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'Homegrown Kentucky' Empowers Eastern Ky. Community

Seven UK students created a project redefining community service. The group established a small-scale farm in Owsley County, Ky., revitalizing 10 acres of land owned by the school district, which will yield 100 percent of the produce for the local schools and aims to strengthen the county's economy.

Schatzki Delivers Distinguished Lecture: 'Practices, Governance and Sustainability'

A&S Associate Dean Ted Schatzki returns from England's University of Essex, having delivered social theory lecture.

Homegrown Kentucky: Adam Meredith and Luke McAnally

Adam Meredith and Luke McAnally, two A&S majors, were part of a small group of students that went to the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in Washington, D.C. last month. The project that earned such recognition is called “Homegrown Kentucky,” a new agricultural initiative in Owsley County, Kentucky. A small-scale farm is being designed and planted next to one of the schools in Owsley County; fruits and vegetables produced in the gardens will provide local, fresh food to the school district. The gardens will be maintained by students and community members in Owsley County.

For more information about Homegrown Kentucky, please visit their website, follow them on Facebook, watch a short documentary about the project on YouTube, or email luke.mcanally@uky.edu. The faculty sponsors for this project are Ann Kingsolver and David Ditsch

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

 

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SOC 360: Environmental Sociology with John Johnson

A sociological study of the emergence of the environment as a social issue in contemporary societies. Topics may include the social, cultural and economic factors associated with the perception of environmental issues; risk perception; and the mobilization of publics around environmental issues.

Appalachian Forum on Home Food Preservation in Eastern Kentucky

Interest in home gardening and food preservation practices have increased over the last several years, especially in urban areas. Three home producers from Appalachian Kentucky - Betty Tyra Gregory, Gary Rose, and Rowena Borders. The panel will be moderated by Lisa Conley, a graduate student also debuting her short film during the beginning of the forum.

Budding Scientists Organically

 

by Robin Roenker
photos by Mark Cornelison

For associate professor Mark Watson, as exciting as creating new materials is, one end-product is even more fundamental.

“When you think about research and teaching, of all our products, the most important ones are our students,” he began.

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Going Green with Carbon Electronics

John Anthony has a list of projects that are all striving to improve the environment.
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Cleaning Up The Contaminants

 

UK researcher is working to make the Earth’s water supply safer to drink.

By Jennifer T. Allen

Most people don’t worry about their drinking water causing cancer, brittle bones or neurological diseases. Not many suspect that it could contain arsenic, mercury or lead. Even fewer know that efforts are underway on the third floor of the Chemistry-Physics building to remove these and other contaminants from water.

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