KVC Kentucky is dedicated to helping the community and recently volunteered with local partner Seedleaf to build a community garden in Lexington, KY. News Channel LEX 18 reported on the event and captured KVC’s management testing out their green thumbs. Volunteers included Elizabeth Croney, Gina Klyachkin, Jarrod Dungan, Megan Moore, Taylor Judd and Joshua Fisherkeller.
Gina Klyachkin, VP of KVC Kentucky, partnered with Seedleaf to develop the garden on Roosevelt Boulevard in Lexington, KY. The community garden is part of her Leadership Lexington project to increase the community’s access to fresh food and learn gardening skills.
Seedleaf is a non-profit organization that educates people about growing, sharing, cooking, and recycling food. Seedleaf spreads their message about healthy food by holding food preservation workshops, cooking demonstrations, hands-on garden education, participating in community wide composting, and maintaining local gardens.
Joshua Fisherkeller, Director of KVC Kentucky’s Therapeutic Foster Care Program, helped in the garden and talked about the importance of Seedleaf’s work in the community. “This organization is a valuable asset to the children and families in Lexington. I was proud to be a small part of this project,” Fisherkeller said.