Berea’s Food Bank

The Berea Food Bank and Berea College’s CELTS program have worked together for almost 30 years. Listen in to hear about both the Food Bank’s history and services as well as how the CELTS program serves both the college students and our community.

Here are some pictures…

Sign on the Food Bank’s front door.
Hours and Information on the front door.
Annual Report Cover
Annual Report
Annual Report
Annual Report
Annual Report
Annual Report
Information in the bag left on our front porch.
Information about how to give a financial donation to the Berea Food Bank.
The morning breakfast CELTS meeting before the work begins…
The work taking place out front of the Food Bank.
A different view of the work taking place out front of the Food Bank.
Jerry Workman at his desk at the Food Bank.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Berea’s Food Bank Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/BereaFoodBank

Berea College CELTS Program Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/BereaCollegeCELTS

 

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Jereme Zimmerman

Berea’s Jereme Zimmerman is a national expert on several sustainability topics and the go-to person on making Mead. Jereme joins Troy on this episode to talk about his craft and becoming a national expert while living in Berea.

Here are links mentioned in the show:

Click here to search Google for Jereme Zimmerman.

Here is the facebook page for Robie Books. You can swing by and pick up Jereme’s books here.

Click here to get to know the Permaculture Podcast. They love Berea!

You Should Know About Harvesting Hope

Sustainable Berea and community partners are addressing the Opioid Crisis. Listen to hear about how working with the soil and each other are offering support for those wanting to break their addictions.

Stroll down Adams Street to see the signs of hope.

Links:

Sustainable Berea: https://www.sustainableberea.org/

Liberty Place: https://foothillscap.org/liberty-place-recovery-center-for-women/

New Opportunity School For Women: https://www.nosw.org/

Bobtown Arts: http://bobtownarts.org/

USDA Grants: https://www.usda.gov/topics/farming/grants-and-loans

July 11 Berea Tourism Commission Meeting – Unabridged

Agenda of the July 11 Berea Tourism Commission Meeting.

We spent a lovely evening with our Tourism Commission and other concerned citizens. The discussion about Tourism, Murals, and Outdoor Concerts was so engaging that we thought we would share it with you!

While it is a long episode, every second is worth it.

Here are some links that go along with what was discussed during the meeting:

Berea’s Tourism Commission Members: https://www.visitberea.com/berea-tourism-commission

Berea’s 123 Arts Accelerator Program: https://www.visitberea.com/the-art-accelerator-program

Berea’s Levitt AMP Concert Series Webpage: http://www.firstfridayberea.com/

We attended the meeting as concerned citizens. Here is the urban dictionary definition of ‘Concerned Citizen’: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=concerned%20citizen

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Travel Tips From Berea

Troy shares from recent experience how to save money travelling from Berea (if you would ever want to leave). 

This episode I share:

  • Airfare Tips
  • How to use credit card points for travel
  • The best website for lodging deals.

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Here are the links to know…

A search for last minute cruises

The Berea Podcast’s Facebook page (Go like it!)

www.redweek.com

Berea’s Gallery 123: What’s Happening Now?

 

Image courtesy of Lex18.com

Berea’s Gallery 123 Arts Accelerator Program suffered a fire on April 30, 2018, but first responders, friends, and the community-at-large have offered support in traditional and unexpected ways! Listen to this episode to hear the gratitude, optimism and wisdom of the Gallery’s new Program Director, Jeffrey Carpenter as he recaps the past week and shares plans for the future!

Here is a video taken by Keith Taylor and shared on Twitter:


Here is a picture I took on the night of the fire.

Firefighter sprays left side of building.

Here is the news report from WLEX 18.

LINKS:

Gallery 123 on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/artacceleratorprogram/

Gallery 123’s webpage:

https://www.visitberea.com/gallery-123/

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More links will be added as they are shared with us, check back here often!

The Pros Of Living In A College Town 2

In case you don’t know where Berea is…

Healthy Food and Fun Festivals and Good Music and Gaming Conventions all made the list for this episode. We share our love to Berea College Dining Services. Someone called in and shared their enjoyment of the Dandelion Festival. We are treated to a mini-concert of the Low Key Quartet. And lastly share how you can be part of an upcoming Tabletop Gaming Convention to be held here in Berea, Kentucky!!! Listen to the episode for the full details. Below are links to guide you to everything we shared in this episode! Thanks for listening!

Consider Berea College Dining Services, here is a link to help you make up your mind…

Here is the link to the Office of Sustainability’s page on Facebook

Here is a link to the composer that the Low Key Quartet mentioned. Here are some pictures of the fine musicians you heard!

Roger Jones
Alice Hooker
Charlie Hoffman

Lastly, here is a link to APPALCON 2018!

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Purple Martins Have Arrived In Berea!

Berea resident and Purple Martin landlord, Melody Richmond, join Troy and Della to share the good news that Purple Martins have made it back to Berea for Spring 2018!

Here are some pictures of Melody’s Purple Martin Birdhouse and Gourds!

Melody is so proud of this picture!
Purple Martin Birdhouse and Gourds.
You can just hear the dawn calls…

Here is a brief video of baby Purple Martins in the nest…

Here is a brief video of Purple Martins fluttering around their birdhouse and gourds…

Melody shared her contact information on the show (just click on the green arrow at the top of the page to listen). Feel free to reach out to us over at www.facebook.com/thebereapodcast  if you would like us to connect you with Melody!