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
FR Letter with links
We welcome any amount of contributions to our on-going programs

Thanks for your donation!

We encourage you to read our

SCN Annual Report 2009

Back 2 Nature project Report

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


Join the Bluegrass garden network!

SCN For current Community Gardening events in Lexington, click any of the images below




Food Processing and Safety

The USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning and other publications.

Canning Fruits, published by Colorado State University.

National Center for Home Food Preservation, source for research-based recommendations for methods of home food preservation.

Food Preservation Tips and Tricks, published by Association of Saskatchewan Home Economists.

Cook Local, a website devoted to cooking and eating with foods found in Puget Sound.

Seasonal Cornucopia, searchable database of foods grown/caught/harvested in Puget Sound with associated recipes.

Resources for Safe Food Preservation, published by Penn State University.

Fresh Preserving, website full of recipes and how-to canning instructions published by Ball canning products.

Organic Consumers Association Food Safety Center, website providing information on food safety policy and practices.

So Easy to Preserve, published by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.

******************** 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

Thanks for your donation!

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