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

2011 Fundraising Letter
with highlights of our work in 2010

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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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Grow Lexington!...Community  Garden Workshop

How to plant..how to grow…how to harvest…how to glean…

When:           Saturday  March 19 or April 16  9am-12noon

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

Cost:                      $20.00, includes the Lexington Community Garden Manual

How:                     Individuals and groups welcome…we encourage teams from neighborhoods.

RSVP:                    pre-registration requested  

More info call..859-312-7024                                                         

During World Wars I & II, people planted vegetable gardens to help the war effort -Victory Gardens. It was a community effort, with people working in their own backyards or joining together in communal gardens.

Who should attend:

·    people are thinking about gardens because they're concerned about the origin of their food,

·    Folks who understand gardens are a tangible way to combat hunger in their own backyards.

·    Individuals who desire to work in a communal effort and share the fruits of their labors.

·    people rent want to manage their own plots within a garden.

·    Members of the faith community who want to begin Gardens of Eatin’

·    Agencies who want to offer the therapeutic experience of gardens to clients

·    Or citizens who simply want to get their hands dirty and caress the beautiful, voluptuous Mother Earth.

·    People who have been wondering about participating in a community project but know where to start.

Topics to be covered:

Ø Update on the community garden movement.

Ø Practical know-how for planning and organizing community and backyard gardens

Ø Basics such as using seeds or transplants and deciding on heirlooms or hybrids

Ø Soil types & fertility, testing and local sources, composting

Ø Trials and tribulations of individuals who have tried to start community gardens.

Ø  Local sources for funding, volunteer support and other garden needs

To register click here

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Fresh Start Plan  Contributions(Jim Embry) 

Embry Web Articles
Embry Ace Articles
Brattleboro 100year plan

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_


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

 Climate Change  portal information

Climate Change Books

African Americans Climate Change:Unequal Burden_REPORT

African Americans Climate Change Ex Summary

Slow Food Newsletter