue Reading
Dec 01, 2017 by Ben Southworth
On May 12, a friend of ours tagged us on Facebook comment. Joel, a farmer in Somerset, had posted a photo of a heap of strawberries, saying how much it bothered him to compost what he didn’t sell, simply because he didn’t have a place to take them.   Strawberries can be a tough thing for us to come by while we’re gleaning, so that Monday we loaded up the van and drove to Pulaski County | Continue Reading