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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Now Hiring: Part-time Farm Assistant

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 to heal in the fresh…

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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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Welcome, spring!

The first hints of spring are showing, and we couldn’t be more excited! We can’t wait to watch the flowers, vegetables, and herbs peek out of the dirt as they make their journey toward the sun. Survivors staying at our shelter are enjoying the activity on the farm as well. Our stipend program has gotten…

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Lunafest Giving Circles

We are gearing up for our 10th Annual Lunafest Lexington on Thursday, May 16 at the Lexington Theater. Lunafest is a traveling short film festival brought to life nationally by LUNA, the makers of the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women. Ten years ago, three local women came together with the goals of organizing this event in Lexington to support survivors of intimate partner…

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Congratulations to the Tai Chi Circle

Our friends at Heart of Kentucky United Way recently honored the Danville Tai Chi Circle with their Volunteer of the Year award. “One of my favorite sayings is never underestimate the power of a small group of people to change the world,” says Darlene Thomas, our Executive Director. “These words certainly ring true for the…

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Meet Reena – Community Engagement Specialist

Hello there! I’m Reena, the new Community Engagement Coordinator here at Greenhouse17. That means I am working in all things community – from event planning, farm promotion, corporate giving, and more! Not unfamiliar to the non-profit world, I spent the past 4 years as Education Director at a smaller, local organization, known as FoodChain, that…

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Secrets We Keep

By Carol Taylor-Shim, Former Chair/President of our Board of Directors. This is a re-post of an article originally published during our  17 Voices campaign during Domestic Violence Awareness Month in 2016. Dear Sister, I’m writing to you because I love you and know you are in pain. I know you are hurting. I know you are…

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