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The Sage: Soil Wisdom from the Edible Garden

As seasons come and go, change comes for us all. When these changes come,  it’s easy to lose hope. In nature, death, the ultimate change, is all around us. It is an inescapable partner to life. However, the end of one cycle always provides the foundation for fostering new life: a fallen tree becomes habitat and […]

The Sage: Wisdom from the Edible Garden

As mother nature stretches free from winter’s cold slumber once again, the scent of distant flowers bring a smile to any face traversing nature. Bees and spring peepers venture out early, some of the first of nature’s symphony serenade the returning sun. Water flows unimpeded by the force of ice life swims through the shimmering […]

Making the Most of What You’ve Got: Isaac’s Café Specials, December 12-16

I’m a firm believer in using what you have on hand in the kitchen. As a mom on a budget, I often had to get creative and make do with what we had. The same holds true at Isaac’s Café. Because Bernheim is a private not-for-profit organization, I want to always be mindful of being […]

Meet the Plant: Daylilies

Hemerocallis, most commonly known as the daylily, is sometimes considered the perfect perennial. Hemerocallis means “Beauty for a Day”, a fitting name since the bloom of the Daylily typically lasts a day’s time. This flower, of Asian descent, was only originally found in three different colors: red, orange, and yellow. Today, however, hybridizing has allowed […]

It’s Spring Harvest Time: Isaac’s Café Specials March 21-25, 2016

Many celebrations of modern times are built on the foundation of ancient rituals, followed religiously by some cultures and given a modern flair.   At Isaac’s Café, we are celebrating the Edible Garden’s First Harvest!   Cole Alexander and I have just harvested tender Asian greens that will be the foundation for this week’s special. The perfect […]

Migratory Worms Revisit Bernheim

A clutch of red wriggler worms, descendants of worms raised in the worm farm of the Edible Garden in 2014, have returned to Bernheim to visit the land of their ancestors. Former Artists in Residence, David McClelland and Mei-ling Hom, who constructed the sound and straw art installation “Rhizolink” in the Edible Garden over the […]

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 […]