Melanie Blandford and Sherry Maddock: HWC-2017-12-19

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Melanie Blandford and Sherry Maddock met for the first time in the Lexington Community Radio studio when we broadcast this episode. Their meeting held magic. Listen as these two wonderful leaders toward new food systems talk about their connections to plants: they may be sister “plant empaths,” humans gifted with particular sensitivities to plants’ lives. In more traditional terms, Melanie Blandford is the Executive Director of Marketing for the Kentucky Deparment of Agriculture. She leads the acclaimed Kentucky Proud branding and marketing program. Sherry Maddock recently moved to Melbourne, Australia, where she is at work establishing an entity that connects people in difficult life situations with opportunities and hope as they nurture plants in an urban setting. While in Lexington, Sherry played a leadership role in a network of urban gardening and job development initiatives, including 4th Street Farm, the London Ferrell Community Garden, Seedleaf and FoodChain.

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