Feb 162011

Watershed talk at Loudoun House

Castlewood Neighborhood Association is glad to welcome Amanda Gumbert to our next meeting, on February 24th, 2011, 6:30 P.M.

Amanda works as an Extension Specialist for Water Quality in the Agriculture Programs Department at UK. She serves as a liaison between the UK Cooperative Extension Service and the Kentucky Division of Conservation. Her role is to maintain communications between these two agencies, and conduct outreach and education efforts related to agricultural water quality issues and nonpoint source pollution.

Amanda will explain the boundaries of our water shed and some of the things we can do to protect it. Talk is free and all are welcome–please join us at the Loudoun House (on Castlewood Drive).

Discarded opens at L.O.T. Gallery

Educators, artists and community walkers Kremena Todorava and Kurt Gohde invite the public (this means you) to join them for the opening reception to their Discarded project. The two spent a year taking photos of discarded furniture left on Lexington streets, and the people in the immediate surrounding communities. In the coming months, you will encounter some of these photos regularly in North of Center, in our Neighborhood section. (In fact, one should be on this page right now.)

The reception is Friday, February 18, 7:00-10:00 P.M., at L.O.T. Gallery, 527 East Third Street. L.O.T.’s just past the intersection of Race and Third Streets.

Seed Swap and meeting for Edible Garden Series

The Edible Garden Series will hold the first meeting of 2011 at Beaumont Presbyterian Church on Saturday 26 February from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. The gathering will be a seed swap and meet-n-greet for gardeners of all experience levels.

“This is a great networking opportunity, so even gardeners who don’t have seed to swap should plan on attending,” said John Walker, founder and coordinator of the Edible Garden Series. “We get to share ideas about this year’s garden plans and stories about last year’s garden successes and failures.” He pointed out that the seed swap may allow gardeners to try out new varieties with just a few seeds rather than an entire package. “That can be a lot less intimidating, especially for a beginning gardener,” he added.

The Edible Garden Series, now in its fourth year, meets about six times throughout the season and focuses especially on topics related to vegetable, fruit, and herb gardening. For example, the 19 March meeting will be about how to start seeds and care for seedlings until they can be planted outside. Registration is not required, and there is no cost to attend.

Beaumont Presbyterian Church is located at 1070 Lane Allen Road in Lexington. Parking and entrance to the fellowship hall are in the rear, off Athenia Drive. For more information contact John Walker at igrowfood@insightbb.com or visit http://faithfeedslex.org.

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