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Flower CSA – Call for ideas and input

Although the cooler weather is just settling in, we’ve already begun planning for next year’s Weekly Summer Flower CSA.  And we would really appreciate your ideas and input.  A team of graduate students from the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics has developed a survey to help us gather information. FOLLOW THIS LINK TO…

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Ribbon Cutting & Dedication: Children’s Safe Exchange and Visitation Program

Community gathered today to support the launch of the Children’s Safe Exchange and Visitation program in Lexington-Fayette County. We undertook responsibility for the program in Lexington and Georgetown, Kentucky following the closure of Sunflower Kids on March 1, 2018. In the months since, funding partnerships were forged and service referral partnerships strengthened to assure continuation of…

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Greetings from our New Development Manager

Greetings! My name is Mary Trollinger and I am the new Development Manager here at GreenHouse17. I began this new role after completing a service year with the organization as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Development and Marketing. Serving as a VISTA was one of the best things I have ever done, and I encourage anyone…

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Honoring Service with Savané Silver

As a nonprofit organization, our work is guided by our Board of Directors. These volunteers from social, financial, legal, creative, and other professional sectors give hundreds of hours of time to our mission during their three years of board service. And most of our board members renew their services for the second three-year term allowed…

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August U-Pick Day – Open Pick Canceled

Y’all. These words are powerful ones for us today. We are so sorry to announce that this Saturday’s drop-in “Open U-Pick” from 11 am – 1 pm has been canceled. Our farm and fields sustained some damage during the recent bad storms. Although we’ve been giving the flowers lots of love this week, we’re afraid…

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Our Back to School Wish List

This year, more than 100 children will attend area schools while living at our emergency shelter. Many parents and children living with us have left behind everything to establish safety. Your generous donation of these back-to-school supplies will nurture young lives. backpacks folders pencils and pens crayons, markers, and colored pencils glue sticks and bottles scissors pencil boxes…

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Call for Volunteers: CRAVE Food + Music Festival

Parking fees at this year’s CRAVE Food + Music Festival will be donated to support survivors of intimate partner abuse! Our friends at Event Parking Expert will be coordinating parking during the big event. And we’re helping them to identify some generous volunteers willing to help out during the weekend. If you are interested in…

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Hope Blooms Coloring Pages

Beautiful flowers are budding and blooming on our farm! Wandering the fields and exploring the hoop houses calms our spirits, while reminding us –  quite literally – to stop and smell the flowers. That’s why we farm. We believe nature heals, inspires reflection, and encourages relaxation. Research suggests coloring has similar benefits. So, we’ve put…

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Supervised Visitation and Exchange Services Following Closing of Sunflower Kids

Sunflower Kids, a local nonprofit  that provides supervised visitation and monitored exchange services, will cease operations on March 1, 2018.  Our agency, GreenHouse17, plans to assume delivery of these critical community services as soon as possible. “It is our goal to provide immediate and long-term safety for survivors and their children,” says Darlene Thomas, GreenHouse17 Executive Director.…

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Valentine’s Day is Our Anniversary!

This Valentine’s Day also is our 13th anniversary as a nonprofit organization. In celebration, we’ve created a few healthy relationship cards that you can share on social media to raise awareness and show some love. Share one with your best friend, share one with your romantic partner, and share one for yourself! Not sure how…

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