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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
Nov 02, 2017 by Ben Southworth
One in six Kentuckians live in some level of food insecurity – worrying at times where their next meal will come from.GleanKY works every day to gather excess fresh fruits and vegetables for distribution to over seventy local feeding programs in Central Kentucky, contributing to improved diets, nutrition, and quality of life of an estimated 50,000 Kentuckians over the course of a year.   During the holidays – a time | Continue Reading
Nov 01, 2017 by Ben Southworth
  GleanKY is fortunate to be the beneficiary of not one but TWO big races this November! We’re excited to receive support for a second year on November 18, 2017 from The Gobbler Half Marathon, 10-Miler, and 10K as organized by our talented friends at RaceRise. We’re also grateful to be one of the charities chosen for support through the 34th Annual Thoroughbred Classic on Thanksgiving morning.   There are | Continue Reading
Sep 27, 2017 by Ben Southworth
  We’re so proud to announce that GleanKY co-founder and Board President, Erica Horn, is the winner of the Kentucky Nonprofit Network’s 2017 Board Leadership Award! From KNN’s press release:    ‘Erica Horn, board chair of GleanKY in Lexington will receive the 2017 Outstanding Board Leadership Award. The award highlights the work of a board leader who is strategic-thinking and works cooperatively to further the mission of an organization and | Continue Reading
  Join us Sunday, August 20 from 4-8 PM for Bluegrass Tomato Fest 2017!   This event is a celebration of home gardening, hosted by our friends Kathy Sink and Cindy Nabar (‘the tomato ladies’) at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection (3220 Lexington Rd, Nicholasville, Kentucky 40356). Enjoy live music by The Local Honeys and The Sharecroppers, great food and drink from Napa Prime, rub elbows with Bill Best, taste the | Continue Reading