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Hello from Manuela

Hello folx! My name is Manuela Hincapie Vidal and I am thrilled to begin my fourth AmeriCorps service term, this time as an AmeriCorps VISTA Communications Specialist here at GreenHouse17; my one-year service term is made possible by the Corporation for National and Community Service as well as the Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky.…

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Community Partner Spotlight: Maple Tree Gallery

With the hustle and bustle of city life in Lexington, it is always nice to get out and about into the smaller, more relaxed towns that we serve. And Danville is particularly close to our hearts with three staff and one boardmember having roots there.   Therefore, we are very excited to announce that our Handmade by Survivors products will be available for sale there!  One of the loveliest…

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Back to School

The early morning pitter patter of little feet down the hallways. The sleepy eyes and big yawns in the dining room. The mid-afternoon rush of screaming laughter and excited stories. Yep, school is back in session at shelter!!   Can we all just take a moment to remember what the first day of school was…

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U-Pick Day on the Farm

You and your friends are invited out to the farm for some flower-picking fun! Saturday, September 28 10 am – 1 pm 4400 Briar Hill Road in Lexington $15 bucket No tickets required. Dozens of seasonal flower varieties available. We’ll provide the buckets. Bring your clippers, if you got ‘em. Rain or shine and family-friendly.…

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Shelter Renovation – Phase III Update

Darlene Thomas, our Executive Director, takes you on a tour of the shelter renovation progress in this video. “Please know that this community — you all — are a part of this organization. GreenHouse17 wouldn’t be here doing what we’re doing without your help…” Learn more about giving, adoption, and naming opportunities to support the…

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Support Survivors on Kentucky Gives Day

We’re counting down the days to this year’s Kentucky Gives Day on May 14. Your support for survivors on Kentucky Gives Day will help fund our shelter renovation to increase beds and improve confidentiality for adults and children who are healing from abuse. Our goal is to raise $2,500 during the big day. Make a…

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Community Partner Spotlight: Centered Lexington

As Lexington’s holistic healing center, Centered has taken a holistic approach to supporting GreenHouse17. From donating 5% of sales in April to promoting our Flower CSA to selling our Handmade by Survivors products to becoming a Giving Circle for this year’s Lunafest, Centered has gone above and beyond supporting survivors of intimate partner abuse this spring!!! Just…

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Shelter Renovation: Phase II Update

This post is part of a series about the renovation of our emergency shelter. Phase II of our shelter renovation has been completed ahead of schedule. This portion of the project focused on the west wing of the facility and included construction of the new Large Support Group and Conference Room. Existing bedrooms were fitted…

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Now Hiring: Part-time Farm Assistant

This position has been filled. Do you enjoy working in nature? Maybe you love arranging fresh cut flowers? Looking for part-time summer work that creates good in our community? We are hiring for a part-time summer farm assistant. The farm situated on the 40-acre rural property surrounding our emergency shelter offers the opportunity for survivors…

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Five Reasons to Join Our Summer Flower CSA

Have you ever considered the impact of the flowers that you buy? Cut flower production is a huge global enterprise. Did you know up to 80% of cut flower sales in the United States are imported? When flowers are mass imported, it is difficult to know whether they were produced using practices that are good…

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