Lexington Home and Garden News for August 2020
Tour of Remodeled Homes
BIA’s Grand Tour of Homes was held in July, with great (socially distant) attendance.
BIA’s August Tour of Remodeled Homes has been postponed for later this fall and will offer a virtual experience.
Neighborhood Action Match Program accepting applications
This program is funded by LFUCG and supports neighborhood associations in carrying out development activities and improvements. Improvements must be open to the public and eligible projects include street trees, clean ups, sidewalk repairs, and the reuse of vacant buildings. Awards are given up to $10,000, but neighborhoods must match all funds it receives with cash, donated supplies, or volunteer labor and services.
The deadline for submission of an application for Fiscal Year 2021 from eligible neighborhood associations in Fayette County is Friday, August 7 at 4 pm.
Sunflower Field at Eckert’s Farm
The Sunflower Trail at Eckert’s Orchard in Versailles returns with social distancing measures in place, beginning in August. Along with the 4-acres of sunflowers, Eckert’s launched the Field of Hope Project, a social media campaign to encourage guests to post photos of the sunflowers as well as messages of hope for the community. Signs with different aspirational messages for guests to hold while they take photos will be provided.
Reservations are required, and must be purchased in advance.
Grow your garden with Lexington Public Library
The Lexington Public Library announced the lineup for week ten of its virtual summer program schedule entitled “How Does Your Garden Grow?” which focuses on home flower and vegetable gardens, their care, and what Lexingtonians are growing.
Participants are encouraged to share their favorites recipes and cooking photos on the Public Library’s social media pages with one random entry winning a prize.
Harvesting and Preserving Herbs is on Thursday, August 6 at 6 pm.
This article also appears on page 21 of the August 2020 print edition of Ace Weekly.
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