ens

'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.

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.

 

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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.

Tags:

Going Green with Carbon Electronics

John Anthony has a list of projects that are all striving to improve the environment.
Tags:

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.

Tags:

UK Biologist Receives Grant from National Science Foundation to Fund Student Research

Research Experience for Undergraduates in Ky forests.

Shifting to an Alternative Vision

English professor and writer-in-residence Erik Reece has expressed his views on the coal industry and energy policy in Kentucky in such works as his 2006 book “Lost Mountain.” He also believes the University of Kentucky has an opportunity to effect positive change and become a more energy-responsible institution.

UK Sociologist awarded by Rural Sociological Society

Shannon Bell and Richard York co-author best article of 2010 in Rural Sociology journal.

New Major's Focus Is Sustainability Studies

When the University of Kentucky's Environmental Studies program director position opened up last summer, chemistry Professor David Atwood enthusiastically submitted his application.
Tags:

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - ens
X
Enter your linkblue username.
Enter your linkblue password.
Secure Login

This login is SSL protected

Loading