Field Notes: Find your inner sweet potato

By |October 28th, 2018|Greenhouse17|

Our third harvest from this season's companion planting was a success. The sweet potatoes grew so big and plentiful this season. We've already begun meal planning to make sure everyone living at our shelter will enjoy the harvest -- roasting, baking, mashing, making soup. And delicious sweet potato pies, of course! The sweet potato beautifully represents

Companion Planting & Supporting Survivors

By |July 28th, 2018|Greenhouse17|

We love companion planting for its practical benefits -- pest control, improved pollination, maximizing use of space. And we also appreciate the approach because of its connection to our mission of ending intimate partner abuse. Although many tried and true companion combinations exist, the "Three Sisters" of corn, beans, and squash are well known. Grown

An Intern Farewell

By |April 28th, 2018|Greenhouse17|

By Carli Stuart Farm Intern at GreenHouse17 As spring finally arrives in Kentucky, the flowers at GreenHouse17 are in full bloom! We have begun filling wholesale florist orders with anemones and ranunculus, and it has us all so excited for the amazing season ahead. We have also begun seeding and planting several varieties of sunflowers,

U-Pick Day – Engaging Community on the Farm

By |October 31st, 2017|Greenhouse17|

By GreenHouse17 October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Our agency's goal during this year's special month was to engage the community in activities that support survivors. In addition to providing healthy food and nature-based healing, this is also a goal of our farm program. So, it only made sense to encourage the community to

An Ode to Butternut Squash

By |September 30th, 2017|Greenhouse17|

Oh, butternut squash, why do we love thee? You lay in our fields, patiently awaiting harvest. You store in our pantry, patiently waiting again. Your vibrant color of orange, ready to nourish, with endless possibilities, savory or sweet. Today, we're celebrating all things butternut squash! One cup of this versatile squash has more than 400%