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Winter gardening at Pikeville Elementary

PES students who work in the winter garden accepted the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award. High school students involved in the project were not available at the time the photo was taken.

Fresh vegetables are on the menu at Pikeville Elementary School this winter, thanks to the “Plant It for the Planet” project by students in Traci Tackett’s Primary Talent Pool and Gifted Education classes. The students, who are in grades four through ten, are tending a winter garden. The school cafeteria has served up their produce […]

Pikeville High School wins PRIDE award for its garden

Pikeville High School Panther PRIDE Club

Pikeville High School earned the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award for its school garden. “Gardening is a practical way to eat well and save money on groceries, so this project is building skills that students can use at home now and throughout their lives,” said PRIDE’s Mark Davis. “Gardening also fosters good […]

Owsley County High’s garden in the spotlight

Mr. Dustin Estridge (Owsley County High School Agriculture Teacher/Co- Coordinator OCHS PRIDE CLUB) and his 5th Period Class along with Sandy Gay (PRIDE Coordinator) and Gary Cornett (OCHS Principal).

Owsley County High School has attracted statewide notoriety for its community garden, and the latest accolade is a PRIDE award for involving students in construction of a new greenhouse.The school’s PRIDE Club and agriculture students are building the benches that will support the growing surfaces in the greenhouse. The hands-on assignment has earned the PRIDE […]

June 2012: Homegrown Kentucky opens Owsley County garden and wins PRIDE award

University of Kentucky students Ben Smith, Adam Meredith and Luke McAnally accepted the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award from Sandy Gay, who is PRIDE Board Member.

Owsley County celebrated the launch of its Homegrown Kentucky community garden on May 24, and PRIDE honored two agencies leading the innovative project. The garden is located at Owsley County High School, which has a substantial amount of tillable land. Students have been working in the garden, which allows for hands-on learning activities in subjects […]

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