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Items about the Jesse Higginbotham Technology Trust

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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Follow the Dollar

According to The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University (via National Philanthropic Trust), 65% of households give to charity. Sixty-five percent sounds good, since, according to IRS data, less than a third (32.64%) of all tax returns filed with them … Continue reading

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Drawing with Tux Paint and spelling “Kangaroo”

Whoa…What a busy day at Mindtriggerz!  One of our new clients came back for his second session on the computers.  Just two more and he will have his own at home.  He has mastered finding the letters on the keyboard … Continue reading

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The Mindtriggerz Project (and why I love being a volunteer)

We had a slow couple of weeks at Mindtriggerz last month as far as new families go; probably due to the cold weather.  But we’re seeing an increase in activity in February and are excited to reach our goal of … Continue reading

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From Technology to Trust

When you’ve got a big name like the “Jesse Higginbotham Technology Trust, Inc.” you’ve got a lot to live up to. First there’s that little guy with a big name and a big heart, Jesse himself. Everything we do we … Continue reading

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