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:

August 24, 2018 - 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 Read more »

August 19, 2018 - Raising Monarchs in captivity: a detailed guide

This blog post is written as an instructional guide for educators raising monarchs in their classrooms. Some information is specific to certain teachers. Raising Monarchs INSTARS: Egg hatches at about Day 4 1st instar (1-3 days) caterpillar is very small … Continue reading Read more »

July 4, 2017 - 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 Read more »

May 24, 2017 - 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 Read more »

May 6, 2017 - 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 Read more »

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