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Edible Garden Update – Make Your Beds

Edible Garden raised beds being built - 5-13-13

On May 13th last year we were still in the process of building the raised beds for the Edible Garden. We didn’t get crops planted last year until June and July. We are in better shape this year. Especially after our horticulture volunteers spent most of this morning topping off the beds with new soil. […]

3-11-14 Edible Garden Update – Solar-Safety-Seeds

3-11-14 Seedlings for the Edible Garden in our greenhouses

This winter has made work in the Edible Garden a bit difficult. But things are rolling fast now. This is a sample of what is going on in the garden right now. 1) An additional glass box was added to create a 12′x24′ space that will soon be covered with a 5000kWh solar panel system […]

Edible Garden Progress

Renee, Masha and Eric plant the first bed

As summer finally heats up, so is the Edible Garden! It’s been a productive time at Bernheim’s Living Building Challenge construction site.  Though the site is still under construction, in the past two weeks, Bernheim volunteers, interns and members of Bernheim’s horticultural staff planted the first assortment of edible plants in raised beds of the […]

Edible Garden – A Soil Story: The Beginning

An ice storm on Feb 3 2009 hit Bernheim.

  The Edible Garden project requires soil.  Lots of soil. It’s a garden after all.  And since it is being located on a patch of land that has been highly impacted over the past 50 years, it needs good healthy soil.  The options turn out to be,  a) buy the soil, or b) make the […]

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 […]

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 […]