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Phenology 2013

Pond Deck Support

Pond Deck Support

A new steel deck support that will eventually be decked with FSC certified wood was dropped into place today thanks to our operations team.  Start practicing your cannonballs. Fairly soon the gravel path on the left will receive a concrete walkway and steel trellis system.  When the pond fills this spring we will post another […]

Bernheim Chats with JCTC about Sustainability

JCTC Sustainability Team

On February 8th Bernheim staff met with Pamella Dunn and Maggie Peake from the Jefferson Community and Technical College system.  We look forward to working with JCTC in the future to explore where our organizations might benefit each other and the environment.

Children at Play moves forward

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Beech Watch

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Winter is a great time to look for the beech trees in the forest ecology.  Since the American beech (Fagus grandifolia) holds onto its’ leaves until the spring, you can really see how important they are in sections of the forest.  Their tan leaves and serrated leaf edges are easy to spot.

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 […]