Sustainable Communities Network is a  commnity-based  non-profit organization located in Lexington, Ky that endeavors to educate, inspire, build, create and empower sustainable cities

2010 Fundraising Letter
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SCN Annual Report 2009

Back 2 Nature project Report

Sustainable Communities Network contributed articles, photographs and quotes for this book.


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Food Access

Mapping Food Insecurity and Access in Seattle and King County, prepared by King County Acting Food Policy Council.

Benchmarking Access to Food Sources and Physical Activity Facilities, prepared by Urban Form Lab, University of Washington Department of Urban Design and Planning.

Healthy Food For All: Building Equitable and Sustainable Food Systems in Detroit and Oakland, published by Policy Link Center for Health and Place.

Food Environment Atlas, provides a spatial overview of a community’s ability to access healthy food. Data compiled and published by United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service.

Sound Food Report, prepared by City of Seattle Staff and the University of Washington.

Community Food Security Assessment Toolkit, published by the United State Department of Agriculture.

Urban Agriculture and Community Food Security in the United States: Farming from the City Center To the Urban Fringe, published by Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC). To view additional Urban Agriculture Publications offered by CFSC, click here.

Delridge Healthy Corner Store Project: A Toolkit for Community Organizers and Storeowners, prepared by University of Washington Department of Urban Design and Planning and the Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association.

Farmers Market and Organic Food Finder, produced by the Local Harvest Organization.

Washington State Farmers Market Manual: Guide to Starting and Operating a Farmers Market, published by WSU Small Farms Team.

Resource Centres on Urban Agriculture and Farm Security (RUAF) maintains a comprehensive library of publications on issues pertaining to global food security and urban farming.

GATHER IT! How to Organize an Urban Fruit Harvest, a step-by-step guide to help communities start their own volunteer-based fruit harvest projects.

Hyperlocavore, a website that matches people in yard sharing arrangements and helps organizations set up yard sharing programs, among other collaborative services.

Rainier Valley Food Action Project: Increasing Access to Fresh Produce, prepared by Katherine Chen, a Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow.

Farmer’s Garden, a website where backyard gardeners can search by zip code to buy, sell, trade, or give away their extra produce.

******************** What is “sustainability”? 

The sustainability movement in Lexington, Kentucky continues to expand and includes efforts that are education, government, business, faith and community based. Integrating these initiatives has been enhanced by the creation of the Bluegrass Partnership for a Green Community which will help us move towards a more sustainable city.



ACE Weekly download articles

Gardens of Eatin

Shovel Ready

Lexington Gardens Grow

Dig It: Gardens Root

HOBY Eco-Art 2009
HOBY Eco-Art 2008

Model of the Year
Closing the Food Gap

Greening of Bryan Station High School

Growing Food & Justice conference

Community Garden Tour Report

Gardening with Class

The Great Work

The Great Turning

Farm to School

School gardens

Catherine Ferguson Academy

Catherine Ferguson "O" magazine article

Asenath Andrews

 Grown in Detroit_

DONATIONS TO Catherine Ferguson Academy click here

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Food and Sacred Earth Connections

Religion and Environment

Closing the Food Gap 2008

Profile of Food Policy Councils by State

interactive map of food policy councils

earth picClimate Change  portal information

Climate Change Books

Slow Food Newsletter