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Bernheim Staff To Lead Kentucky Chapter of American Chestnut Foundation


Rick Caldwell, a longtime Bernheim staff member, was recently elected as the President of the Kentucky Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation (ACF). The mission of the ACF is to restore the American chestnut to our eastern forests in order to benefit our environment, our wildlife, and our society. Rick's leadership reinforces Bernheim's desire … [Read more]

The Importance of Mushrooms


Here at Bernheim Forest, we are currently compiling a list of all the Fungi or mushrooms found within the forest. Mushrooms are an important part of the ecosystem and over million species have been identified throughout the world. Mushrooms are different from other plants in that they are made up of chitin instead of the cellulose that is found in … [Read more]

Celebrate #GivingTuesday at Bernheim


What if on #GivingTuesday you could give to one of your favorite non-profit organizations and give the gift of nature to a family member or friend? That’s what you can do today if you purchase a membership to Bernheim. But holiday shopping and giving back doesn’t have to end today.  Bernheim has a number of creative gift ideas for the … [Read more]

The Seeds That We Plant: Isaac’s Café Specials, November 28-December 2


I recently read a quote by Robert Louis Stevenson, “Don’t  judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.”  As someone who is responsible for utilizing what’s growing in Bernheim’s Edible Garden, I am sometimes guilty of focusing on the harvest.  I love seeing what is available for use at Isaac’s Café and plan the specials … [Read more]

Attitude of Gratitude, Isaac’s Café Specials, November 21-25


This week, I hope you will join me in what I am calling my "attitude of gratitude".  What better time than the present to focus not on the things out of our control, but on the little pleasures that can make each day special? My sister, Tena, has this wonderful ritual of instead of counting sheep, she makes a gratitude list in her head as she is … [Read more]

Winter Hours Have Arrived at Bernheim


Though some trees are still glowing with fall color, the signs of winter are increasing every day. We have now "fallen back" to earlier sunsets and starry skies at Bernheim. With this change comes a change in our hours, including at the Visitor Center and Isaac's Café. As of November 1, the Visitor Center will be open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 4 … [Read more]