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Don’t miss the third annual In-Feed Heirloom Seed Sale THIS Saturday! We will be at Woodland Christian Church, on Saturday 12 March from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Descriptions of the seeds available at the 2011 heirloom seed sale are now posted: http://infeed.wordpress.com/2011-seed-descriptions/. This year’s selection features 25 new varieties, three of them locally grown and collected. Update:  The seed sale was a huge success, more than double the activity | Continue Reading
The Edible Garden Series will hold the first meeting of 2011 at Beaumont Presbyterian Church on Saturday 26 February from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. The gathering will be a seed swap and meet-n-greet for gardeners of all experience levels. “This is a great networking opportunity, so even gardeners who don’t have seed to swap should plan on attending,” said John Walker, founder and coordinator of the Edible Garden Series. “We | Continue Reading
Feb 10, 2011 by GleanKY
What an amazing and successful season we had in our first year! Between mid-June and the end of November, forty volunteers collected approximately 37,500 lbs. of fresh food from farmers’ markets, local orchards, and farmers’ fields in central Kentucky. This food was delivered to fourteen food agencies and churches that feed the poor and hungry. Faith Feeds supplied participants and raw materials for a number of community kitchen events throughout | Continue Reading
The next installment of the Edible Garden Series takes place on Tuesday 12 October. With the main growing season winding down, the focus will be on the coming winter season. Come find out what happens in the garden during winter and what kind of tasks need to be done before winter sets in! The hour-long workshop begins at 6:30 p.m. at Beaumont Presbyterian Church, 1070 Lane Allen Road in Lexington. | Continue Reading
During the month of September, Faith Feeds volunteers gathered more than 3,000 lbs of produce and delivered it to various emergency food agencies in Lexington. More than half of that came from Reed Valley Orchard, who has invited us to glean every week. The growers at the Lexington Farmers Market have continued to be the backbone of our efforts, and this past week the Bluegrass Farmers Market donated 150 lbs | Continue Reading