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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 theĀ  Deauville Riparian Buffer Project … Continue reading

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