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Beyond Organics: An Introduction to Biodynamics

Join Biodynamic Association Executive Director Robert Karp and biodynamic farmer Steffen Schneider of Hawthorne Valley Farm in New York for an introduction to biodynamic farming methods.

Biodynamics is a holistic approach to farming and gardening that takes organic principles to a whole new level. As in organic agriculture, biodynamic farmers do not use synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. But biodynamics is not only about what farmers cannot do. Biodynamics is an ecological, ethical, and spiritual approach to agriculture which creates fertility and health from within the farm and produces food with extraordinary flavor, nutrition, and quality.

Come learn more at the UK Horticulture Research Farm (South Farm) onWednesday, September 17, 6:30-8:00 pm.

For more information: contact Steve Diver, Farm Superintendent, (859) 948-3614steve.diver@uky.edu.

 

Date: 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
UK Horticulture Research Farm

First Fridays at the Farm

Join the UK Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Working Group for First Friday at the UK Horticultural Research Farm. Exchange ideas and network with UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment faculty, staff, local food producers and advocates for sustainable agriculture and enduring food systems. The first event is scheduled for Friday, September 5th, with breakfast and networking from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

At 8:30 a.m., John Strang, the UK College of Agriculture Extension Fruits and Vegetables Specialist, will lead a tour of the fruit research plots at South Farm, including apples, peaches, blueberries and a few products you may not know. He promises a wealth of information for both backyard and commercial growers.

Like First Fridays on Facebook: facebook.com/UKAgFirstFriday or follow on Twitter @UKFirstFriday

Date: 
Friday, September 5, 2014 - 7:30am to 9:30am
Location: 
UK Horticultural Research Farm

UK Superfund Research Center Receives $12.2 Million Federal Grant

UK has received a $12.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to better understand and minimize negative health and environmental impacts from hazardous waste sites.

Greenhouse Bike Giveaway

Greenhouse, the new Living Learning Program put together by a partnership between the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, is opening its doors next semester. As an incentive for students to join the new community, Greenhouse has organized a giveaway of several new bikes.

Here, UK Office of Sustainability Coordinator Shane Tedder discusses the giveaway, the Greenhouse Living Learning Community, and the benefits of having a bike at UK.

This podcast was produced by David Cole.

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Greenhouse Offers Environmentally Active Student Living

Currently accepting applications, the Greenhouse Living Learning Program offers sustainable dorm living for students passionate about environmental issues.

Hungering for Fresh Food? Sign Up Now for UKAg CSA

Registration continues for the 2014 season of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s Community Supported Agriculture project.

Peer Mentors: The Heart of the Living Learning Program

Peer mentors encourage freshmen in living learning communities to get active on campus, develop effective study habits, utilize on-campus resources and communicate with professors.

Experience Appalachian Culture on Nov. 2

Kentuckians will have a chance to experience through music, crafts and cuisine the Appalachian culture that makes the region unique. The Pickin’ Time Mountain Music and Harvest Festival will offer all of those things Nov. 2 at the Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability in Jackson.

UK Faculty Named Fulbright Recipients

Sponsored by the United States Department of State, and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program, which provides funding to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching.

Education Abroad Awards Program Development and Research Grants

Education Abroad at the University of Kentucky recently awarded grants to five faculty members to develop innovative programs abroad. In addition, a graduate student was awarded a grant to support her research into education abroad experiences and possibilities for the future.

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