Weekly produce pickups have begun for the Community Supported Agriculture Project at East Jessamine Middle School. The 52 participating member families each receive a basket of produce weekly through October. The produce is available for pickup within 12 hours of harvest. Members sign a contract for the season, agree to pay in advance and may elect to help with some of the work of the harvest by distributing the produce to the pickup areas. All partners share in the risks and rewards of small-scale farming, such as weather, insect damage and bumper crops. Although only lettuces were available during the first week, future offerings will include sugar snap peas, cabbage, pok choi, green beans, tomatoes, sweet corn, squash, zucchini, cucumber, pickles, eggplant winter squash pumpkins and gourds.
Lecture at Camp Nelson
Learn about the history and mission of the Camp Nelson National Cemetery during an informal lecture by Patrick Lovett at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday at Wilmore Senior Community Center at Wesley Village, 1125 Lexington Road.
Lovett is director of eight national cemeteries, seven of them in Kentucky: Camp Nelson, Lexington, Danville, Nancy, Lebanon, two in Louisville and one in New Albany, Ind. The cemetery was created in 1863 as a place to bury Union soldiers who died while serving in and around Camp Nelson during the Civil War. For information, call Alan at (859) 858-3865, Ext. 238.