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Why we love this work we do: BDVP

Just wanted to share a sweet testimony from a client at shelter.   She is a powerful woman who is thoughtful, well-spoken and very grounded in her faith.  This woman was able to participate in our work stipend program…

Karen, our all-star volunteer: BDVP

I wanted to take this opportunity to give a big old thank you to one amazing volunteer: Karen Lanier.  Karen has been such a wonderful gift to our farm project.  We met quite serendipitously in May…

Fair Share: Jessica (BDVP)

This blog post goes out to all you growers out there.  I was inspired to write about this after connecting with several Grow Appalachia participants at our recent event in Laurel Co.  We were discussing…

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This morning.  I was greeted by a resident of our shelter who has been participating in our work-stipend program.  This woman has been very dedicated in her work and in her attentiveness to the gardens.  She told…

The Heat is On! BDVP: Jessica

Things are certainly heating up at the Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program these days.  Projected temperatures of over 100' this week have us all wanting to run for cover... and for good reason!  It's times like this,…

Make it Take It Part 2 at BDVP: Jessica

Recently we shared in our second official make it/take it class at the Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program.  The theme around this event was "Using Fresh Herbs".  We spent most of a Friday afternoon collecting various fresh herbs from our…

Abundance at BDVP: Jessica

Well... That's really the only way to describe it, honestly!  We are currently enjoying the abundance at Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program.  We have been busy harvesting, processing, preparing, freezing, fermenting and just loving all of the…

Spring Bounty at BDVP:Jessica

This week I just thought I would post some harvest pictures.  We have been eating so many yummy things from the garden, it seemed like we should show them off!  Lately we've been harvesting salad…

First Friday with BDVP: Jessica

This past Friday, BDVP was invited to present a little bit about our project at the University of Kentucky's First Friday event.  For those of you who have not been to this monthly gathering of…