Sustainable Communities Network is a  commnity-based  non-profit organization located in Lexington, Ky that endeavors to educate, inspire, build, create and empower sustainable  cities


Lexington KY Community Garden Map and contact info

Donations are welcome

2011 Fundraising Letter
with highlights of our work in 2010
Good Foods Film Series

Soul Food Junkies Lexington & Louisville KY


We encourage you to read our

SCN Annual Report 2009

Back 2 Nature project Report

Youth GreenCorps Report

GROWLEX Community Garden Manual

God's Worms

God's Worms doc

IMMAG Concept Paper

SCN Presentations

School Garden Workshop

Sustainable World Sourcebook

Sustainable Communities Network contributed articles, photographs and quotes for this book.


Join the Bluegrass garden network!

For list of current Community Gardens  in Lexington,





Keeneland       Magazine

jim bruce  
No Longer Forgotten by MaryJean Wall, June 2021
Keeneland Magazine pdf
Keeneland Magazine jpegs

Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden

Name, choice of site location and original concept paper was the work of  activists, Jim Embry and Bruce Mundy  first rendered in the fall of 2006.

Isaac  Murphy Memorial Art Garden concept paper presented to the Leadership Lexington Class of 2006-2007 October 6, 2006 by Jim Embry, Co-director of NELI, NorthEast Lexington Initiative.

The Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden is located on a piece of land just over a half-acre in size that is bordered by Midland Place, Nelson Avenue and Third Street. It designed to honor jockey Isaac Murphy, the three-time Kentucky Derby winner who has been called the greatest jockey of the 19th century and to focus on the contributions of African Americans to the racing industry.


We would also highlight northeast Lexington's role in the history of thoroughbred horse racing.
(click photo at left for additional images)

UK Kentucky Kernel newspaper 2/21/07 --
Click here for the article "Activist hopes Garden will inspire youth"
(article will open in a new window and is in pdf format)

Click here for an article from the Lexington Herald-Leader (12/07/07) explaining the garden's reason and purpose.

Click here for an editorial from the Lexington Herald-Leader (December 2006)



First African Jazz Concert

First African Church History

Jim Embry Interview salone 2012

Jim Embry Interview Terra Madre/Salone del Gusto 2012

George W. Carver compliation

Shawnee Planning

NKU Sustainability

Embry 5th District Newsletter

Embry Key News Food Summit

 Embry WE-are-all-artists

Embry Publlic Republic


bry Speech at Immigrant Rights Rally

Embry Talk at Somerset Community College Terra Madre

Fresh Start Plan  Contributions(Jim Embry) 

Embry Web Articles
Embry Ace Articles
Brattleboro 100year plan

Hip Hop Vegan Group

Jim Embry Terra Madre Links

Sam Levin 2008 Terra Madre

ACE Weekly download articles

Gardens of Eatin

Shovel Ready

Lexington Gardens Grow

Dig It: Gardens Root

HOBY Eco-Art 2009
HOBY Eco-Art 2008

Model of the Year
Closing the Food Gap

Greening of Bryan Station High School

Growing Food & Justice conference

Community Garden Tour Report

Gardening with Class

Bluegrass Food Security Summit 2010
Growing Food and Justice

Soul Food Junkies

The Great Work

The Great Turning

Farm to School

School gardens

Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program/GreenHouse17

Family Care Center

Catherine Ferguson Academy

Catherine Ferguson "O" magazine article

Asenath Andrews

 Grown in Detroit

Greening of Detroit
Adamah: MetroTimes The Greening of Detroit

Food and Sacred Earth Connections

Religion and Environment

Closing the Food Gap 2008

Profile of State Food Policy Councils by State

Interactive Map of State Food Policy Councils

 Climate Change  portal information

Climate Change Books

African Americans Climate Change:Unequal Burden_REPORT

African Americans Climate Change Ex Summary

African Americans Climate Change Bullard Bibliography

Slow Food Newsletter