By Knox van Nagell | January 18th, 2010 | See all in Fayette Alliance Blog
“A Greener Tomorrow: USGBC to begin registering LEED certified neighborhood developments in 2010″
Excerpt from Bizlex.com, posted Jan. 7, 2010
By Natalie L. Reed, LEED AP
Lexington, KY – The LFUCG’s Housing Market Study, which was released in October of this year, revealed that 40 percent of Lexington’s residents prefer to live in an “infill product” inside New Circle Road and that this percentage is growing as transportation costs increase and good infill product is built. According to a press release issued by the LFUCG, this study will be used as a reference point by the Planning Commission, particularly in the next Comprehensive Plan Update process. Read the rest of this entry »
By Knox van Nagell | January 13th, 2010 | See all in Events, Fayette Alliance Blog, Past Events
Allies of the Alliance Happy Hour
Join the Allies of the Alliance for our first Allies Happy Hour to learn more about the fun events the Allies organize, preserving our town, our farms and our future, and The Fayette Alliance’s role in our community.
Thursday, March 18th
Grey Goose Bar & Restaurant
170 Jefferson Street
Parking on street or in parking lot across from Grey Goose
Allies, Our Town Our Farms Nov. 2009
Our Town Our Farms 2008
Learn more about the Allies of The Fayette Alliance
Contact Charlene Mingus at email@example.com 0r 859.281.1202 if you have any questions.
By Knox van Nagell | January 12th, 2010 | See all in Community Events, Events, Fayette Alliance Blog
Over 82 varieties of “old time” vegetable seeds, many of them Certified Organic by the USDA. Twenty-two new selections this year.
Saturday, March 13th
8:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M.
Maxwell St. Presbyterian Church
180 East Maxwell
Contact: Bob McKinley
By Knox van Nagell | January 11th, 2010 | See all in Fayette Alliance Blog
“Thousands of jobs could be created in renewable-fuels industry”
Excerpt from Kentucky.com, posted January 11, 2010
By Bill Estep – firstname.lastname@example.org
Kentucky has the potential to develop thousands of jobs in the renewable-fuels industry, but it will take a lot of work and investment to achieve that, according to a state task force.
A full-scale system to produce fuel for power plants and vehicles made from renewable sources such as grass and wood chips could create 10,000 lasting jobs in 15 years, many in farming areas of the state, and generate billions in economic activity, the task force said in a report.
If the state required utilities to burn a certain amount of renewable fuel — called biomass — to produce electricity, that would help develop such an industry, the report said…Read more at Kentucky.com
By Knox van Nagell | January 10th, 2010 | See all in Fayette Alliance Blog
The Fayette Alliance strongly supports the farmland conservation efforts of Bluegrass Conservancy and congratulates the Conservancy on achieving its goal of 10,000 acres under easement. Farmland conservation is a crucial strategy in the long term sustainability and viability of our signature agricultural industries in Central Kentucky- and the Alliance appreciates the Conservancy’s continued partnership to this end.
“Saving the Bluegrass farm by farm, Bluegrass Conservancy reaches goal: 10,000 acres preserved”
Excerpt from Kentucky.com, posted January 9, 2010
By Andy Mead – email@example.com
MIDWAY — The soil on the rolling Lantern Hill Farm is deep and rich. Two Eclipse champion Thoroughbreds have been raised there.
“It is among the best in the world in what it can produce,” owner Suzi Shoemaker said. “I would like to see future generations have the opportunity to raise horses here. Whether they want to or not, they will have that opportunity.”
Last month, Shoemaker took an important step to make that happen. She donated a conservation easement for her 184 Woodford County acres to the Bluegrass Conservancy, a private, non-profit land trust…Read more at Kentucky.com