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Author Archives:Rachael Dupree

Feb 24, 2017 by Rachael Dupree
If you’re eager to plant some Brandywine tomatoes after our last installment of “Life Of A Seed” and you want to know what else you can plant in your garden, look no farther than the Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean. The Kentucky Wonder is an ancient pole bean that can be traced all the way back to the mid-1800s and is stringless when harvested young. The awe-inspiring trait of this bean is | Continue Reading
Feb 22, 2017 by Rachael Dupree
  There are many ways that GleanKY obtains the produce that we glean. Sometimes we go to grocery stores that are tossing out their excess inventory. Other times we go to farmers markets, where farmers give us the produce that didn’t sell and will likely spoil before the next market day. And then there are the times we go out to the fields and orchards to glean—those times are the | Continue Reading
Feb 17, 2017 by Rachael Dupree
So you’re planning to buy seeds at GleanKY’s Heirloom Seed Sale coming up in March? That’s great! However, if you’re a new gardener, the thought of growing those tiny seeds into the vegetables that you’ll serve at the table can be intimidating.   Encased inside every single seed is everything needed for it to grow into a full-fledged plant. To think that a tomato seed the size of a small | Continue Reading
Jan 24, 2017 by Rachael Dupree
Do you want to become a gleaner? In order to accomplish GleanKY’s mission of preventing food waste and nourishing Kentuckians, we rely on the help of our dedicated volunteer base—people like you! This year, we’ll be holding nine volunteer trainings in eight different counties to help expand the reach of our work. Volunteer Training Schedule AUG. 28 at 10am – BOURBON CO. Paris-Bourbon County Public Library (701 High St., Paris) AUG. 31 | Continue Reading