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Peace Art Garden at Cardinal Valley Elementary: a Danaus Plexippus success story

In the fall of 2014 we created a native plant garden at Jesse’s Elementary School here in his neighborhood of Cardinal Valley. The garden was a supplement to the Science teacher’s outdoor classroom and the surrounding area is filled with … Continue reading

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Monarch Butterflies in the classroom

We like to say “If you plant it, they will come” and we’ve planted a lot of Milkweed (the larval host plant for Danaus Plexippus) at various locations around our Lexington Kentucky community. One of our favorite ways to introduce … Continue reading

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Germinating Milkweed seed varieties: a home gardener’s perspective

Having been bitten by the “grow it” bug many, many years ago, I consider myself pretty adept at nurturing seeds. Over the years I’ve developed my own way of germinating that’s been highly successful whether the seed is annual flowers … Continue reading

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Monarch Watch “Milkweed for Restoration Projects”

We are thrilled (as is evident by Jesse’s dads expression) to participate in the Milkweed for Restoration Projects program of Monarch Watch. Since 2014 the Jesse Higginbotham Technology Trust has been the key steward for the  Deauville Riparian Buffer Project … Continue reading

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Milkweed for sale at Dunbar Memorial Garden’s 8th annual Native Plant Sale

On Saturday, May 13th the Trust will once again host our annual Native Plant Sale at Dunbar High School.  This will be our 8th sale and most likely our best – over time we’ve learned so much not only about … Continue reading

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It’s January – do we stop giving now?

For many nonprofits, donations received during December can have a huge impact on their continued work. While the Trust has never been “keen” on actively seeking monetary contributions, we truly value and appreciate our donors! Much has been accomplished in … Continue reading

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The gift that keeps on giving – give your computer a second life

As we enter the gifting season, we want to remind our friends and supporters that working computers and peripherals are tax-deductible when donated to the Jesse Higginbotham Technology Trust, Inc. CPU’s with a minimum Pentium 4 processor, LCD monitors, speakers, … Continue reading

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