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Edible Garden Pavilion starts as a scribble

1-11-13 EG Pavilion planning

At the moment this might not look like much more than a scribble on paper.  But we hope that one day this will be the pavilion at the Edible Garden project.  Furthermore, we hope it will be Kentucky’s first Living Building Challenge project.  It all starts with good ideas.  We thank Clive Pohl with Pohl, […]

Edible Garden Wetland: 1-14-13

1-11-13 EG Wetland

According to our KY Mesonet weather station we have had 3.55 inches of rain over the past five days.  This wetland filtering system is a part of our Edible Garden water system.  We want the water leaving the Edible Garden project to be as clean or cleaner than the water that feeds the project.  Regenerative […]

Cistern for Edible Garden arrives

Water from the Research Center roof will supply this new 2000 gallon underground cistern.  The water will be used in the raised beds for the Edible Garden Project.  One of the challenges of this Living Building Challenge project is to capture, store, use, clean and return to the environment 100% of the water needs of […]

Matt Weir explains his sculpture to staff

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Matt Weir explains a new sculpture in honor of Barry Bingham that will be created at Bernheim in 2013.

Resident Bluebird 1-4-13

1-4-13 Bluebird

Bluebirds (Sialia sialis) are resident at Bernheim during the winter.  Our population has expanded greatly as we have added nest boxes.  We will be keeping an eye out for first eggs sometime in April.

Exactly 24 Hours

P 2013 - Pecan 1-4-13

              These photos were taken exactly 24 hours apart at 8:28:15 on 1-3-13 and 1-4-14.  I was attempting to see if I could perceive a difference in the position of the sun across two days.  In the end the cloud cover seemed to make the biggest difference but I […]

Garden Sheds in Place

Donated learning sheds in Edible Garden

These sheds, soon to be used for education in the new Edible Garden, were donated by LG&E where they were once used as smoking huts. Stay tuned for how these get landscaped as part of the garden effort this coming spring. Donated building materials such as these sheds reduce the overall environmental footprint of the […]

Nature Apps for Educators

Suggested Apps from National Environmental Education Week

National Environmental Education Week provided this list of “top rated apps” suggested for educators that teach in the outdoors.  I haven’t checked any of them out but I plan on downloading the Nature Notebook app today because of my interest in phenology.  I’ll report back with my own opinion once I’ve had a chance to […]