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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Bluegrass Food Security Summit

Growing healthy Food, People and Community

March 18 & 19, 2010
 Crestwood Christian Church, 1882 Bellefonte Drive , Lexington KY 

logo   We  recognize that in Kentucky, agriculture is a critically important industry and our farmers need much greater support; that hunger is a serious problem facing many families; that access to affordable, fresh and nutritious food is a serious problem, especially affecting children; that agricultural and ecological literacy for our youth is essential to create a sustainable future; that faith congregations have significant roles to play in aligning lifestyles and consumer choices with religious values, that there are significant environmental, health and economic benefits to the State and its residents from expanding agricultural production; and that our current agricultural production practices impact and will be affected by climate change. At no time in recent history are these matters more prevalent in society than the present.

Thursday March 18 6-9pm Recognition Dinner & Town Hall Meeting
Friday March 19 8am-4:30pm  Four(4) Food System Workshops

Workshops Tracks click each track for details:

1)Food Security: Regional Approach and Food Policy Council,

2)Food Security: Youth Engagement; 

3)Food Security: School Gardens-" A Garden At Every School in Kentucky";

4 )Food Security:  Faith Community and Food

For Food Summit statement of purpose click here

For Food Summit agenda click here

To Food Summit registration click  here

Fees & Registration

The registration fee for the Friday March 19 Workshop is $45. The Thursday March 18 Recognition Dinner fee is $20.  $60 if you attend both. But no one will be turned away for lack of funds. There are scholarship opportunities to cover the registration fee. You can apply by  completing the registration page and writing in “requesting a scholarship”.

To pay registration fee click this button



Bluegrass School and Community Garden Network meeting

Saturday  March 27 10am-12 noon (meet last Saturday of each month) 

1169 Winburn Dr.  Lexington, Community Action Council (home of Winburn Community Art Garden)

Join the umbrella organization working to coordinate and promote community and school gardens in Lexington.

For more information on the Bluegrass School and Community Garden Network click here


Grow Lexington!...Community  Garden Workshop

logoWhen:           Sat. March 13  10am-2pm

Where:                 Community Action Council, 1169 Winburn Drive  ...spread the word...everyone welcome.

Cost:                      $15.00 

For more infomation click here

To register click here


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.



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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

 Grown in Detroit_

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