Dunbar Memorial Garden

The Dunbar Memorial Garden is located on the campus of Jesse’s high school (Paul Laurence Dunbar High School) and was originally planned as a way for students to honor the lives of classmates they had lost. Jesse was working on this project prior to his accident.

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Below are our latest general posts about The Dunbar Memorial Garden:

February 6, 2012 - Dunbar Memorial Garden's Third Annual Native Plant Sale

On Saturday May 19, 2012 the Dunbar Memorial Garden will host its Third Annual Native Plant Sale with proceeds benefiting continued care and maintenance of the all-native plant garden located on the campus of Dunbar High School. The garden was created in 2007 as a way to honor students whose lives were lost while attending school there. This event is being co-sponsored by the Jesse Higginbotham Technology Trust and the Dunbar Beta Club. With Read more »

April 10, 2012 - J is for Jesse: gardening, grants and current events

On Jesse's birthday, March 10th, we visited the Dunbar Memorial Garden and were given not only a sneak peek at what's in store work-wise but also a curiously formed branch on the yellowwood, which we are now calling our "J is for Jesse" tree. Those who knew Jesse's incredible genius and energy can attest to the fact that if a miracle might be made, he'd find a way. While the students were on Spring Break last week we utilized the time to assess, Read more »

May 19, 2012 - So many to thank but where to begin? The incredible success of our 3rd Native Plant Sale

We could not have done this without you. Today we hosted our "3rd annual Native plant sale" at Dunbar and raised just under $800 ($770 to be exact) - our most successful Garden event ever. Between the high-fives, group hugs and UNO games, our volunteer force of a dozen of the best, brightest and hardest working assisted buyers with selection, check-out and carrying boxes of plants. So our first "thank you" goes to them. As Jesse would say: "You Read more »

September 11, 2012 - Breaking the Silence: "Straightlaced" Documentary Event

In January 2010, the Jesse Higginbotham Technology Trust in conjunction with the family of Hannah Landers as well as several other local organizations hosted the Kentucky premiere of the documentary “Straightlaced: How Gender’s Got Us All Tied Up.” We were overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for the premiere and were amazed at the “packed house” it drew. Money was raised both for a scholarship given in Hannah’s honor and a donation Read more »

January 21, 2013 - Creating and supporting safe and inclusive environments

At the Jesse Higginbotham Technology Trust we have committed to a year of giving. Volunteering and working towards change has become a major part in my life, and it mostly started with working with the Dunbar GSA and at the Dunbar Memorial Garden. Jesse, Josh and Hannah all hoped for and worked towards creating safe and inclusive environments. We have all worked at the garden with their shared vision in mind to create a safe space to remember and Read more »

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