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Mark your calendar – Give Local Louisville is September 15

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Give Local Louisville is back and better than ever. Sponsored by the Community Foundation of Louisville, Give Local Louisville is the biggest day of local giving. The 24 hour event was created to inspire people to give generously to the nonprofits that make our community a better, more vital place to live. In 2015, $3 million was raised for 362 … [Read more]

The Bugs of Bernheim: Grasshoppers

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The Orthoptera order of insects derives from the Greek words “ortho” meaning straight and “ptera” meaning wing. Grasshoppers, Locusts, Katydids, and Crickets are all included in this order. Caelifera, otherwise known as grasshopper, has at least 11,000 species within its suborder. This insect may be elusive to some as the male is heard chirping … [Read more]

The Bugs of Bernheim: Crickets (Orthoptera)

Photo credit: Herbert A. "Joe" Pase III, Texas Forest Service

Orthoptera are named because their primary wings are straight.  There are more than 27,000 different species of orthoptera that include grasshoppers, katydids, crickets and locusts. [In Greek:  Ortho = straight, and Ptera = wings] Crickets are one member of the insect order Orthoptera, but they can also be used as a sort of natural … [Read more]

RUX at CONNECT Artist Spotlight: Heather Summers & Anna Krippenstapel

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Art, Music and Fun are synonymous with CONNECT at Bernheim.  This year is no different as Billy Goat Strut Revue and kRi Majesty take to the stage.  Our recent partnership with theKentucky Rural-Urban Exhange (RUX) will bring new sounds of Kentucky to CONNECT with performances from artists highlighted in this blog series.  These artists are a … [Read more]

RUX at CONNECT Artist Spotlight: Lance Newman

Art, Music and Fun are synonymous with CONNECT at Bernheim.  This year is no different as Billy Goat Strut Revue and kRi Majesty take to the stage.  Our recent partnership with theKentucky Rural-Urban Exhange (RUX) will bring new sounds of Kentucky to CONNECT with performances from artists highlighted in this blog series.  These artists are a … [Read more]

Connecting with the Garden: Isaac’s Café Specials, August 22-26

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If art, music and fun are synonymous with CONNECT at Bernheim, then fresh, sustainable, and healthy are synonymous with Isaac's Café.  The Edible Garden is providing the palate for some incredibly fresh soups, salads and sandwiches.  It should be music to your ears to hear that we grow the bulk of our ingredients just 200 steps away in the Edible … [Read more]

The Bugs of Bernheim: Aphids

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Aphids (of the order Hemiptera) have been around for more than 280 million years. While there were few species at this time, the appearance of flowering plants caused diversity and numbers to explode, as there are now more than 4,400 known species of aphid.  Aphids are insect pests of cultivated (and non-cultivated) plants in temperate regions. … [Read more]