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Isaac’s Café Specials, January 25-29, 2016: Make a Connection with Nature

CONNECTION: (n.) A relationship in which a person, thing, or idea is linked or associated with something else. Bernheim’s mission statement is “Connecting People with Nature”.  You may wonder how having lunch at Isaac’s Café can connect you with nature, but it’s really pretty simple.  What is the one thing you think about after a […]

Net Zero Water

Portion of geological map of the Shepherdsville quadrangle, Billitt County, Kentucky, showing the formation layers expected at the drill site. Day one, hour one of my food works internship at Bernheim put me right in the thick of one of the main objectives of my time here, helping assemble documentation for certification of the Edible […]

Meet Bernheim’s Garden Dragon

Willow is a pliable, beautiful wood, making it great for sculptural pieces (like former Sited@Bernheim sculpture, Snake Hollow).  Horticulturalist, James Moody and Edible Gardener, Cole Alexander know the material very well. On July 2, they spent a drizzly afternoon pushing a pile of willow branches past their limits and into something thrilling and lovely! What […]

You’re Invited — Edible Garden Grand Opening

Edible Garden. We can’t wait for you to experience this four-acre site just across from our Visitors Center. The Edible Garden will help us connect people with nature via the country’s most popular pastime– Gardening. The ribbon cutting and grand opening is being held in conjunction with BloomFest, Bernheim’s annual celebration of spring. Garden faeries, […]

Edible Garden Update – Make Your Beds

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

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

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

  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 […]