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May 13, 2019 by Ben Southworth
Hey farms, orchards, and gardens all over Central Kentucky! As we all gear up for another busy gleaning season, here’s a reminder about GleanKY as an outlet for your excess produce. Thanks to our produce donors in 2018, we were able to distribute over a quarter million pounds of fresh produce to 96 different feeding programs throughout the Bluegrass, feeding an estimated 30,000 Kentuckians. If you find yourself with excess | Continue Reading
Apr 09, 2019 by Ben Southworth
  Our Master Gleaner Webinar Series is all wrapped up for the year, with all six videos now available online to view. The series covers everything from GleanKY’s history and a basic volunteer training, up through how to start gleaning in your community and see it thrive. We’ll leave these videos online for the time being, with plans to update them on a yearly basis with new and more useful | Continue Reading
Just a couple weeks ago, we were called to glean produce that was used to dress the set of The Stand-In (filmed right in Versailles)! We get these sorts of calls more than you might realize – from a hospital with extra boxes of vegetables, or after an event with a lot of leftover produce.   We also love gleaning home gardens, and even pick up unclaimed CSA shares from a handful of | Continue Reading
Mar 08, 2019 by Ben Southworth
We’re off to a great start this year at GleanKY, with our volunteers and staff having already made over 150 gleaning trips in 2019. (I thought this was supposed to be our ‘slow season,’ right?!) As we gear up for another big year of work, we plan on gleaning more than any year before – meaning we need all the gleaners we can get.   Through May (or so), we’ll | Continue Reading
Nov 07, 2018 by Ben Southworth
For the second-straight year, GleanKY is fortunate to be a beneficiary of not one, but two fantastic Thanksgiving-time races! Both are well-organized, fun races, and offer a great variety of challenges to those who love to get out and run!   The Gobbler Half-Marathon, 10K, and 5K – November 18, 2018 This is our third year getting to be part of something so fun as the Gobbler – a race held | Continue Reading